HARMAN’S AKG Microphones and Headphones Get Their Wings At 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — The series of eight races at the Red Bull Air Race World Championship Finals in Las Vegas has become the most advanced aerial challenge in the world, a visual spectacle unlike any other with a pulse-pounding combination of high speed, low altitude and extreme maneuverability. HARMAN’S AKG microphones were on the scene to bring spectators the thrills and excitement of the race as it happened, with more than 20 pilots competing at the two-day event.
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LAS VEGAS, Nevada — The series of eight races at the Red Bull Air Race World Championship Finals in Las Vegas has become the most advanced aerial challenge in the world, a visual spectacle unlike any other with a pulse-pounding combination of high speed, low altitude and extreme maneuverability. HARMAN’S AKG microphones were on the scene to bring spectators the thrills and excitement of the race as it happened, with more than 20 pilots competing at the two-day event.

AKG’s AV100 Noise-Cancelling Aviation Headset endorser Hannes Arch, who finished second in the final standings, could be seen relaxing to music on his K167 TIËSTO headphones.

Live reporters on the racetrack were furnished with HSD271 Professional Headsets with Dynamic Microphone and DMS700 V2 Reference Digital Wireless Microphone Systems. AKG WMS4500 Reference Wireless Microphone Systems were employed for live presentations on the racetrack infield.

Reporters covering the activity at the airport hangars were equipped with AKG PR4500 ENG Reference Wireless ENG/EFP (Electronic News Gathering/Electronic Field Production) Systems for their cameras, and also given HT4500 Wireless Handheld Microphones and IVM4500 IEM In-Ear Monitoring Systems.

At the event’s press conferences the pilots and presenters spoke through AKG CK49 Reference Shotgun Condenser Capsule gooseneck microphones and DMS700 V2 wireless systems.

AKG’s HSD271 professional over-ear closed headsets are an industry standard for intercom, ENG/EFP work and video production. The HSD271 is based on the company’s acclaimed K271 MKII studio headphones, combined with a high-performance dynamic microphone on a flexible arm. The AKG DMS700 V2, WMS4500 and PR4500 ENG wireless microphone systems are designed to deliver pristine, interference-free audio quality, flexibility and noise rejection over long distances in even the most crowded radio environments.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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