AKG Mics World Cup Opening Ceremony

Munich, Germany (June 26, 2006)--The 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany kicked off in spectacular fashion on June 9th at Munich's Allianz Arena Stadium with soccer stars, political stars and all-around superstars.
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Munich, Germany (June 26, 2006)--The 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany kicked off in spectacular fashion on June 9th at Munich's Allianz Arena Stadium with soccer stars, political stars and all-around superstars.

The event captivated over 60,000 spectators inside Allianz Arena Stadium and a worldwide television audience of 1.5 billion viewers. Frankfurt-based Sirius Showequipment AG was contracted to provide sound reinforcement services in conjunction with regional sound company Crystal Sound, choosing a 48 channel AKG WMS 4000 wireless microphone system to support the full spectrum of musical guests from traditional Bavarian folk performances to contemporary hip hop and rap artists.

"In a situation like this where the world is watching, there can be no room for error," said Sirius' Wolfgang "Schabbach" Neumann, audio crew chief for the event. "From top to bottom, we needed a reliable sound system to successfully execute the event. We were quite pleased with the performance of the AKG WMS 4000 system. In fact, after our positive experience at the opening ceremony, we have ordered additional units in support of upcoming events."

The first FIFA World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930; the 2006 FIFA World Cup wraps up on July 9th in Berlin.

Sirius Showequipment AG
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AKG
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