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HARMAN’s AKG Launches WMS420 Wireless Microphone System At NAMM 2014: Brings Pro-Grade Capabilities To Single-Channel Market Sector

ANAHEIM, California – HARMAN’s AKG, an innovation and performance leader in wireless audio systems, today launched the WMS420 wireless system, a versatile and high-performance single-channel wireless system designed for smaller venues such as schools, town halls and houses of worship. In doing so, the company is setting new feature, performance and quality benchmarks for the single channel market and enabling customers to select from four specialized product packages: Vocal Set with AKG D5 handheld microphone, Head-worn Set with AKG C555L, Lavalier Set with AKG C417 and Instrument Set with AKG MKG L cable.

“This microphone family enables smaller venues to get just the right system for their needs at the right price they’re prepared to pay without having to compromise on performance, quality or reliability,” stated Stephan Scherthan, Product Line Manager, Wireless Systems, AKG. “It is an extremely flexible single channel package and, I am certain, will advance the quality of sound in smaller venues where one or more channels are required.”

WMS420 is designed for ease of use.With WMS420, rack installation is quick and easy, especially with its detachable extended antennas that attach to the back of the receiver.

WMS420 includes the SR420 UHF stationary receiver with two external and detachable antennas on the rear side and BNC connectors at standard 50ohms.

The HT420 handheld transmitter’s and PT420 pocket transmitter’s charging contacts, like the AKG WMS470, are compatible with the AKG CU400 charging station.

“AKG’s WMS420 is a high-quality wireless system, with a rugged and reliable Austrian-built D5 microphone to ensure performance quality for on-stage users,” Scherthan continued. “WMS420 addresses the quality void in small-venue wireless systems, with a price point all users will find very appealing.”

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 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 14,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.5 billion for the last twelve months ended September 30, 2013.

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