In an introduction that brings high performance capsule technology and market proven reliability to the broadest fixed installation market, AKG is introducing the comprehensive line of 99er microphones today at IBC. With nine different products in the line that provide nine different applications, the 99ers are a diverse group of microphones that offer a solution for nearly any installed sound application.
The new line – which consists of the CGN99, CHM99, CBL99, CK99 and the DGN99 - incorporates components from classic AKG products such as the capsule of the C542 BL boundary layer microphone and the well-proven acoustical components of the discreet gooseneck range. All of the microphones are equipped with proper RF shielding to meet the high demands of electromagnetic compatibility in everyday installations. The family consists of nine microphones for nearly any typical installed sound application, including: conferencing, paging, surveillance, on-stage use and recording.
“The 99er line is a unique range of high class but affordable and easily specified microphones for the installed sound market,” said Mario Siokola, Product Manager for the 99ers. “The mix of superior acoustics, RF shielding and extraordinarily rugged mechanical design makes the 99ers easy to install and absolutely reliable in use.”
The condenser gooseneck range includes the CGN99 C/S, CGN99 C/L, CGN99 H/S and CGN99 H/L, which provide both cardioid or hypercardioid polar patterns and can come on a short or long gooseneck stand. This range is the perfect solution for conferencing systems, lecterns, podiums and altars, too. Also included in the 99er range is the CHM99 hanging microphone on a 10 m twist-free cable. Available in either black or white, the CHM99 is an ideal microphone for teleconferencing applications, theaters, or as a choir microphone in a house of worship.
“The 99er line is one of our most versatile lines of microphones to date,” continued Siokola. “They are designed to provide a solution for nearly any type of installed sound application and they provide a price performance that is simply unmatched by any other microphone range.”
Also included in the 99er range is the CBL99; a compact boundary layer microphone using technology from high-end studio mics. It has a high sensitivity and a wide frequency range, and is optimised for use as a low profile desktop microphone in conference situations as well as choir or instrument applications.
Rounding out the 99ers is the CK99 – a small lavalier microphone with a cardiod pickup pattern that makes it a feedback resistant-robust solution for speeches and house of worship applications- and the DGN99; a rugged, versatile microphone designed for all paging purposes, such as in a shopping mall or for transportation applications. The DGN99 is also available on a desk stand with a PTT switch as the DST 99 S.