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Sennheiser Introduces New Lineup of DJ Headphones at the 2014 NAMM Show: HD6 Mix, HD7 DJ and HD8 DJ

Anaheim, CA, January 22, 2014: Audio specialist Sennheiser [Hall A, booth 6577] announces a brand new range of professional mixing and DJ headphones at the 2014 NAMM Show. Building on the legacy of its iconic HD 25 DJ headphones, which have been used by the world’s leading music producers and DJs for 25 years, the new HD6 Mix, HD7 DJ and HD8 DJ are designed for the most demanding users and punishing professional environments.

Developed in conjunction with some of the world’s top DJs including Bob Sinclar, Luciano, Andy Baxter, Missill and Davina, the three new DJ headphones deliver excellent sound reproduction with the highest levels of external noise attenuation. The durable materials, exceptional build quality and unrivalled product support make these new professional headphones from Sennheiser the perfect choice for mixers and DJs at any level.

Mark Posgay, vice president sales and marketing, Sennheiser, commented: “The new HD6 Mix, HD7 DJ and HD8 DJ build on the success and legacy of our HD 25 headphone. The entire range utilizes a proprietary acoustic system designed to address the needs of many different performance and production applications.” ??The HD8 DJ is designed for professional DJs and features outstanding sound reproduction, while the HD7 DJ provides an engaging, dynamic sound that is especially suited for live performance. Both headphones deliver a mid-low end emphasis with clarity retained in the high frequencies, in addition to a ‘tight’ overall sound. The HD6 meanwhile, is focused primarily at studio-based music creation and delivers a balanced, accurate sound for mixing and monitoring work. “The elliptical, circumaural ear cups were specially designed to ensure a perfect fit for more users,” says Posgay. “This provides excellent external noise attenuation that can cope with very high sound pressure levels, which effectively means that users can monitor at safer levels.”

The DJ headphone range is features unmatched comfort and durability, whether they are being used in the studio or in live performance. The elliptical shape of the ear cups prevents pinching and is enhanced by interchangeable ear pads for comfortable listening during long periods of use. For hassle-free one-ear monitoring, both DJ models feature a brand new swivel feature with up to 210 of movement and three different wearing positions. With both coiled and straight 3m high-performance cables included that can connect to either ear cup, the headphones can adapt to suit just about any user preference. A bayonet twist lock enables a secure connection to the headphones.

All three models are built to withstand the rigors of daily studio work and a life on the road. Sennheiser has engineered the range from durable, high-quality materials to take even the roughest everyday professional use, proven through rigorous and extended quality tests. And when the life on the road pushes the limits too far, Sennheiser’s new headphones offer replaceable parts and a peerless commitment to customer service with at least five years’ parts availability guarantee even after end-of-life, and global support for quick replacements, wherever the work takes you.

The HD6 Mix ($279.95), HD7 DJ ($329.95) and HD8 DJ ($389.95) will be available at the end of this month.

About Sennheiser:

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at http://www.sennheiserusa.com.

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Antelope Orion32 Multi-Channel Interface, Nominated for TEC Award, to be Demonstrated at 2014 NAMM Show

Demonstrations to Highlight Hybrid Multi-Channel Setup With the Orion32 — Antelope Audio to Also Show Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC/Headphone Amp, Following Successful Unveiling at International Consumer Electronics Show

Anaheim, CA, January 21, 2014: During the 2014 NAMM Show this month, leading digital audio manufacturer Antelope Audio [Booth 7118 - Arena] will demonstrate the power and flexibility of its newest multi-channel interface: the Orion32. Antelope’s U.S. Director of sales and marketing, Marcel James, will be on hand to walk attendees through the unit’s capabilities when used with hardware summing from Rupert Neve Designs and 500 series module inserts from Purple Audio, Maag Audio, Bettermaker and Electrodyne. Antelope will also be demonstrating its Eclipse384 converter, with the Orion32 and Eclipse384 clocked by the company’s renowned 10M atomic clock.

Antelope’s 2014 NAMM Show booth will feature rolling hourly demonstrations of its gear as well as the following guest VIP presenters at 1:00 p.m. each day:

Friday, January 24thEric Sarafin (aka Mixerman) (Foreigner, Ben Harper)
Saturday, January 25thBrian Vibberts (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, The Black Crowes)
Sunday, January 26thHowie Weinberg (Bjork, Ramones, Muse)

The Orion32 is a nominee for the 29th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the ‘Computer Audio Hardware” category. The awards will be presented during the 2014 NAMM Show on Friday evening, January 24th at a special ceremony. The TEC Awards is the pro audio industry’s most prestigious awards show honoring outstanding achievement in product innovation and sound production.

