For NAB Show attendees looking to treat their ears kindly, perhaps a visit to the AKG booth is warranted. The company, a player in the headphone market for decades, now has the K812.
These offer an open-back design with a 53 millimeter transducer with a 1.5 Tesla magnet in each earcup. It is not a foldable design but the ear pads are replaceable. The detachable cable is three meters (app. 9 feet). It promises a “frequency range” of 5 Hz “up to 54 kHz is guaranteed.” Impedance is 36 ohms.
Director of Marketing and Product Development Kent Iverson called this model a result of intense research and described it as the best-sounding headphone AKG has released.
On the wireless microphone system front, new is the DMSTetrad digital wireless microphone system. Aimed at a variety of applications, the DMSTetrad system has an integrated four-channel mixer and operates at 24-bit/48 kHz encoding. It offers 128-bit AES encryption for use in secure conferences and operates on open, license-free, spectrum.
Transmitter types include a pocket model and a handheld with multiple mic heads, considering speech or singing applications. Dynamic Frequency Selection searches and secures the cleanest frequency bands for operation.
NAB Booth: C2627