The Northbrook Theater in Northbrook, IL, has selected AKG DMS 700 digital wireless microphone systems to play a role in all 12 of its annual productions.
The 300-seat theater recently upgraded to the DMS 700 systems, incorporating 12 DSR 700 receivers, 10 CK 77 Microphones, and 25 DPT 700 bodypacks.
The theater is using AKG’s digital wireless system to drive a series of performances put on by youth, for youth.
Performing Arts Supervisor Kurt Ottinger needed a system that came complete with battery life indicators on all receivers, frequency scanning with error indicators and the ability to synchronize receivers with the transmitters.
Additionally, with the encryption function that comes standard on every DMS 700, the system is able to offer Ottinger’s productions the necessary security for sensitive audio transmissions.
And with its ultra-wide tuning range he can operate up to 100 channels simultaneously, allowing each production to include as many performers as needed.
“The superior reliability of the WMS 4500 convinced me to be comfortable in purchasing the DMS 700,” Ottinger said. “I knew that it would give me the most value for the money spent; it’s versatile enough for any performance, from concerts to plays, and it’s sensitive enough to pick up even the most quiescent of performances.”
One feature of the AKG DMS 700 that is unique is that its digital audio transmission is able to eliminate distortion and noise and alleviate bad audio performance resulting from low RF link quality, which is one of the major reasons that Ottinger selected it.
Having previous experience with the AKG WMS 4500 led Ottinger to continue on with the new digital DMS 700 system, knowing the premium audio quality and ease of use that comes with AKG products.
“For a theater like ours that hosts such a wide array of performances, the DMS 700 is exactly what we needed,” Ottinger continued. “We have kids as young as 6 and adults of all ages using these mics for all different types of performances, and regardless of the production, the DMS 700 exceeds expectations every time.”