Shure?s Axient wins Sound Product of the Year at ABTT

Shure’s new Axient Radio Microphone System took the award for Sound Product of the Year at the ABTT Product of the Year Awards.

Sponsored by Jelf Insurance, the Awards recognised the latest innovations for the theatre industry. Axient was recognised by the judging panel for its “clever frequency management”, as well as its spectral efficiency, allowing large numbers of wireless channels to operate simultaneously in a challenging environment.

Other pro audio firm’s recognised on the night were Red Square Audio, who received an honourable mention for its range of innovative products, and D&B Audiotechnik for its 4S miniature loudspeaker.

The Awards ceremony concluded with a collection for the First Night Riders, setting off on Saturday the 18th visiting theatres around the UK raising money for the Theatrical Guild.

The full list of winners is as follows:

The Lighting Product of the Year – The Arc LED Houselight System from Global Design Solutions Ltd.

Sound Product of the Year Award – Shure Axient Wireless

The Engineering Product of the Year – Stage Technologies CH:i chain hoist intelligence system

Widget of the Year – Edge Safe from Edge Safe Ltd.

The ABTT Theatre Show Stand of the Year – Hoist UK for the “example of how to make something potentially dull look rather appealing”.

Conspiracy Theory Award – Showtex’s Shakespeare velour drape material

The Technician of the Year – Alex Hitchcock from Stage Technologies