Old Lyme, CT (May 19, 2004)–The Sennheiser MD 21 microphone turns 50 this year. To celebrate, Sennheiser is issuing a limited birthday edition of 100 MD 21 mics in a light-gray hammer tone design with the signature of Professor Dr.-Ing. Fritz Sennheiser. The first three, serial numbers 001 to 003, will come with a wooden case and a certificate signed by Professor Dr.-Ing. Fritz Sennheiser, and will be auctioned online. Proceeds will go to England’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts to support its work on an international level in training young sound engineers and artists.
The online auction for the first of the three Sennheiser MD 21 birthday edition microphones will be held from May 8, 2004, 12:00 Central European Time until May 18, 2004, 12:00 CET. The second auction (serial number 002) will be held from May 21, 2004, 12:00 CET until June 1, 2004, 12:00 CET. The third auction (serial number 003) will be held from June 4, 2004, 12:00 CET until June 14, 2004, 12:00 CET. The minimum bid is €150.