VIENNA, Austria – Austria-based company Pollmann recently invited over 800 guests to celebrate its 125th year anniversary at an event in the Sports Hall in Waidhofen a.d. Thaya in Austria. The company is well-known around the globe for its development and production of electro-mechanical components for the automotive industry. The anniversary celebrated the company’s rich and successful history in illustrious fashion that required an elaborate sound system capable of withstanding a rigorous evening full of grand presentations. Austrian rental company, Stagesound Event Technology, developed a sound system consisting of HARMAN’s AKG microphones to ensure high-quality sound for all speeches and commendations given during the celebration.
Faced with numerous acoustical challenges in the 200 x 270-foot space, which was not structurally or acoustically designed for a large PA system, Stagesound used two AKG GN30 gooseneck microphones with CK31 high-performance condenser microphone capsules for each speaker. Stagesound system engineer Markus Kouba and audio engineer Andreas Mühlmann wanted to make the system as user-friendly as possible.
”Although the majority of speakers were professional presenters, the event also featured several untrained speakers,” commented Kouba. “For these inexperienced speakers we wanted to make the system as easy to use as possible while still providing a clear sound to the audience. The AKG microphones more than met that requirement.”
In addition, Stagesound developed a system for the live band that included two C414 B-ULS condenser microphones on drum overheads and several D112 microphones for the kick drum and bass amplifiers. Stagesound also deployed four C518 M miniature clamp-on microphones on the toms and snares for the drums.
“The AKG microphones impressed with clear sound and simple handling,” stated Kouba. “We are very satisfied with the performance, and with AKG in general for all of our events around Austria. It is important as a rental company to have equipment that will withstand the unique technical riders for each event, as well as the transportation and wear and tear during each project.”
HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the 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 14,800 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.7 billion for the last twelve months ended December 31, 2013.