Sennheiser Nominated for TEC Award

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Sennheiser Nominated for TEC Award

Oct 21, 2014 3:36 PM

ANAHEIM, CALIF.� Sennheiser''s Esfera surround microphone system and its HD 8 DJ headphones have been nominated for the 30th Annual TEC awards.

The Esfera system, which has been nominated in the Signal Processing Hardware category, consists of the SPM 8000 two-channel microphone unit and the SPB 8000 processing unit; the HD8 DJ, which is a closed, circumaural headphone, has been nominated in the Headphone/Earpiece Technology category.

Sennheiser Esfera surround microphone system

Presented by the TEC Foundation, the TEC Awards honor achievement in product innovation and sound production. The 30th Annual TEC Awards will be presented during the 2015 NAMM Show, to be held in Anaheim, Calif. in January 2015.

The nominations, based on product entries by audio manufacturers, were made by a panel of 130 audio professionals. Products and projects released and in commercial use during Sept. 1-Aug. 31, 2014, were eligible.

�Sennheiser is once again honored to be nominated for Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards by the TEC Foundation,� said Greg Beebe, president of Sennheiser USA.

The Esfera system consists of the SPM 8000 two-channel microphone unit and the SPB 8000 processing unit. The microphone unit features natural and detailed sound, transparency, ruggedness and high resistance to adverse climatic conditions. The processing unit uses an algorithm matched to the microphones to generate a 5.1 surround signal with sampling rates of up to 96 kHz. An integrated compressor ensures a broadcast-friendly signal. The processing unit uses four directly selectable presets. These can be modified via an Ethernet interface to adapt to local conditions, including the settings for the gain of the individual channels, front and surround focus, surround delay, rotation, filters and cut-off frequencies, compressor, make up gain, output gain, limiter and windshield compensation.

Building on the legacy of its HD 25 DJ headphones, the HD8 DJ are designed for the most demanding users and punishing professional environments. The HD8 DJ deliver sound reproduction with high levels of external noise attenuation.

Constructed of metal-crafted reinforcement parts, the HD8 DJ are built to deliver on stage or in the studio. Its metal pivot rings allows the user to swivel the ear cups up to 210� for one-ear monitoring. Soft, durable ear cushions ensure a comfortable fit, while reducing background noise.

The Sennheiser Group manufactures microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems.


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