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HARMAN’s AKG Continues 65-Year Anniversary Celebration With Limited Edition Classic C451 Mics and K702 Headphones

LONDON, United Kingdom – As HARMAN’s AKG continues to grow and expand from its founders’, physicist Dr. Rudolf Görke and businessman Ing. Ernst Pless, original visions, professionals worldwide have learned to interchange the highest standards in quality, performance and dependability with the 65-year-old name of AKG. Discovering trends has always been a strong suit for AKG, from patenting more products, designs and pieces than all of its competitors combined, to originally recognizing the need for a wider range of equipment for various levels of recording.

Celebrating its 65th anniversary, AKG is proud to introduce a line of limited edition products to commemorate its industry leading, quality and reliable audio equipment offerings to the professional market. The limited edition C451 condenser microphones and K702 headphones are now available to music enthusiasts around the globe.

Handcrafted in Vienna with the highest attention to detail, the limited editions of these prestigious products are positioned to deliver renowned AKG quality to sound engineers, producers and musicians around the world. Each are individually tested and numbered to ensure the highest quality.

AKG’s C451 65th Anniversary Edition condenser embodies sound from the legendary C451 EB with the CK1 capsule delivering stunning quality and precision accuracy. Since its introduction in 1969, the C451 has been continuously improved and has demonstrated its durability under the harshest onstage environments. The C451’s transformer-less preamp enables high sound pressure capability, allowing for close miking of high-energy sound sources up to 155 dB SPL without distortion.

The reference small-diaphragm is an excellent tool for capturing the smallest details of any instrument due to its lightweight membrane and sophisticated acoustic design, which makes it the perfect choice for accurately capturing drums, percussion, acoustic guitar and overhead miking. C451 is listed at a UVP of €599.00.

The K702 Anniversary Edition headphones bring a new level of precision to the line with newly designed genuine leather headband and soft velour ear pads for maximum comfort during long recording or listening sessions. With its patented Varimotion two-layer diaphragm and revolutionary flat-wire voice coil, K702 delivers pristine sound with incredible impulse and treble response.

K702’s reference-style headphones boast an over-ear, open-back design, with extremely accurate response. Its sophisticated technology allows for spacious and airy sound without compromise. The K702 Anniversary edition is listed at a UVP of €599.00.

“In our seventh decade of setting the industry standard, raising the bar in recording and live audio, AKG is proud to offer our dedicated customers an opportunity to help celebrate our milestone with the limited edition C451 and K702’s,” stated Thomas Stubics, product marketing manager, recording and broadcast, AKG. “With the limited edition C451 and K702, users with these extraordinary pieces of equipment will enjoy AKG’s ever evolving history, with a sound experience they will never forget!”

AKG’s C451 and K702 65th Anniversary Limited Edition sets both stun with a new Titan semi-gloss finish.

For more information about AKG, please visit http://www.akg.com and http://www.youtube.com/AKGacoustics.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

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