Nashville, TN (January 19, 2005)–AKG will give away some of its hottest products during NAMM Expo 2005 this week–the WMS 400 hand held wireless system, the NeXt Generation C 414 B-XLS studio condenser microphone, and Guitar Player Packs. To win, you must register at the AKG booth in the Harman Pro Room, #7800, between Hall A and the Arena Drawings will be held at 5:00 PM daily on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (January 20-22). Winners will be announced following the show.
The WMS 400 system is AKG’s latest wireless system. Engineered for cost-efficient, high-performance multichannel applications, it includes the HT 400 Handheld Transmitter (which accepts either D 880 dynamic or C 900 series condenser capsules), the PS 400 Bodypack Transmitter and the SR 400 UHF Diversity Receiver. Numerous headset and lavalier mic options are also available for the WMS 400. Where local regulations permit, the SR 400 can operate on as many as 12 channels simultaneously. WMS 400 components are compatible with AKG’s WMS 4000 Series antennas, antenna splitters and power supplies, so they can be used in complex wireless systems. In addition, numerous headset and lavalier mic options are available with the system.
The NeXt Generation C 414 B-XLS represents the latest update of this legendary studio condenser microphone, which has recorded instruments and vocals on countless hit records. In response to requests from world-class recording studios, broadcast stations and concert engineers, the C 414 has been updated with new features and accessories that enhance its ease of use, along with improved technical specifications. The C 414 B-XLS now includes the H 85 professional shock mount/stand adapter that minimizes structurally-transmitted noise from chassis vibration, the PF 80 external pop filter and the W 414 X external windscreen. Of course, the C 414’s reference-quality accuracy and detailed, sought-after sonic character are unaltered.
The AKG Guitar Player Pack includes vocal and instrument microphones and a wireless guitar system. The hardwire/wireless convertible design of the D 880M is making it a new standard for lead and backing vocals. Its outstanding performance is a result of the Varimotion process, which enables AKG to adjust sonic character at the diaphragm by differentiating thicknesses. The Doubleflex anti-vibration system helps the D 880 M reject handling and structurally transmitted noise.
Used by Tower of Power, among many other artists, the D 440 is a cardioid dynamic microphone designed for tough onstage use. The patented AKG Varimotion diaphragm makes the cardioid pattern virtually frequency independent. A strong plastic housing and wire-mesh outer grille protect the transducer system from damage. The outer grille and a layer of special fabric beneath it form a very effective windscreen to suppress pop and wind noise. An integrated stand adapter provides for precise alignment with drums, guitar amps, etc.
Almost invisible, the GB 40 guitarbug won’t get in the way of your playing, it’s an easy way to turn a guitar, bass, or portable keyboard into a wireless instrument. The spring loaded FlexJack swivel jack plug mates with any type of output jack and holds the GB 40 securely against the instrument, keeping the noiseless on/mute/off switch and gain control within easy reach. Plug in to the optional CU 40 charging unit to recharge without removing a rechargeable battery.
The SR 40 stationary receiver can be used with the GB40, optional TM 40 transmitter module, and all other WMS 40 Series transmitters. With fixed frequency presets, the SR 40 lets you plug & play. An adjustable squelch and output level control deliver clean, quiet signals to the amplifier or mixing console. Outputs include a XLR and 1/4″ jack. The rugged half-rack case can be used on top of an amp or in a rack. With additional receivers, the WMS 40 system can operate on up to four separate wireless channels.