Orion32: Unmatched I/O Flexibility, Audio Quality and Clocking Accuracy:

Antelope Audio’s Orion32 is the world’s first 32-channel AD/DA converter, supporting both MADI and USB interfaces, clocked by Antelope’s renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology. The device features 192 kHz I/O streaming of 32-channel digital audio through its custom-built USB chip, which provides simple connectivity to any USB-enabled DAW or computer. The converter also provides 32 channels of 96 kHz audio through its fiber optic MADI I/O connections, which can be used to connect with any suitably equipped MADI compatible device.

In addition to being an extremely high quality audio converter, Orion32 is also an audio master clock. The device employs Antelope’s proprietary 4th generation of AFC and oven controlled oscillator, technologies that made Antelope Audio clocks an industry leader for accuracy and reliability in recording, mastering and post-production facilities around the world. The 4 word clock outs, together with the 10 MHz input, make Orion 32 the ideal centerpiece to any project studio, high-end studio or live performance environment.

Introducing the Zodiac Platinum SDS DAC/Headphone Amp:

Antelope Audio also introduces its new Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC/headphone amplifier fresh from the International Consumer Electronics show. The Zodiac Platinum features a 256X upsampling mode, which helps realize the true potential of DSD – delivering new standards in accuracy, transparency, imaging, and dynamics. In addition to featuring a custom-built USB chip capable of carrying DSD128 and up 24-bit, 384 kHz PCM files, the Zodiac Platinum boasts a wide range of connectivity options, including AES/EBU and S/PDIF I/O, a couple of TOSLINK inputs (PCM only), a set of balanced and unbalanced analog outs, as well as an unbalanced RCA input.

To learn more, please visit http://www.antelopeaudio.com.

About Antelope Audio:

Antelope Audio is the brainchild of Igor Levin who has more than 20 years’ experience and a number of innovations in digital audio and synchronization technology. The company is widely acknowledged as the leading manufacturer of audio master clocks.

In 2009 Antelope Audio launched its product line of high-resolution USB D/A converters, being among the pioneers designing a 384 kHz DAC. Antelope’s DACs employ their renowned 64-bit clocking and jitter management technologies and custom-designed circuits, achieving unprecedented precision and sound clarity.

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Sennheiser to Demonstrate its Unique Laser Drum Microphone Concept at 2014 NAMM Show

Daily Demonstrations Will Feature Concept Microphone Developed by Sennheiser Technology and Innovation Lab, San Francisco

Anaheim, CA – January 21, 2014: Audio specialist Sennheiser (Hall A, Booth 6577) announced that it will exhibit an advanced concept microphone at the 2014 NAMM Show, which is designed to improve drum sound pick-up. The concept, developed by Sennheiser’s Technology and Innovation Lab in San Francisco, is unique and based on a recording technology supported by lasers.

In the past, Sennheiser has used exhibitions such as the NAMM Show as sounding boards to gain insight and feedback on its latest developments in its Pursuit of Perfect Sound. The new laser drum concept will be demonstrated on the Sennheiser stage to visualize the idea.

Typically, many microphones are used to capture the sound of a drum kit. However, each single microphone usually captures many other sounds in addition to its intended source. This is why many engineers have used gating techniques to keep the sonic image focused and avoid what is commonly referred to as comb filtering: a series of delayed signals that create sonic interference.

Rather than relying soley on dynamics processing, Sennheiser’s laser drum microphone concept uses laser vibrometers to measure the vibration of the drum head. Instead of being triggered by acoustic waves, the gates for each drum are triggered using the laser beam which picks up the visual vibration of the drum head. This equates to less bleed across the pieces of the entire kit, and a more focused overall drum sound.

To experience Sennheiser’s unique laser drum microphone concept in person, please visit the Sennheiser booth between Thursday, January 23rd and Saturday, January 26th at 11:15 a.m., 1:50 p.m. or 4:50 p.m.

About Sennheiser:

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at www.sennheiserusa.com.

