Sennheiser equipment is now in use at the US Open – the last Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year.
The 2013 competition, which is currently taking place at New York City's Arthur Ashe Stadium until September 9th 2013, began with a special appearance by Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States.
Audio Inc. is supplying the audio infrastructure, which includes eight channels of Sennheiser Digital 9000 wireless, 12 channels of evolution 300 series wireless and six channels of evolution 300 series in-ear monitors.
“The Sennheiser Digital 9000 was selected for its robust construction, audio quality, and the ability to provide us with frequencies that are not available in the analog world,” said Audio Inc. vice president Mike Sinclair.
Obama spoke through Sennheiser ME 34 and ME 35 wired back-electret condenser mics, while the Digital 9000 system was a crucial part of the audio set-up for the opening ceremonies, supplying "flawless" wireless audio, as dignitaries such as New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and former tennis star Billie Jean King made their opening speeches.
“Considering the importance of this live broadcast event and the difficult RF conditions in New York City, the Sennheiser Digital 9000 series really shined and was the professional system that put everybody at ease,” Sinclair continued. “The quality and reliability of the wireless audio, as well as the overall flexibility of the system, was absolutely spectacular.
“The built-in spectrum analyser on the Digital 9000 helped our techs consistently monitor RF signals as they came on line, keeping the audio clean and interference free for the duration of the event.”
“We are grateful to Audio, Inc. for selecting Sennheiser to be part of this extremely high profile sporting event,” added Brian Walker, market development, Sennheiser. “With over 700 microphone channels being used at the venue, Audio, Inc. needed a flexible and robust wireless microphone system that could meet not only the demands of the environment, but deliver flawless, unsurpassed audio quality.”
The Digital 9000 wireless system will also be deployed for the closing ceremonies.
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