Dan Spitz Simply Doesn’t Play Without HARMAN’s AKG IVM4500 In Ear Monitors


As lead guitarist, bass guitarist, vocalist, programmer, engineer and co-producer of the rock duo Red Lamb, three-time GRAMMY® nominee, multi-platinum recording artist Dan Sptiz, former member and co-founder of heavy metal group Anthrax, believes tone is the most important aspect of music.  When recording or touring, Spitz counts on the smallest and most effective rig he can put together for quality and reliability.  The musician relies whole-heartily on HARMAN’s AKG IVM4500 In Ear Monitors and AKG DMS700 wireless system for the perfect sound.

Spitz’s new collaboration with 13-time GRAMMY nominee Dave Mustaine, of Megadeth, Red Lamb has recently started touring and is working to help raise higher awareness of Autism through music.  During practice, recording or on stage, the all-purpose musician simply will not play without his AKG IVM4500 In Ear Monitors. “I don’t use any guitar cabinets on stage and rely solely on my in ears as I go direct to the house console. I carry a monitor board for the entire bands in ears, which enables us all to have mastered album quality mixes in our in ears each night. My IVM4500’s, as well as my backup duplicate system are always with me.  Without the IVM4500’s, I don’t play.”

After years of studio programming and cloning his amps, combined with the increasingly higher price of equipment shipping, Spitz moved to a mindset of having the smallest rig available.  He only chooses the most cutting-edge, future-driven, lightweight products for his rack. It so happens the DMS700 guitar wireless weighs in at only a mere 5 pounds.


“From before and during my time with Anthrax, to the present, tone has been the number-one priority for me,” Spitz stated.  “I’ve had numerous wireless guitar systems in the past. While looking for the closest possible sound to a wire (with money being a no object scenario) I plugged into the AKG DMS700 series, it was all over. I was simply blown away and wanted to tell all my guitarist friends who live on the road they needed to dump their wireless and move over to AKG.”

“It’s just that incredible,” Spitz continues.  “With the DMS700, there is nothing sucking or reducing bandwidth – no companders or expanders – just my pure sound spitting 1’s and 0’s using a super wide bandwidth from my palm to my rack, with thousands of frequencies to choose from nightly.”


Dan Spitz is a three time Grammy nominated multi Platinum recording artist selling more than 15 million albums for songs written, the 1st heavy metal artist to have his guitar & leads played on 2 planets (Mars & Earth) by the NASA Mars Curiosity Rover 2012 making Dan an intergalactic recording artist and lets not forget a Swiss Certified Master Watchmaker of Mechanical Complications Specialist.
Danspitz.com is a way for you to follow and interact with his musical endeavors, hear new music, watch him tear apart luxury timepieces approaching $1,000,000 and learn more about the world of Autism through his activism.
Dan and his wife Candi have identical mirror image twin boys with Autism.

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