ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, June 19, 2007 — AKG today announced two new high-performance wireless microphones to support the live and installed sound markets. Wireless versions of the outstanding C5 and D5 microphones have been developed through collaboration with AKG’s successful WMS 4000 wireless system, providing vocalists, musicians and presenters with the most versatile and high-performance vocal microphones on the market.
“Our initial January launch of the ultra-durable high-quality C5 and D5 wired microphones was the direct result of an extensive market research project conducted to address the specific needs of vocalists,” explained Klaus Hitzenberger, Product Marketing Manager, AKG Acoustics GmbH. “With the launch of the C5 and D5 wireless mics, we are further expanding the applications of this superior transducer technology.”
The new C5 and D5 wireless microphones offer two interchangeable microphone heads for the HT 4000 handheld unit, as part of the WMS 4000 wireless system: the C5 WL1 condenser vocal microphone and D5 WL1 dynamic vocal microphone. Both establish new quality and durability standards with excellent wireless performance for professional musicians.
The C5 condenser microphone and D5 dynamic microphone each feature a dent-resistant spring steel elastic wire mesh cap for safe protection of the capsule element, as well as an integrated shock absorber system for compensation of handling noise. Additionally, the D5 features Laminate Varimotion™ diaphragm technology to deliver a smooth and controlled frequency response and the highest gain before feedback.
Offering 30Mhz wide UHF band with up to 1200 selectable frequencies, the WMS 4000 wireless system consists of the SR 4000 receiver, HT 4000 handheld transmitter and PT 4000 bodypack transmitter. The easy-to-use WMS 4000 wireless system is feature-packed with backlit display, battery life indicator, silent mode, environment scan, auto setup frequency search and rehearsal functions. Additionally, the fully HiQnet-compatible WMS 4000 features a very robust UHF transmission.
About AKG Acoustics:
AKG Acoustics is widely recognized as the most innovative manufacturer of microphones, wireless systems and headphones in the world. Since its founding in Vienna, Austria in 1947, the company has been granted over 1,500 patents. Today, AKG continues its investment in research and development, providing its engineers with the most advanced tools available for design, testing and performance simulation.
AKG Acoustics GmbH is headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Located at 8500 Balboa Boulevard, Northridge, CA 91329, AKG Acoustics, U.S. markets the full line of AKG Acoustics microphones, headphones, wireless systems and processing for recording, concert sound reinforcement, commercial sound, broadcast and home entertainment applications. AKG Acoustics is part of the Harman International (NYSE: HAR) family of companies, which includes trusted brands such as BSS, Crown, JBL, Infinity, Lexicon, Mark Levinson, Soundcraft, Studer, dbx, Harman-Kardon, Revel and DigiTech.
About the Harman Pro Group:
The Harman Pro Group (www.harmanpro.com) is the world’s largest provider of professional audio products and system solutions for commercial sound, contracting, tour sound, recording and broadcast, musician, portable PA and cinema applications. The Group is headquartered in Northridge, California and includes industry leaders AKG Acoustics, BSS Audio, Crown International, dbx, DigiTech, JBL Professional, Lexicon, Soundcraft, and Studer. The Group is part of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), a leading supplier of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and infotainment systems for the automotive, home and professional markets.