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Sennheiser Announces Lineup for On Stage Product Demonstration Performances at NAMM 2014

Product Showcases Begin at Noon Each Day and Carry on through Sunday

Anaheim, CA, January 20, 2014: Audio specialist Sennheiser (Hall A, Booth 6577) announced that its booth stage at NAMM will feature an impressive roster of emerging musical talent. The product demonstrations — which will feature the latest audio equipment from Sennheiser and its family of distributed brands— will begin at noon on Thursday, January 23rd and continue through Sunday afternoon, January 26th.

Scheduled performances are as follows and may be subject to change:

Thursday, January 23rd

• 11:15 a.m. – Laser Mic Demo (Sennheiser product concept)

• 12:00 p.m. – Marcus Eaton (Eclectic acoustic pop)

• 12:45 p.m. – Sara Niemietz and Snuffy Walden (singer/songwriter, soundtrack)

• 1:30 p.m. – Corey Gray and Jake Coco (singer/songwriter pop)

• 1:50 p.m. – Laser Mic Demo

• 2:15 p.m. – Dilana (rock)

• 3:00 p.m. – Sara Niemietz and Snuffy Walden

• 3:45 p.m. – Corey Gray and Jake Coco

• 4:30 p.m. – Marcus Eaton

• 4:50 p.m. – Laser Mic Demo

Friday, January 24th

• 11:15 a.m. – Laser Mic Demo

• 12:00 p.m. – Nina Storey (fusion of alternative rock/blues/jazz / soul)

• 12:45 p.m. – Magnolia Memoir (jazz/blues inspired rock)

• 1:30 p.m. – Calico (Americana)

• 1:50 p.m. – Laser Mic Demo

• 2:15 p.m. – Nina Storey

• 3:00 p.m. – Magnolia Memoir

• 3:45 p.m. – Marcus Eaton

• 4:30 p.m. – Calico

• 4:50 p.m. – Laser Mic Demo

Saturday, January 25th

• 11:15 a.m. – Laser Mic Demo

• 12:00 p.m. – Raining Jane (eclectic rock/folk)

• 12:45 p.m. – Charles Jones (keyboardist)

• 1:30 p.m. – Debby Holiday (rock/dance/soul)

• 1:50 p.m. – Laser Mic Demo

• 2:15 p.m. – Special Guest

• 3:00 p.m. – Charles Jones

• 3:45 p.m. – Debby Holiday
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• 4:30 p.m. – Kelly Moneymaker (rock/blues/classic rock)

• 4:50 p.m. – Laser Mic Demo

Sunday, January 26th

• 12:00 p.m. – Nu Blue

• 12:45 p.m. – Katie Cole (Americana/acoustic rock)

• 1:30 p.m. – Honey Whiskey Trio (folk/bluegrass)

• 2:15 p.m. – Nu-Blu (bluegrass/country)

• 3:00 p.m. – Katie Cole

• 3:45 p.m. – Honey Whiskey Trio

Each year, the Sennheiser booth stage provides a high-quality, entertaining platform for emerging talent to heard by the over 80,000 people attending NAMM. For more information on artist performances, or to learn more about Sennheiser, please stop by booth 6577 or visit www.sennheiserusa.com.

About Sennheiser:

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at www.sennheiserusa.com.

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Legendary Towne Crier Cafe Opens New Venue in Upstate New York, Drawing International Talent and Elevating Sound Experience with Sennheiser

Towne Crier Cafe, Hub for American Roots, Jazz and World Music Since 1972, Re-Opens in Beacon New York with Stunning Decor, Farm Fresh Food and Authentic Sound from Sennheiser

Beacon, NY, December 17, 2013: One of the best music scenes in New York is actually just outside New York City — approximately, 65 miles north in Beacon, New York. The city’s newest jewel is the Towne Crier Cafe, which combines an exquisite Americana-style restaurant, an intimate performance space and authentic sound from Sennheiser — all within a striking new facility designed from the ground up. While the venue is new to Beacon, The Towne Crier Cafe has an established legacy as one of New York’s most unique performance venues, hosting both emerging and established musical acts from here and abroad.

