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AES 2006 Product Preview

A sampling of products to be featured at the 121st AES Convention, October 6-8, in San Francisco.

Condenser microphone

Targeted at live sound and studio applications, the Perception 400 multi-pattern, large-diaphragm, condenser microphone from AKG Acoustics features selectable cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-eight pickup patterns. It incorporates two separate back-to-back, 1-inch-diameter vibrating surface capsules with gold-sputtered diaphragms. The Perception 400 offers 20 Hz to 20 kHz response and 145 dB maximum SPL at less than 0.5 percent THD. The microphone has a switchable bass roll-off switch and a switchable 10 dB pre-attenuation pad. A screw-on, spider-type shock mount and metal carrying case are included. Price: $559.95. Availability: currently available. For more information, see AKG Acoustics at AES booth 801, or contact the company at 615-620-3800 or at www.akg-acoustics.com.

Wireless audio system

Targeted for use in touring and large installation applications, the Opus 900 wireless system from beyerdynamic includes multiple transmitter and receiver options. Receivers include the single-channel NE 900 S, the dual-channel NE 900 D, and the quad-channel NE 900 Q (pictured here). Each receiver features a jog-wheel control for system configuration, as well as a balanced XLR headphone output with monitoring and volume control for each channel. Transmitter options include the DM 960 S, DM960 B, and DM969 D dynamic transmitters; the EM 981 S and CM 930 B condenser transmitters; and the TS 900 M and TS 900 C pocket transmitters. Price: N/A (all models). For more information, see beyerdynamic at AES booth 1102, or contact the company at 631-293-3200 or at www.beyerdynamic-usa.com.



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