Sound Product Of The Year, Wireless: Lectrosonics SSM

Sound Product Of The Year, Wireless: Lectrosonics SSM

The top products of the past year are here once again. Chosen by our panels of prestigious judges in three categories—lighting, projection, and sound—several months were spent debating the Live Design 2015-2016 Products Of The Year

“The SSM will become a touchstone product in our industry,” says one judge of Lectrosonics’ micro belt-pack transmitter. “It is ideal in theatrical settings or for any other production where concealment in costuming is required.” It is super small, but the transmitter offers a massive feature set and compatibility with a range of RF receivers. “The Lectro unit itself might not make huge headway into the Broadway market as many shops are deeply invested in other brands already, but you can guarantee they are looking to compete with it,” notes one judge about the current market. “We’ll buy some for an upcoming capital purchase for insertion in wigs, double micing of leads, and more. Lectrosonics’ stuff sounds amazing, costs a lot less, and this is tiny, itty-bitty.” Another judge calls it “very cool and extremely enticing.”

Products of the year will be presented along with the Live Design Achievement Awards and the ninth annual Excellence in Live Design Awards on June 13 in New York.

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