The Towne Crier Cafe, which is near the banks of the Hudson River and close enough to draw audiences from northern New Jersey, southeastern Connecticut as well as New York, is situated in an ideal location. Beacon has a vibrant artistic community with galleries, a thriving music scene and one of the world’s largest contemporary art museums: Dia: Beacon. Towne Crier owner Phil Ciganer says the club has received a warm reception from the surrounding community since its opening — partly because it continues to attract fans from all over the region: “On any given night, people who know The Towne Crier will show up because they’ve known us over the years,” he says. “When people come here, they also enjoy other parts of the town. The city is enjoying a renaissance and we are all working together to make it a nice, regional focal point.”

The facility in Beacon was an oversize warehouse before Ciganer put pencil to paper and began transforming it into an exquisite performance space and restaurant. “Everything from the framing, to the electric, to the sound system had to be built — it was a major project that took more than nine months,” he recalls. Once all the construction and interior elements were complete, Ciganer turned his attention towards the sound system. “The most important thing for me was to have the best sound anywhere,” he says. “We want people to be comfortable here and experience great music.”

The Towne Crier’s relationship with Sennheiser began over a decade ago when Greg Beebe, then a product manager for Sennheiser U.S. and now its president, paid a visit to Ciganer. “Greg was very impressed with what we were doing here and offered his support, so we began using Sennheiser at that point and have been very pleased with the sonic quality and durability of the microphones since,” he says. “When we moved to Beacon, I thought it would be a good idea to reconnect and strengthen our ties, so Tim Moore [Sennheiser artist relations] came to visit to assess the sound requirements we had in the new space.”

Moore recommended a package of Sennheiser’s evolution series wired microphones to cover vocals, piano, acoustic instruments such as guitar, fiddle and mandolin, as well as drums and other instruments. This included several e 935 dynamic microphones for vocals, e 914 small diaphragm condenser microphones for piano, acoustic instruments and room ambience, e 906 dynamic microphones for guitar cabinets and several other microphones including the e 902, e 904 and e 905 to cover drums and other instruments.

Joe Johnson, front of house for the Towne Crier, is elated with the performance of the evolution series, which he has running into a Soundcraft Performer 3 digital console and a Meyer P.A. system: “The e 935 is one of the best vocal mics I’ve ever heard,” he says. “The e 914s have a nice, open presence and a firm low end. We also use these as overheads on the drums — they are so versatile.” The e 935 was recently used as the vocal microphone during a performance by legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb. “Jimmy has such a unique voice and an unusual microphone technique,” says Johnson. “With the e 935, you could really understand the diction and his lyrics.”

While the Towne Crier Cafe has established itself on an entirely new level, its overall vision remains the same as it was in 1972, says Ciganer: “Since the beginning, the music has always been the most important thing to me,” he says. “I have always associated Sennheiser with high quality, and Sennheiser microphones have helped us get the sound to where we wanted it to be.”

About Sennheiser:

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at http://www.sennheiserusa.com.

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1) Songwriting great Jimmy Webb performs through a Sennheiser e 935 dynamic microphone and a pair of e 914 small diaphragm condenser microphones on the piano to an enthusiastic audience in November, 2013.
2) Joe Johnson, front of house for The Towne Crier, mixes a show using a Sennheiser e 935 microphone so artists can hear him clearly through stage monitors.
3) Singer/songwriter Sam Gleason sings through a Sennheiser e 935 dynamic microphone with an e 914 small diapragm condenser microphone on his acoustic guitar.

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Sennheiser Appoints Mark Posgay as Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Professional Systems

Posgay Brings 20 Years of Sales and Professional Audio Experience to His New Role

Old Lyme, CT, December 12, 2013: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that Mark Posgay has been appointed to the position of vice president, sales and marketing, Professional Systems, Sennheiser Electronic Corp effective immediately. In his new role, Posgay will report directly to Sennheiser USA President, Greg Beebe.

Posgay is an experienced sales professional with 20 years of audio industry expertise. Prior to joining Sennheiser, he held senior sales positions at Harman Professional, Monster Cable, and Mars Music, where he executed strategic solutions to a broad mix of customers and partners in the areas of management, sales, training and education.

“This is an exciting time of innovation in our professional systems segment, with the recent introduction of our Digital 9000 wireless system and a diverse group of other industry leading products,” commented Greg Beebe. “Mark brings an ideal mix of audio industry knowledge, customer insight and management expertise to lead our professional systems team as we implement our strategic growth initiatives into 2014 and beyond.”

Posgay, whose office is based at Sennheiser’s U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida and a certificate in Music Performance and Business from Musician’s Institute.

