AKG Headsets With Automatic Mute Reshape Broadcast Communication

akg_hschsd-headsets.jpgAMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – With a continued focus on improving the quality of performance in professional audio/video markets, HARMAN's AKG has unveiled the latest additions to its professional broadcast headsets – the condenser microphone models HSC 171 and HSC 271 and dynamic microphone models HSD 171 and HSD 271. Ideal for broadcast engineers, sports and news commentators, voice-over and recording artists, the latest line meets the high demand for efficient and reliable equipment in the industry with seasoned AKG ingenuity.

“HARMAN's AKG HSC and HSD headsets incorporate features that have been directly requested by professional users, and offer excellent comfort, optimum ambient noise reduction and outstanding audio quality,” said Thomas Stubics, product marketing manager – recording and broadcast, AKG. “We've designed the HSC and HSD with comfort and usability in mind and each set will offer reliable service across the board.”

All four models have a closed-back earpiece design for high ambient noise attenuation and signal isolation. The HSC 271 and HSD 271 are circum-aural (around ear) and the HSC 171 and HSD 171 are supra-aural (on ear) designs. All have a detachable cable – if a cable becomes defective under the stress of day-to-day use, it can be quickly replaced without any tools.

Recognized as “Best of Show” by Pro Sound News at NAB 2012 in the US, each headset has a flexible microphone arm that moves through a 270-degree arc and automatically mutes the mic as it's moved up, eliminating the need for a mute button. The HSC 271 and HSD 271 also feature automatic headphone muting once they are lifted from the user's head. The microphone can be worn to the left or the right of the wearer's mouth, and the microphone is shock mounted to attenuate mechanical noise and protect the capsule from damage.

All the headsets are compatible with a choice of optional available cables and connector types, for use in the studio, broadcast booth or on the field, with consoles, computers, camcorders, intercoms or other devices.

For more information, please visit http://www.akg.com

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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