AKG adds to broadcast headset range
AKG has unveiled the latest additions to its professional broadcast headsets with the condenser microphone models HSC 171 and HSC 271 and dynamic microphone models HSD 171 and HSD 271.
Designed for broadcast engineers, sports and news commentators, voice-over and recording artists, all four models include a closed-back earpiece design for high ambient noise attenuation and signal isolation. The HSC 271 and HSD 271 are circum-aural (around ear) and the HSC 171 and HSD 171 are supra-aural (on ear) designs. All four have a detachable cable so that if a cable becomes defective under stress, it can be quickly replaced.
Each headset has a flexible microphone arm that moves through a 270-degree arc and automatically mutes the mic as it’s moved up, eliminating the need for a mute button. The HSC 271 and HSD 271 also feature automatic headphone muting once they are lifted from the user’s head. The mic can be worn to the left or the right of the mouth, and is shock mounted to attenuate mechanical noise and protect the capsule from damage.
The Austrian manufacturer is also shipping the new PR4500 ENG pocket receiver, which builds on the WMS4500 series by incorporating its new camera shoe. In addition to mounting, the new pocket receiver can be operated with a user interface that is similar to that of the AKG PT4500 body-pack transmitter.
The PR4500 provides a 30MHz switching bandwidth, frequencies tuneable in steps of 25kHz, line output for camera and separate headphone output and an operating time of 8 to 15 hours with a single Alkaline/BP4000 battery.