About Sennheiser:

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at http://www.sennheiserusa.com.

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Sennheiser Digital 9000 System Drives ‘Next Wave’ of Interactive Art

The microphone system delivered uncompressed, artifact-free audio night after night to patrons donning Sennheiser wireless headphones

Los Angeles, CA, December 12, 2013: Last month, Invisible Cities, the world’s first large-scale opera for wireless headphones, completed its limited run of sold-out performances at Los Angeles’ Union Station – the largest railway terminal in the western United States. At the heart of the production, which was staged within the vast, multi-room expanse of the terminal as well as among its outdoor courtyards, was Sennheiser’s new Digital 9000 wireless system. The microphone system delivered uncompressed, artifact-free audio night after night to patrons donning Sennheiser wireless headphones.

The opera, a collaboration among The Industry, L.A. Dance Project and Sennheiser, was written by Christopher Cerrone and based on the 1972 novel by Italo Calvino. The narrative, which is accompanied by an 11-piece live orchestra being captured by a selection of Sennheiser and Neumann microphones, takes audience members on an artistic, multi-sensory journey throughout the terminal as character Marco Polo describes his quests to Emperor Kublai Khan. Thanks to professional and consumer wireless technology from Sennheiser, neither the performers nor the audience members are restricted by the typical spatial confines of a theatre, and participants are invited to experience the opera from an almost infinite number of different perspectives.

Three core technology elements from Sennheiser made the technical production possible: these included wired microphones; wireless microphones and IEM (in-ear monitoring) systems; and wireless consumer headphones. Each instrument in the orchestra was miked using Sennheiser or Neumann wired microphones while performances were broadcast to performers and audience members using Sennheiser’s state-of-the-art wireless technology. Audience participants were able to experience the entire performance using wireless consumer headphones from the Sennheiser RS 120 II system.

The Heart of the System: Sennheiser’s Digital 9000

From a technical perspective, the star of Invisible Cities was the Sennheiser Digital 9000 system, which delivered eight channels of uncompressed, artifact-free audio throughout the facility and captured every delicate nuance of the libretto. The components of the Digital 9000 system used in the opera included the EM 9046 digital receiver, SK 9000 bodypack transmitters and MKE 1 clip-on microphones.

“Digital 9000 was a natural choice for the singers,” explains Dave Missall, National Market Development, Professional Systems, Sennheiser USA. “In addition to delivering 24/96 kHz performance with unprecedented dynamic range and a non-existent noise floor, the Digital 9000 system made it easy to allocate frequencies in the middle of downtown Los Angeles, which is an extremely hostile RF environment. Since the Digital 9000 transmitters have very high linearity, intermodulation is non-existent. Therefore frequencies can be set in very close range to one another with no problems, making the system spectrum efficient.”

Running in parallel with Digital 9000 was Sennheiser’s 2000 series IEM system, which handled in-ear monitoring duties for each of the singers and dancers and ensured their performances were in lock step with the musical score. EK 2000 IEM receivers, IE 8 earbuds and SR 2050 IEM twin transmitters were accompanied by a highly complex antenna system. Four distinct zones throughout the terminal served as antenna farms to achieve seamless RF coverage for both the performers and for audience members wearing wireless headphones. Depending on the zone, A 2003-UHF passive directional antennas were deployed with A 5000-CP circularly polarized models, effectively minimizing signal strength variations while eliminating multipath issues.

Sennheiser and Neumann at the Source

Sound designer Martin Gimenez specified a diverse collection of Sennheiser evolution microphones as well as Neumann microphones to cover each instrument in the 11-piece orchestra. evolution microphones were used to capture brass and percussion, as well as overall room ambience. For woodwinds and strings, including the harp, Gimenez utilized several Neumann KM 184 small-diaphragm condenser microphones. On the piano, he selected a pair of Neumann U 87 Ai large-diaphragm condensers.

“Between the sonic immediacy of the headphone concept and Christopher Cerrone’s haunting orchestration, sonic transparency was paramount on our minds,” commented Gimenez. “Having access to the entire range of Neumann and Sennheiser microphones proved vital and necessary in order to convey the amount of detail to each and every audience member.”

