AKG Acoustics is showcasing the recently released wireless WMS 4500 microphone system at PLASA08, which offers improved audio capabilities versatile enough to handle multiple users and multi-channel applications simultaneously. Like its predecessor, the WMS 4000, 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 WMS 4500 is available in two new frequency bands: Band 7 (500-530 MHz) and Band 8 (570-600 MHz) that offer more options for multi-channel systems in today's crowded RF environment. The system's components consist of the SR4500 receiver unit, the PT4500 emitter, and the HT4500 handheld microphone unit offering new features and sleek new construction.
"The WMS 4500 is an industry-leading wireless microphone system that is reliable, versatile, and cost-effective," explains Alfred Reinprecht, Vice President of Marketing, AKG. "We've redesigned the popular WMS 4000 system with updated features and components and packaged it in a sleeker, more durable design.”
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, D3700, D3800, C5900, C5, and C535 EB, as well as the new D7.
The WMS 4500 can be integrated into a Harman HiQnetâ„¢ system using the optional HUB 4000 Q. With the System Architectâ„¢ software, the WMS 4500 can be configured, controlled, and monitored remotely from a PC. System Architect makes frequency management incredibly easy with tools like RF Monitor, Device Manager, Environment Scan and Auto Setup.
“The WMS 4500 wireless system is designed for professionals in the field who require a reliable system even in environments that are unreceptive to RF transmission,” added Reinprecht. “It is the best in its class and offers every feature required by sound engineers, musicians, speaker systems, system contractors, and system integrators.”
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