Following the success of Broadcast Video Expos (BVE) inaugural Manchester event, Sennheiser UK heads back to the Manchester Central Arena, where stand E35 will see the company exhibiting its industry-leading microphones, wireless systems, headphones and monitoring products as well as highlights from its distributed partners including Nagra and new addition Avalon.
Highlights from the Sennheiser stable will be the new MKE 600 shotgun mic, MKH 8090 wide cardioid condenser microphone and its ground-breaking Digital 9000 system, as well as the KH120 studio monitor from sister company, Neumann.
Launched at IBC 2012, Digital 9000 is a digital wireless system that can transmit completely uncompressed audio, artefact-free and with superb dynamics. Targeting broadcasting professionals, (musical) theatres and high-profile live audio events, Digital 9000 sets a new benchmark in digital wireless transmission. The system, which includes the EM 9046 receiver, SKM 9000 handheld and SK 9000 bodypack transmitters, and a comprehensive suite of accessories, has been meticulously designed for the highest channel counts in todays increasingly dense frequency environment.
The new MKE 600 shotgun microphone from audio specialist Sennheiser provides video journalists with a microphone that can master even the toughest video sound challenges. Its high level of directivity ensures that it picks up sound from the camera direction while reliably avoiding unwanted background noise. The switchable low-cut filter makes sure that handling and wind noise is minimised. Users can expect a very lifelike, full-bodied sound with good bass response and pleasant speech reproduction with high intelligibility.
The MKH 8090 has a wide cardioid pick-up pattern, which makes it the ideal microphone for orchestral recordings. The RF condenser microphone is perfectly suited as both a main and a spot microphone. An optional screw-on module, the MZD8000, can be used to convert it into a digital AES42 microphone.
Designed for use as a near-field loudspeaker or as a rear loudspeaker in larger multi-channel systems, the KH 120 represents Neumanns use of the very latest in acoustic and electronic simulation and measurement technologies to ensure the most accurate sound reproduction possible.
Featuring a Mathematically Modelled Dispersion¢ (MMD¢) waveguide, flexible acoustic controls, analogue class-AB amplifiers, a number of input formats and an extensive range of mounting hardware, the KH 120 provides the maximum versatility for a wide variety of acoustic conditions, source equipment and physical spaces.
Perfect for tracking, mixing and mastering in music, broadcast, project and post-production studios, the KH 120 is the first in a new line of Neumann studio monitors, taking this type of product to a new level.
Products from Nagra Audios range of digital audio recorders include two cost conscious products: the LINO, a high quality compact hand-held digital recorder designed to offer a lower cost recorder for professional users for radio journalism and music recording; and the PICO, a high quality compact hand-held digital recorder designed to offer an entry-level recorder for low budget music recording and independent journalism.
Finally, from Avalon examples from their highly regarded range of processors and pre-amps will be on display. Highlights will include the V5 high voltage, Pure Class A multi-purpose instrument line and mic pre-amp, the M5 Mono dedicated Mic Pre and the U5 mono instrument DI pre-amp with 6 tone EQ.