New York, NY (August 29, 2013)-Sennheiser's Digital 9000 wireless and evolution 300 series wireless products were included in the audio infrastructure that Audio Inc. supplied to this year's U.S. Open tennis tournament.
The infrastructure provided by Audio Inc. included eight channels of Sennheiser Digital 9000 wireless, 12 channels of evolution 300 series wireless and six channels of evolution 300 series in-ear monitors.
The Sennheiser Digital 9000 system was at the core of the audio infrastructure on Monday night's opening ceremonies, as dignitaries including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 39-time Grand Slam winner Billie Jean King delivered opening remarks. The evening also featured a moving rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner," as performed by 11-year old Frenie Acoba, star of Broadway's hit musical "Matilda."
The new Sennheiser Digital 9000 system was used during Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, which occurred on Saturday afternoon and was broadcast to millions of Americans by CBS Sports. First Lady Michelle Obama, who was introduced by tennis champion Serena Williams, spoke through a Sennheiser ME 34 and an ME 35 wired back-electret condenser microphones, situated on an MZH goosneck at the podium. Her message helped mobilize her "Let's Move" campaign directed at youths.
In addition to the First Lady, Arthur Ashe Kids' Day also featured performances by The Wanted, and Coco Jones, who donned a Sennheiser HSP 4 headworn wireless microphone.
"Considering the importance of this live broadcast event and the difficult RF conditions in New York City, the Sennheiser Digital 9000 series really shined and was the professional system that put everybody at ease," commented Mike Sinclair, VP at Audio, Inc. "The quality and reliability of the wireless audio, as well as the overall flexibility of the system, was absolutely spectacular."