Wednesday, April 1, 2009

AKG Expands Industry-Leading WMS 4500 Capabilities With The Addition Of Two New Frequency Bands

Today at Musikmesse, AKG announced the addition of two new frequency bands to the WMS 4500 wireless system capabilities with the introduction of Band 7 and Band 8. The recent expansion to the WMS 4500 frequency range now allows users to operate on two additional user channels and multi-channel applications in today’s crowded RF environment.

The two new frequency bands, Band 7 (500-530 MHz) and Band 8 (570-600 MHz), support the WMS 4500 system’s components; the SR4500 receiver unit, the PT4500 emitter and the HT4500 handheld microphone unit.

Since the wireless systems release at InfoComm 2008, the WMS 4500 has been selected for large-scale events such as the 2009 GRAMMY’s, and has produced outstanding results for artists such as Steven Tyler, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Brooks & Dunn.

The WMS 4500 offers a wide range of available components for operational adaptability and has been modified for greater durability and flexibility with accompanying wireless applications.

The SR4500 receiver unit features an adjustable backlight setting, a factory reset, modified presets and the elegant new casing displays a stylish stage black finish. The receiver’s internal software features AutoSetup for inter-modulation free channel selection, EnvironmentScan settings for RF range scanning, and a RehearsalMode selection, which can be used to save system data during rehearsal set-up. Important settings like squelch threshold, carrier frequency selection, and the listed user name can be edited and stored with an easy-to-use menu.

The PT4500 emitter has also been redesigned with enhanced durability that protects the system from years of rigorous stage use. The major electronic components are enclosed in a metal casing for protection.

The PT4500 bodypack accepts both microphone and line-level input signals as well as adjustable input sensitivity. A lockable TA-3F Mini-XLR attachment easily connects with a broad range of AKG headsets, lavalieres, instrument microphones and instrument cables.

The HT4500 handheld transmitter also features an updated metal casing with a stage black finish that allows for interchangeable microphone modules to be removed and switched to meet any vocalist’s needs. Models available for the WMS 4500 system include the D5, C5900, C5, and C535 EB, as well as the new D7.

The WMS 4500 can be integrated into a Harman HiQnet™ system using the optional HUB 4000 Q. With the System Architect™ software, the WMS 4500 can be configured, controlled, and monitored remotely from a PC. System Architect makes frequency management incredibly easy with tools like the new 1 Click Setup RF Monitor, Device Manager, Environment Scan and Auto Setup.

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