NAB 2011: Sennheiser/Neumann To Show New Speakers, Paintable Lavalier Mic

The KH 120 loudspeaker from Neumann, part of the Sennheiser Group, will make its broadcast debut at the NAB Show in April. The compact near-field studio monitor, which is designed for use as a near-field loudspeaker or as a rear loudspeaker in larger multichannel systems, delivers high accuracy and versatility within a broad range of monitoring environments. It features a Mathematically Modeled Dispersion (MMD) waveguide, flexible acoustical controls, analog Class AB amplifiers, and mounting hardware.

Sennheiser will introduce a paintable version of its miniature MKE 1. The highly concealable MKE 1-M clip-on mic can be colored with markers or spray paint. It measures a minuscule 3.3 mm across, features an omnidirectional pattern, and is protected against moisture by a thin, acoustically open stainless-steel membrane. The MKE 1-M comes with a small frequency-response cap, which gives a treble boost of 2.5 dB (at 10 kHz) for applications where the mic is hidden.