By PSW Staff • October 23, 2012 One of the many options in the new AKG Discreet Modular PLUS Series With a wide range of goosenecks and installation modules available, the new AKG Discreet Modular PLUS Series offers adaptation for all types of room setups and speakers, with quick microphone capsule exchange. The reliability stemming from the models’ LED Ring underscores the ability to reduce the risk of operating errors, sturdy material to reduce fatigue and improve protection from signal block outs. The LED Ring uses special circuitry to operate off standard phantom power, as two separate leads carry supply voltage and provide extra shielding to the audio signal. The Modular PLUS Series’ interface module connects the high-quality gooseneck to the phantom power source, which adds flexibility to all mounting modules. The self-cleaning connector is reliable, inconspicuous and safe, allowing for simplified and cost-effective microphone replacement. The goosenecks are tested under extreme circumstances, bent and twisted into extreme shapes, ensuring their quality and flexibility. “The Discreet Acoustics Modular PLUS Series is a testament to AKG’s continued offerings of the best in sound in any miked application,” states Thomas Giczy, business development manager for installed sound and conferencing, AKG. “The variety offered through the Modular PLUS Series, from the power to the mounting and capsule modules, is the best in class and will provide optimum audio for videoconferencing or presentations around the world.” The CK43 supercardioid condenser capsule offers users a 95-degree pickup angle, optimum for situations where unwanted noise pickup is a concern. The CK49 is a reference condenser capsule with an 80-degree pickup, with clean, off-axis response. It’s a good choice for inexperienced speakers, focusing on the voice when the speaker is distant, and reducing pop if close to the mic. AKG’s Gooseneck GN155M is a 155cm module with a heavy, shock-mount floor stand that works perfectly as a stand-alone unit or on stages placed in front of a large group of instruments or speakers. HM1000M is a reference-hanging module used to fly mics from the ceiling to record or reinforce music or speech in houses of worship, theatres or conference halls. AKG’s PAE M reference powering module offers the phantom power for fixed and mobile installation, providing a gold-plated, 3-pin XLR connector. Its wide voltage range fits most mic mixers. PAESP M is a programmable power module for fixed and mobile installation, fitted with a unique binary coded decimal switch to recall operating modes. PAESP M’s noiseless mic switch reduces its level by 26 dB, avoiding the irritating crackling sound when phantom power is interrupted. The PAE5 M provides a 5-pin XLR connection allowing audio signal and central voltage to be fed separately. The four different powering modules, five mounting modules and three capsule modules combine and add up to a total of 60 different microphones combinations. AKG Harman Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: AKG Acoustics Harman Microphones New Products · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.