Neumann Gets in the Ring

The WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) has installed several pairs of Neumann KH 120s in its editing and post production suites.
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Old Lyme, CT (August 24, 2012)-The WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) has installed several pairs of Neumann KH 120s in its editing and post production suites.

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WWE produces seven hours of domestic television and another 80 hours of international content every week of the year, in addition to two home video titles and a pay-per-view event each month. The company reaches over 13 million viewers in the U.S. and broadcasts to more than 145 countries in 30 languages.

When it came time to upgrade the video editing suites in WWE headquarters, the production team spent 18 months investigating options to get audio quality that sounded like 'real speakers,'" said Chris Argento, vice president of post-production at WWE.

For large suites, Argento selected Neumann's new O 410 active midfield studio monitors. WWE initially deployed pairs of KH 120 monitors in six non-linear editing suites, and subsequently added pairs to 14 additional suites. Now that the Neumann KH 120 has become the standard for WWE monitoring environments, Argento says he plans to add even more pairs of KH 120 monitors to additional editing suites in the near future.

"I fell in love with the audio quality of the small, self-powered Neumann KH 120 monitors," Argentino says. "The stereo imaging and center channel information are absolutely perfect, and it's incredible how accurate they are. There's no artificial high end or feeling of processing. They sound like 'real speakers' and enable us to develop programming where we can judge the sound for television, online and the arena."

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