Latest Gear Releases
AKG WMS470 Band 10
A new version of the AKG WMS470 wireless system offers revised operating frequencies for the European market.
WMS470 Band 10 operates on frequencies between 823MHz and 832MHz – known as the ‘duplex gap’. This frequency range lies between the areas that will be used for forthcomingcoming high-speed internet services for mobile devices, and will enable futureproof, interference-free operation.
‘In many European countries this frequency range will be exclusively reserved for wireless microphones and in-ear monitoring.’ says Wolfgang Fritz, Product Marketing Manager for Tour Sound. ‘In Germany, the range can even be used for free.’
Band 10 operates with up to eight channels simultaneously, and compatible frequencies are stored in preset groups. Users can also manually program frequencies in 25MHz steps.
The WMS470’s automatic frequency set-up function finds and displays all available channels, making the system friendly to less-experienced users. Before opening a channel, the pilot tone function will prevent unwanted startup noise – the receiver will only open the audio if the pilot tone is detected.
WMS470 transmitters are powered using a single alkaline, lithium or Ni-MH rechargeable battery, providing up to 14 hours of use with lithium batteries. The WMS470 handheld microphone has a built-in dipole antenna to ensure reliable transmission with 50mW output power, even if the user covers one antenna with their hand.
‘With WMS470, artists and engineers in all environments will have a reliable, yet robust technology at their fingertips that is completely compatible with the changing European wireless environment of 2012,’ Fritz adds.
The WMS470 is available in a variety of configurations for live music, instrumental, sports and presentation use including handheld, headworn and lavalier mic options. Packages include the WMS470 D5 and C5 handheld sets, the WMS470 Instrumental set, the WMS470 Sports set and the WMS470 Presentation set.
Designed for ease of use, the WMS470 is aimed at applications including hotels, conference centres, houses of worship and schools – as well for touring musicians and bands, especially those who will be travelling in different countries throughout Europe.
AKG WMS470 radio mic system
- Microphones/Mic Preamps
- Processing and Control
- Loudspeakers: Reinforcement
- Loudspeakers: Studio
- Loudspeakers: Install
- Loudspeakers: Drivers
- Stage/Broadcast/IEM Monitoring
- Wireless Systems
- Location Sound/Broadcast
- Mobile Apps
- Intercoms & Conferencing
- Interfaces & Interconnects
- Acoustic Panels/Control
- Metering/Test & Measurement
- Hoists, Rigging & Racking