Smaller Is Better: AKG by HARMAN Introduces MicroLite Series Ultra-Miniature Microphones

ANAHEIM, California – AKG by HARMAN is showcasing at Winter NAMM 2016 the MicroLite series of miniature wearable reference microphones, offering incredible sound quality and durability in a tiny, discreet form factor. Ideal for broadcast, theater and conference applications, the MicroLite series includes lavalier, ear-hook and headworn options, all of which provide exceptional comfort and flexibility. The result of extensive research and development, MicroLite also delivers broad compatibility, excellent moisture resistance and superior EMC protection.

"AKG's new MicroLite mics were meticulously designed to meet the needs of today's real world applications in Broadcast, Film and Performing Arts," said Keith Caggiano, Solutions Manager, Theater and Performing Arts, HARMAN Professional. "Combining AKG performance with one of the smallest elements on the market, and adding multiple layers of protection against moisture, these mics deliver superior performance in the most demanding applications.”

The LC81 MD is one of the smallest cardioid lavalier microphone on the market. It features a diameter of 4.8mm, a length of 10mm, and a weight of 2g. The microphone’s sensitive cardioid polar pattern picks up a wide range of frequencies and provides flexibility in getting the best sound from the source. Available in four colors, the LC81 MD is inconspicuous on every user. 

The LC82 MD omni-directional lavalier microphone has a diameter of 3mm and a length of 6.5mm, making it one of the smallest omnidirectional microphones in the world. Ideal for musicals, theater, churches, broadcast and large-format presentations, the LC82 MD also ensures that moisture and makeup won’t dampen a performance. Like the LC81 MD, the LC82 MD is available in four colors. 

Similar to their lavalier counterparts, the EC81 MD and EC82 MD ear-hook microphones provide additional options for exceptional wireless sound. Designed for theater, broadcast, musical performances and conferences, the EC81 MD and EC82 MD are engineered for accurate, specific placement. Each microphone offers a flexible ear-hook and adjustable boom length for guaranteed comfort, while users can choose between a cardioid (EC81 MD) or omnidirectional (EC82 MD) model. The EC82 MD also features a highly moisture-resistant design. Both microphones are available in two colors. 

For those who prefer an even more stable fit, the HC81 MD and HC82 MC headworn microphones deliver unparalleled sound in both cardioid and omni-directional formats, respectively. Featuring flexible ear-hooks and an adjustable boom, they both make it incredibly easy for wearers to customize the fit to their liking. Each microphone is available in two colors, and the HC82 MC features a moisture-resistant design. 

All MicroLite microphones feature a cable with a Microdot connector, which is compatible with a variety of different connections, as well as all major manufacturers of wireless microphone systems. This provides the flexibility to integrate the MicroLite microphones into a variety of environments, and customize the system for optimal performance. They are also a terrific complement to AKG wireless systems such as the DMS800, and can be easily integrated with products from other HARMAN brands. 

A variety of accessories are also available with the MicroLite series, including wire-mesh protection caps, foam windscreens, phantom power adapters, lavalier clips, and perspiration and makeup protectors. 

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HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 28,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.4 billion during the 12 months ended September 30, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.


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