3db receives Middle East’s first Sennheiser Speechline system

Dubai-based AV-rental company 3db has upgraded its microphone inventory with the latest Speechline Digital Wireless microphone systems from Sennheiser.

The new system is being positioned by the rental firm as the solution of choice for blue chip corporate events and conferences and has already been utilised at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (EAFOL) in Dubai, for which speech intelligibility was paramount.

The setup would have required over 60 channels of traditional analogue systems which could have been problematic given the close proximity of the conference halls. However, using the new system, 3db managed to reduce the RF count by 40% which reduced the risk of RF interference.

“The collaboration and assistance we have had from 3db will ensure that the Speechline Digital Wireless product range gets rolled out and progresses to become not just the only wireless microphone system dedicated to speech but the most successful one as well,” said Ryan Burr, technical sales manager at Sennheiser Middle East. “We are very grateful to the whole 3db team for their commitment to this new product range and we look forward to continuing our close relationship with them.”

Commenting on the sale, which makes his organisation the first in the region to offer the Speechline Digital Wireless for rental, James Ghamlouch, head of audio at 3db said, “We’ve found that the system’s clear focus and USP of speech intelligibility is the perfect fit for our customers’ needs. Not just this, the Speechline Digital system boasts automatic frequency management and interference avoidance, which coupled with the fact that it uses the less congested 1.9 GHz frequency range and has a multi-room mode, makes it the complete package.”

He also praised the system’s ergonomic design, and added, “Aesthetics also played a significant part in our decision. We felt the SL Handheld DW was visually appealing, with a striking colour scheme, and was extremely well balanced in the hand. The SL Bodypack DW is compact and sleek whilst the SL Headmic 1 is not only extremely lightweight and unobtrusive but feels far more robust than other options on the market.”

These features are backed up by Sennheiser’s ‘Control Cockpit’ maintenance and monitoring software which gives technicians full control of the system and visibility into a range of parameters including battery health, available devices, and devices in use. Other noteworthy features of the system include advanced 256-bit AES encryption, up to 15-hour battery life, USB recharging, and automatic volume adjustment.

Picture: Eddie Mulrainey (L) and James Ghamlouch (R) of 3db with the Speechline Digital Wireless microphone systems