If you use wireless microphones or wireless personal monitor systems in the United States, you should be aware of the 600 MHz wireless spectrum auction. In spring 2017, the FCC reallocated the 600 MHz frequency band (614 – 698 MHz) for wireless broadband use. This reallocation means that operating wireless microphones or personal monitor systems in the 600 MHz band will eventually be prohibited by law.
If you’re currently running a 600 MHz wireless system, there’s no need to press the panic button just yet. Depending on your location, you may be able to use your 600 MHz system until July 13, 2020, so you don’t need to make the switch immediately. That said, right now is a good time to pick up a new, “future-proof” wireless system that runs in the 470 – 608 MHz UHF band, 1.9 GHz band, or 2.4 GHz band.
AKG, Audio-Technica, Sennheiser, and Shure are all currently offering cash-back rebates on new wireless systems when you trade in your old 600 MHz wireless system. Read on for the details on how to claim your rebate from each wireless mic manufacturer!
|To get a rebate on a new wireless system from….||Trade in your old system by:|
|Sennheiser||December 31, 2017|
|AKG||April 30, 2018|
|Shure||April 30, 2018|
|Audio-Technica||March 31, 2019|
AKG Wireless 600 MHz Wireless Trade-in Rebate
AKG is giving you the opportunity to trade in any qualifying complete, working 600 MHz wireless system, and save up to $350 per channel when stepping up to select AKG wireless sets before April 30, 2018. Learn more about the AKG trade-in rebate offer >>
How to claim your rebate from AKG:
- Purchase your new qualifying AKG wireless system from an authorized dealer.
- Download and fill in the AKG Rebate Form.
- Firmly tape the Rebate Authorization Label from your Rebate Form to a single carton and send AKG your old qualifying wireless system along with your form, your original dated store receipt, and the UPC label from your new AKG wireless system.
- Receive a check in the mail in 8-10 weeks!
Audio-Technica 600 MHz Wireless Trade-in Rebate
Audio-Technica is offering a “Trade In On Your Terms” program to help you make the switch out of 600 MHz. For each 600 MHz wireless system you trade in (regardless of manufacturer), you’ll receive a rebate on an eligible Audio-Technica wireless system purchased between August 15, 2017 and March 31, 2019. Claims must be postmarked by April 30, 2019 to be valid. Learn more about the Audio-Technica trade-in rebate offer >>
How to claim your rebate from Audio-Technica:
- Verify that your trade-in system operates in the 600 MHz band. Your receiver and/or transmitter should include a sticker with the frequency range. If any part of the listed frequency range falls within the 614 – 698 MHz range, your system is eligible for trade-in. Here’s a list of common 600 MHz wireless systems from Audio-Technica and other manufacturers that are eligible for trade-in.
- Purchase an eligible Audio-Technica wireless system from an authorized Audio-Technica dealer in the United States between 8/15/2017 and 3/31/2019.
- Register online, using Offer Promotion #78844.
- Once registered, mail the following documents and equipment:
• Printed rebate form.
• A copy of the sales receipt for your new A-T system with store name, date of purchase, model number and price paid clearly legible.
• The original (not a copy) UPC bar code cut from the product box of each new A-T system purchased. Not from the shipping carton.
• Your old 600 MHz wireless system (receiver and transmitter). Note: To receive the full trade-in rebate on a dual-channel system, you must send in two channels (i.e., two single-channel receivers or one dual-channel receiver, plus two transmitters) from a 600 MHz system.
- Please allow 8 to 10 weeks for processing from the time your submission is received. To check status of your rebate, please visit http://audio-technica.rebateaccess.com.
Sennheiser 600 MHz Wireless Trade-in Rebate
For a limited time, trade in your old 600 MHz Sennheiser wireless system, and receive a rebate of up to $600 per channel when you purchase a new system! Sennheiser’s 600 MHz rebate program runs from June 14, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Learn more about the Sennheiser trade-in rebate offer >>
How to claim your rebate from Sennheiser:
- Check if your current wireless will be affected. Look for a printed sticker on your equipment indicating its frequency range. On Sennheiser wireless, this information is printed on both transmitters and receivers, and is often visible on the main display. Any manufacturer, make or model will be accepted for trade-in rebate, provided it operates in the 600 MHz band (614 – 698 MHz range).
- Purchase new wireless from an authorized Sennheiser dealer. Sennheiser recommends these future-proof frequency ranges:
• XS Wireless – Recommended Frequency: A
• Evolution wireless G3 – Recommended Frequency: A1, A, G
• Evolution wireless D1 – Recommended Frequency: 2.4 GHz
• AVX – Recommended Frequency: 1.9 GHz
- Trade in your old 600 MHz wireless gear. When your new Sennheiser wireless systems arrive:
• Make a copy of your sales receipt, dated between June 14-Dec 31, 2017.
• Cut the UPC codes off the sides of your new Sennheiser boxes (no photocopies accepted)
• Complete the 600 MHz Trade-in Form.
• Send your old wireless, sales receipt, UPC code and completed trade-in form to the address listed on the form.
• That’s it! Please allow 6-8 weeks for your trade-in to be processed, and your check to be mailed.
Shure 600 MHz Wireless Trade-in Rebate
The Shure 600 MHz Wireless Rebate allows you to trade in your eligible system for a rebate with the purchase of a new system. Receive up to $500 cash back per channel of wireless! This rebate offer is available for purchases made from April 17, 2017, until April 30, 2018. Learn more about the Shure trade-in rebate offer >>
How to claim your rebate from Shure:
- Use this tool to determine whether your current Shure or non-Shure system is eligible for trade-in. Review the complete Terms and Conditions of the Shure rebate.
- Purchase a new eligible Shure wireless system.
- Complete a Shure 600 MHz Wireless Rebate Form.
- Ship your trade-in product to Shure along with a printout of the Rebate Form confirmation page. Use a trackable shipping method.
- Receive a check from Shure. Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.