Sennheiser Audio Quality, from Alpha to Omega

At the opposite end of the signal chain were four hundred wireless consumer headphones from the Sennheiser RS 120 II system, which delivered premium quality sound to the audience members during each performance. Featuring a comfortable, open-air design with easy access to user controls such as volume, tuning and an on-off switch, the combination of audio quality, comfort and ease of use made the headphones the perfect choice for this particular application.

The success of Invisible Cities’ initial run has been recognized extensively in the international press and was awarded a proclamation from the City of Los Angeles. Since completing its performances there, The Industry has entertained offers for performances in Bordeaux, France and other locations in 2014.

The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. In 2012 the family company, which was founded in 1945, achieved a turnover of around 584 million euros. Sennheiser employs more than 2,300 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres).

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at www.sennheiserusa.com.

Photo captions:

1: Invisible Cities attendees listened to the opera on wireless headphones from the Sennheiser RS 120 II system

2: Sennheiser had four zones of antennas to facilitate wireless transmission throughout Union Station

3: The Sennheiser EM 9046 digital receiver

4: The 11-piece orchestra of Invisible Cities was miked using Sennheiser evolution and Neumann microphones

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The Ultimate in Listening Pleasure: New Sennheiser high-end cables

The HDVD 800 Features Balanced Sound Image, Maximum Precision and Impressive Spatiality

OLD LYME, CT, December 11, 2013: Audio specialist Sennheiser has announced the availability of symmetrical connecting cables for its new HDVD 800 and HDVA 600 headphone amplifiers. When combined with Sennheiser high-end headphones, the new high-end cables deliver a very special sound experience.

The new CH 650 S, CH 700 S and CH 800 S high-end cables are fitted with a four-pole plug to ensure that they are optimally matched to the fully symmetrical principle of Sennheiser’s headphone amplifiers, providing a symmetrical signal transmission from the source to the headphones. “Distortion and interference are cancelled out. The sound becomes much clearer and total harmonic distortion is reduced to a minimum,” explained Axel Grell, Product Manager High-End at Sennheiser.

Excellent materials, excellent sound

The new high-end cables are made of oxygen-free copper (OFC). The CH 700 S and CH 800 S versions are additionally coated with silver, further minimizing resistance during audio transmission. The new high-end cables also have gold-plated contacts. At the receiver end, a four-pole XLR plug with gold-plated Neutrik inserts ensures optimum sound, while the other end of the cable has headphone-specific plugs. The CH 650 S is specially matched to the Sennheiser HD 600 and HD 650 headphones, whereas the CH 700 S is optimised for the HD 700 and the CH 800 S for the HD 800.

In order to fully utilize the sound potential of the HD 800 reference headphones, the CH 800 S is outfitted with an extra feature. High-quality Odu connectors from medical technology are used to ensure maximum contact reliability in order to round off the outstanding sound experience. “These three cable versions put the finishing touch to Sennheiser’s high-end world,” said Axel Grell. “When combined with Sennheiser high-end headphones and the HDVD 800 and HDVA 600 headphones amplifiers, the cables ensure perfect sound.”

The high-end cables were designed and developed at Sennheiser’s headquarters in Germany. These latest members of the Sennheiser high-end family are also being manufactured there. The Sennheiser CH 650 S, CH 700 S and CH 800 S high-end cables are now available from selected Sennheiser sales partners.

The new cables are available now. Pricing is as follows:

CH 650 S: $239.95
CH 700 S: $319.95
CH 800 S: $379.95

The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. The family-owned company, which was established in 1945, recorded sales of around €531 million in 2011. Sennheiser employs more than 2,100 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres).

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at www.sennheiserusa.com.

Photo captions:
1) The new CH 650 S high-end cable from Sennheiser
2) The new CH 700 high-end cable from Sennheiser
3) The new CH 800S high-end cable from Sennheiser

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Masque Sound Ushers Sennheiser’s New Digital 9000 Wireless System onto the Great White Way

Leading Theatrical Sound Integrator Represents the Pinnacle of Audio Innovation, Offering its Clients ‘No Compromise’ Quality and Reliability from Sennheiser

Old Lyme, CT, December 3, 2013: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that Masque Sound, a leading sound reinforcement, installation and design company, recently took delivery of a new Sennheiser Digital 9000 wireless system. The new acquisition enables Masque Sound to offer its clients the newest and most advanced wireless audio system ever manufactured by Sennheiser.

Masque Sound is a third generation company that has been providing Broadway and many large-scale touring productions with the most innovative audio solutions for over 75 years. The highly respected company counts timeless productions such as The Lion King, MAMMA MIA! and The Phantom of the Opera among its clients.

