AKG HSC And HSD Headsets Recognized As Best Of Show At NAB 2012

four models, two condenser mics – HSC 171 and HCS 271- and two dynamic mics – HSD 171 and HSC 271

Following favorable reviews while showcasing its broadcast technology, HARMAN’s AKG HSC and HSD professional headset line has been recognized as the Best Of Show by ProSoundNetwork’s team of editors at NAB 2012.  The four models, two condenser mics – HSC 171 and HCS 271- and two dynamic mics – HSD 171 and HSC 271- meet the high demand for efficient and reliable equipment in the broadcast industry.

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The models’ signature features, which include detachable cables, optional available cables and connector types, impressed the wide range of attendees visiting the HARMAN booth, leading to the honor.   The models also feature a flexible microphone arm, with a 210-degree arc.  When the mic is adjusted to a vertical position, it automatically mutes, while the headphones are powered down once they are taken off, by a headband switch.  The headsets are convertible for left or right address.

AKG continues to design and manufacture high-grade, quality and reliable professional audio and broadcast equipment and the Best Of Show award from ProSoundNetwork is a testament to this commitment,” stated Thomas Stubics, product marketing manager, AKG.  “AKG has raised the bar for the broadcast industry, which continuously offers the latest in equipment on a regular basis.  We are honored to be recognized as one of the leaders in the broadcast realm and thank ProSoundNetwork for the distinction.”

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AKG HSC and HSD headsets incorporate features that have been directly requested by professional users and offer excellent comfort, optimum ambient noise reduction and outstanding audio quality.  All four models have a closed-back earpiece design for high ambient noise attenuation and signal isolation. The HSC 271 and HSD 271 are circum-aural (full-size) and the HSC 171 and HSD 171 are supra-aural (on ear) designs. All have a detachable cable – if a cable becomes defective under the stress of day-to-day use, it can be quickly replaced without any tools.

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Each headset has a flexible microphone arm that moves through a 270-degree arc and automatically mutes the mic as it’s moved up, eliminating the need for a mute button. The HSC 271 and HSD 271 also feature automatic headphone muting. The microphone can be worn to the left or the right of the wearer’s mouth, and the microphone is shock mounted to attenuate mechanical noise and protect the capsule from damage.

All the headsets are compatible with a choice of optional available cables and connector types, for use in the studio, broadcast booth or on the field, with consoles, computers, camcorders, intercoms or other devices.

The HSC 271, HSC 171, HSD 271 and HSD 171 all come with a windscreen and an additional pair of velvet ear pads.

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