Vienna, Austria (February 26, 2014)—The Austrian company Pollmann recently celebrated its 125th anniversary this year with over 800 guests at the Sports Hall in Waidhofen a.d. Thava in Austria. Austrian rental company, Stagesound Event Technology, developed a sound system consisting of Harman’s AKG microphones for all speeches and commendations given during the celebration.
Faced with numerous acoustical challenges in the 200 by 270-foot space, which was not structurally or acoustically designed for a large PA system, Stagesound used two AKG GN30 gooseneck microphones with CK31 high-performance condenser microphone capsules for each speaker. Stagesound system engineer Markus Kouba and audio engineer Andreas Mühlmann wanted to make the system as user-friendly as possible.
“Although the majority of speakers were professional presenters, the event also featured several untrained speakers,” commented Kouba. “For these inexperienced speakers, we wanted to make the system as easy to use as possible while still providing a clear sound to the audience.”
In addition, Stagesound developed a system for the live band that included two C414 B-ULS condenser microphones on drum overheads and several D112 microphones for the kick drum and bass amplifiers. Stagesound also deployed four C518 M miniature clamp-on microphones on the toms and snares for the drums.