Washington, D.C. (August 11, 2006)–The Wine Advocate Fund for Philanthropy recently held its First Annual Legendary One Hundred Point Wine Weekend at the historic mansion, Halcyon House in Georgetown to raise money to find a cure for cancer and to provide pre-schools for at-risk kids. The evening featured “the best wines within the last 100 years.” Audio for the event was provided by Nomad Event Systems (Arlington, VA), which used a selection of Sennheiser wireless mics.
Desmond White and Matt Fisher of Nomad Event Systems used Sennheiser wireless systems at the exclusive Washington D.C. charity event.Sennheiser EM550G2 dual-channel receivers were deployed, alongside SKM935G2 handheld transmitters and SK500G2 bodypack transmitters. “RF in D.C. is always a crapshoot. Frequencies that worked earlier in the day sometimes change and don’t work later, especially due to DC security issues, making event operations different than any other city,” said longtime Nomad engineer, Desmond White. “The room was small and all concrete. It was tight after the guests were seated and the bodies absorbed most of the reflections. I thought I was having some frequency issues before the event, so I did a scan on all the channels on the EM550G2 receivers and then picked out a frequency for each of the SKM935G2 handsets and MKE105-EW super-cardioid lavalieres.”
Sennheiser PXC300 noise-canceling headphones complimented the evening’s live auction travel packages. “We wanted to add a high-quality item to the auction packages that would offer instant gratification,” said Marc Cohen, one of the founders of the One Hundred Point Wine Weekend and CEO and Chairman of OPNET Technologies, Inc. “These headphones are the perfect travel companion and complimented the auction packages nicely. I appreciate the active noise-canceling technology where music can be enjoyed anywhere. They’re travel-friendly because they fold up into a small package.”
The event netted over $1.3 million for charity and plans are in the works for the Wine Advocate Fund’s 2007 “Best of the Best” event.