VIENNA, Austria – As die-hard
comic fans flooded the San Diego Convention Center, Comic-Con 2013 hosted more
than 100,000 visitors as well as hundreds of celebrity guests discussing their
latest movie roles and ideas surrounding the comic universe. During numerous
panels, stars such as Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Jada
Pinkett Smith, Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford addressed questions from the audience
through HARMAN’s AKG D5 microphones.
Provided by San Diego-based MSI Production
Services, the D5 microphones were deployed by audio designer Rob Wisley and Eric
Stahlhammer. HARMAN’s Ken Freeman, Senior Manager, Business Development,
Installed Sound, was onsite to assist with the deployment. Wisley stated, “The
D5’s performed very well, especially for this application, where a smooth, wide
frequency response was needed in addition to a well-balanced low end for the speakers.”
Comic-Con panels range from
upfront, star-studded talks and how-to video game tutorials, to histories of
characters and story lines and Q & A sessions. With such a massive
following and demand for seats in the auditoriums, the clarity of the
microphones and audio signal were a major priority among the event organizers.
“We understand the importance of
the Comic-Con convention, where the support of the fans and other participants help
make this international event such a success, so it was important to support
the convention speakers with reliable and high quality sound,” continued Wisley.
“The D5’s performed as expected and allowed each fan to take in valuable
information without missing a word.”
For more information on MSI
Production Services, please visit http://www.msiprod.com.
designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of audio, lighting and
infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets.
It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium
brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark
Levinson®, and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. 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 about 14,300 people across the
Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal
year ended June 30, 2012.