LONDON, United Kingdom – Designed for touring sound professionals, sports broadcast engineers and engineers frequently operating at the FOH hundreds of feet away from stage, HARMAN's AKG introduces the HELICAL antenna. Connecting with wireless microphone or in-ear monitoring systems, the HELICAL passive circular, polarized directional antenna operates in the UHF range, carrying a frequency between 470 and 740 MHz.
For FOH engineers working from greater-than-normal distances from a stage, the HELICAL is lightweight, rapidly deployed and easily stored. The HELICAL antenna achieves 9dB gain. Connected to microphone receiver or in-ear monitor transmitter via low-loss coax cable the antenna increase the overall performance.
“AKG's HELICAL brings an entirely new level of convenience and quality to the live sound market as a stable signal due to less interference or at longer distances becomes less of a worry,” stated Wolfgang Fritz, product marketing manager, tour sound, AKG. “With AKG's HELICAL antenna, engineers receive high directionality and strong signal reception, with no additional adapters required. It's simply plug and play for a more reliable, quality signal.”
HELICAL has a durable, water-resistant nylon cover and compresses from 12inch to 3inch to easily fit inside a rack drawer for storage. It is designed for rapid deployment as users can unfold, extend and mount the unit on a stand quickly, connecting the cable with a N or BNC connector to receivers, transmitters or antenna combiner. The device has a directional pattern, circular polarization and 470-740MHz-frequency range.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.