InfoComm 2015: Sennheiser to present new SL Headmic

Sennheiser will unveil its new SL Headmic 1 presenter’s microphone at this year’s InfoComm show in Orlando, Florida on 13-19 June.

Weighing 7 grams, the condenser microphone is designed for talks and presentations, utilising the capsule of the omnidirectional MKE 1 broadcasting microphone while remaining unobtrusive when worn.

Alongside speech intelligibility, the SL Headmic 1 also delivers ‘clear and pleasant’ trebles. The microphone can be adapted to the shape of the head, and the boom can be worn either on the left or right. Its modular design means that all components of the SL Headmic 1 can be easily replaced.

The SL Headmic 1 has been engineered to be well-suited to the corporate and hospitality sectors, as well as for live shows and broadcasting. The headworn microphone comes with a 3.5 mm jack plug cable that connects it to a bodypack transmitter, for example from Sennheiser’s evolution series. For bodypacks with a 3-pin audio socket, such as the SK 5212-II, an adapter is available as an accessory.

“The SL Headmic 1 leaves nothing to be desired in terms of audio quality. It ensures excellent voice clarity and outstanding speech intelligibility right through to the very last row of seats,” explained Kai Tossing, portfolio manager, business communication. “At the same time, the microphone is almost invisible to the audience – and its feather-like weight of just seven grams makes it extremely comfortable for the presenter to wear.”

The SL Headmic 1 is now available in Black or Beige. The set includes a windshield, a frequency response cap to raise the trebles when the windshield is being used and a soft case that can also accommodate a bodypack transmitter.