Sennheiser returns to ABTT with full theatre product range

Sennheiser is set to return to this year’s ABTT with a raft of products, including its smallest ever bodypack transmitter, the new SK 6212.

Held at Alexandra Palace on the 5th and 6th of June, ABTT is the UK’s only trade show dedicated to the country’s burgeoning theatre market and Sennheiser will be showing off its theatre focussed ranges, including the full Digital 6000 Series, the MKE and HSP families and the new IE 40 PRO, IE 400 PRO and IE 500 PRO in-ear monitoring headphones.

Part of the Digital 6000 Series is Sennheiser’s ultra-compact SK 6212 bodypack transmitter, which is compatible with both Digital 6000 and Digital 9000 systems. The SK 6212 has found instant favour with the UK productions of Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End and the touring production of The Bodyguard, both of which have benefited greatly from its size and battery life.

Sennheiser’s ranges of headworn, neckworn and clip-on microphones from the MKE and HSP families will also be on show. The MKE1 is Sennheiser’s smallest professional clip-on mic, which delivers a full, natural sound, high speech intelligibility in a very sweat-resistant package courtesy of its protective membrane. The MKE 2 is a subminiature omni-directional clip-on lavalier microphone that fulfils the highest demands on sound quality and ruggedness and is sweat protected by a special ultralight Umbrella Diaphragm.

The MKE Essential Omni (omnidirectional) meanwhile is designed for demanding everyday use on live stages. The newly developed KE 4 capsule is derived from the Broadway standard MKE 2, with improvements that provide a warm and distortion-free signal, even at high sound pressure levels. The HSP2 is a high-quality condenser omni-directional neckband mic for vocal and speech applications that is individually adjustable and comes with a patented sweat-protected diaphragm. Components are easily interchangeable and combinable thanks to the HSP2’s modular design.

The final Series in Sennheiser’s theatre arsenal is the brand-new IE PRO Series, which includes the IE 40 PRO, IE 400 PRO and IE 500 PRO.

The entry-level IE 40 PRO is the first in this brand-new series of professional in-ear monitors. The latest additions to the family are the IE 400 PRO and IE 500 PRO, both offering natural, high-resolution sound, a secure and comfortable fit that comes close to custom-moulded in-ears and a break-proof, patent-pending cable connection.

Sennheiser will be showing this comprehensive range of theatre solutions on Stand O2 at ABTT, with Sennheiser partners Blitz and Autograph Sales & Installations also showing a number of Sennheiser solutions on their stands, including Digital 6000 Series with the SK 6212 bodypack.