IBC 2016: Full product ranges from Neumann and Sennheiser

Sennheiser and Neumann will show the full range of their audio solutions at a joint stand in Hall 8, D50 at IBC this year.

Themed areas from ‘Mobile Journalism’ to ‘Field Production’ will showcase future-oriented products such as the AMBEO virtual-reality microphone and the brand-new 27 series broadcast headsets.

A virtual-reality demonstration recorded with Sennheiser’s upcoming AMBEO VR Mic will envelop visitors with totally immersive, natural sound, while the broadcast headsets of the new 27 series will bring ‘a new age of user comfort’ to commentary booths with their closed, circumaural yet lightweight and compact design.

IBC will also see Sennheiser show the prototype of a new microphone for GoPro action cameras with a special windshield that can withstand adverse conditions such as wind, water, snow and mud splashes. The microphone is expected to become available from March 2017.

For the growing field of mobile journalism, Sennheiser is showcasing the wireless microphone systems of its AVX series, which operates in the license-free 1.9 GHz range. Wired microphones on show in this themed area include the ClipMic digital and MKE 2 digital clip-on microphones, as well as the HandMic digital, all of which utilise Apogee‘s A/D-conversion technology to ensure professional recording quality with smart devices.

The Filmmaking area at the show will address semi-professional users and demanding consumers, showcasing the MKE 440 stereo microphone for DSLR cameras and the mono MKE 400 and MKE 600 models.

Besides the new broadcast headsets of the 27 series and the HD 25 professional headphones, shotgun microphones of both Sennheiser (the classic MKH 416, the MKH 8060 short gun and the MKH 8070 long gun) and Neumann (KMR 81i, medium length) will be on show in the sports broadcasting area. Also presented is the Esfera microphone system which generates fully-fledged 5.1 audio from just two channels.

Neumann loudspeakers including the KH 310 and KH 120 as well as KH 810 subwoofers (pictured above) will be available for testing at the studio monitoring stand, while the BCM 104 broadcast microphone will be demonstrated alongside the TLM 102, TLM 103 and U 87 Ai studio models.

Rounding off the microphone area is the Sennheiser MK 4 digital, which features Apogee-A/D conversion and preamp technology that make it an ideal choice for digital audio recording.