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AKG‘S NEW C5 & D5 VOCAL MICROPHONES OFFER RELIABLE PERFORMANCE AND DURABILITY

A reliable choice for a wide range of applications from live stage performance to houses of worship, AKG‘s new C5 and D5 vocal microphones deliver a unique combination of high performance and rugged durability.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – April 16, 2007 – Making its broadcast market debut, the new AKG C5 and D5 vocal microphones provide excellent sound and unmatched feedback resistance for live vocalists as well as presenters. Offering both a condenser and dynamic version, the C5/D5 Series features an attractive and robust industrial design with the highest quality and durability standards.

After undertaking extensive market research and performance testing in 2006, AKG incorporated superior transducer technology with maximum isolation of handling noise to deliver pristine reproduction of vocals in every venue from small houses of worship to large concert stages.

“The goal of our market research initiative was to identify and exceed the current standards in vocal microphone performance and reliability,” explained Stefan Gubi, President, AKG Acoustics. “Through unique features and new technologies such as our Laminate Varimotion diaphragm, AKG‘s new C5 and D5 microphones deliver unmatched performance, providing musicians and presenters with superb sound quality and outstanding durability.”

The C5 condenser vocal microphone and D5 dynamic vocal microphone each feature a dent-resistant spring steel wire mesh grille cap for maximum protection of the capsule and a rugged zinc alloy die-cast housing, which can withstand tough use during animated live performances. An integrated shock absorber system minimizes handling noise exceptionally well.

The C5 features a 24-carat gold-sputtered housing that protects the condenser capsule against moisture and humidity plus a removable Presence Boost adapter for increased intelligibility. The D5 dynamic includes the new Laminate VarimotionTM diaphragm technology to deliver smooth frequency response and the highest gain-before-feedback. The D5 is also available in a switched model, the D5 S, which features an On/Off switch on the body.

All models include value-added components such as gold-plated XLR output connectors for loss-free signals, a vinyl carrying bag and stand adapter.

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.

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