“There has been overwhelming demand among key designers and theatrical sound professionals to demo and use the Digital 9000 wireless system from Sennheiser,” commented Scott Kalata of Masque Sound. “We felt the Digital 9000 was an outstanding investment considering its quality and flexibility, especially as it relates to the upcoming frequency challenges our industry will be facing. We are very pleased to have such an innovative RF system in our possession and so far our clients are really looking forward to getting their hands on it.”

Every Sonic Picture Tells a Story

Kalata recognizes that Broadway productions require the best possible audio quality to help convey a story, and that today’s audiences expect nothing less than a moving and realistic audio experience: “Today’s sound designers want audio content to sound as neutral and as realistic as possible,” Kalata states. “They clearly want to move away from the companding artifacts that are always present to some degree and can compromise analog RF systems. The sonic difference between legacy and fully digital Sennheiser radios is night and day to even the casual listener.”

The Sennheiser Digital 9000 features completely uncompressed audio, artifact free wireless performance and superb dynamics while making frequency coordination nearly effortless. These features make it a top consideration for theatrical, broadcast and demanding live performance applications.

On Broadway, there are inherent challenges to achieving a clean wireless signal given the close proximity of television stations, radio broadcasts and other interference generating venues. The Digital 9000 enables seamless frequency coordination within extremely congested environments: “We need to make sure everything is coordinated to work within the local RF environment,” observes Kalata. “Remember, on 44th or 45th street in Manhattan, there could be over a hundred radios working at once, so this can be a huge challenge. Our testing of the Digital 9000 showed that it is incredibly robust and immune to extraneous frequencies, whether they are analog or digital. Because of this, we will be able to use it in environments where traditional analog radio might not be able to operate reliably.”

Masque Sound has an impressive track record of innovation, and prides itself on being one step ahead of client demand: “We were the first company to send a digital mixing console out on the road for a major musical tour back in the early 2000s — at that point, nobody had done anything on that scale,” says Kalata. “The Sennheiser Digital 9000 represents a similar innovation, so we felt was had to be involved with it very early on. We aim to always be a leader in the marketplace, not a follower.”

About Sennheiser

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at www.sennheiserusa.com.

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Moog Announces Minimoog Model D Expansion Pack for Animoog

ASHEVILLE, NC, December 2, 2013: Moog Music announced the release of The Minimoog Model D Expansion Pack for their award winning iOS synthesizer, Animoog. The expansion pack includes 69 Timbres extracted from a vintage Minimoog Model D analog synthesizer, and 213 presets designed exclusively for Animoog’s Anisotropic Synthesis Engine. Presets were crafted by a preeminent set of designers including Sound Creation Expert Kevin Lamb, Timbre Extraction and Design Pundit Drew Neumann, Synthesist Adam Holzman, DJ/Producer Dom Kane, and Sonic Mayhem’s Sascha Dikiciyar.

“Animoog’s Anisotropic Synthesis Engine is unique in that it uses timbres as evolving oscillators rather than as samples,” said Cyril Lance, Chief Engineer Moog Music. “Taking timbres from a Minimoog and placing them in Animoog creates very distinctive sounds that are advanced and invigorating. This isn’t an emulation of a Minimoog. It is actually a new way to experience it.”

The Minimoog Model D Expansion Pack is available now as an In-App-Purchase in the Animoog store for $6.99. The Animoog app, which received the 28th annual TEC award for Audio Apps Technology For Smartphones and Tablets, is available for download on Apple’s iPad, iPhone, and iPod as well as for the Blackberry Z10. Audio samples for Animoog expansion packs are available on the Animoog product page at http://www.moogmusic.com.

Links:

• Animoog on the iTunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/animoog/id471638724?mt=8
• Animoog product page: http://www.moogmusic.com/animoog
• Moog Music website: http://www.moogmusic.com/
• Moog Music on Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/MoogMusicInc/
• Animoog on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/animoog

About Moog Music:

Moog synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments are designed and lovingly handcrafted at the Moog Factory in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The company and its customer’s carry on the legacy of Dr. Bob Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer and founder of Moog Music Inc. Moog Music celebrates the innovative spirit of Dr. Moog in every instrument they produce and also at Moogfest, their five-day festival dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music.

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