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AKG DEBUTS HC 577 HEADSET

The new HC 577 is virtually non-detectable on stage or on camera and provides true water resistant durability.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – April 16, 2007 – Designed for flawless performance under dynamic conditions, AKG‘s HC 577 headset makes its U.S. debut at NAB 2007. Insensitive to moisture/perspiration and designed to withstand the rigors of stage performance while providing superb audio quality, the HC 577 performs flawlessly under the bright stage lights that speakers and actors are immersed in. Featuring an adjustable behind-the-neck headband and dual-ear temple pieces for extreme stability, the HC 577 provides excellent comfort and maneuverability to the end-user. The microphone boom further offers flexibility with an adjustable length, a flexible mic boom and choice of left or right-hand use.

Compatible with all standard AKG wireless systems, the HC 577 features patented dual-diaphragm technology to ensure pristine audio quality even under the most demanding live circumstances. Incorporating a CK77 omni-directional transducer, the HC 577 has undergone rigorous chemical testing to ensure resistance to an actor‘s make-up and creams, as well as alcohol and sweat. Additionally, the patented body design protects the dual-diaphragm transducer for maximum cable noise suppression.

“Many actors and presenters experience the hot lights of stage performance and frequently find themselves perspiring as a result,” explained Thomas Stubics, Product Manager, Installed Sound, AKG Acoustics. “At AKG, we call this ‘hot‘ usage of our products. The HC 577 is designed to address this issue and provide durable operation throughout any form of hot usage, easily withstanding moisture, perspiration and salts.”

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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