12/09/2014 Amsterdam/Wedemark

The Sound 4k Demands – Sennheiser’s Pro Audio Solutions at IBC

4k is the word on everyone’s lips, with 8k in the starting blocks. To ensure high-resolution television can reach its full quality potential, excellent audio production will be vital. At IBC (Hall 8, Stand D 50) Sennheiser will showcase solutions for “HD Audio” and “Immersive Audio”. Taking starring roles will be the Digital 9000 wireless microphone system, the Esfera 5.1 surround microphone system and a new arrival – the Dante™ network card for the Digital 9000.

What we hear shapes how we feel and what we perceive. This has a dramatic effect in horror films but the principle applies almost everywhere: “Studies of viewers’ perception have shown that a very high image quality is only actually perceived as such when the audio quality is also up to scratch,” explained Sven Boetcher, Pro Audio Marketing Manager at Sennheiser. “Here the microphone, as the first link in the production chain, takes on special significance. It’s why at IBC we are exhibiting audio solutions that make this huge difference, and help truly define high definition.”

Setting the standard, the Digital 9000 is Sennheiser’s best wireless microphone system. It can transmit HD sound without any compression or data reduction and is capable of taking on anything the most demanding professionals can throw at it. At IBC, Sennheiser will be launching a Dante™ expansion card for this system, ensuring broadcast quality wireless sound over IP networks.

Sennheiser will also showcase its analogue/digital shotgun microphones from the MKH 8000 series which ensure that the sound on set is recorded with both precision and an incredibly lifelike quality.

Alongside performance, Sennheiser is committed to making the life of professionals easier. The Esfera surround microphone system epitomises fast and uncomplicated operation with the greatest possible freedom in workflow design. Just two channels are sufficient to achieve complete 5.1 sound – the conversion can take place at any point in the production workflow, whether live or in post-production.

Also on display at IBC are broadcast headsets, “Audio for Video” solutions to suit semi-professional and professional requirements and the entire portfolio of wireless microphone systems.

The Dante™ expansion card includes license from Audinate Pty Ltd under U.S. patent number(s) 7747725, 8005939, 7978696, 8171152 and other patents issued, see www.audinate.com/patents.


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