Sonic Excellence and Durability Highlight the New Drum Set Concert I Microphone Set from AKG by HARMAN at Winter NAMM 2016

ANAHEIM, California – At Winter NAMM 2016, AKG by HARMAN is showcasing the Drum Set Concert 1 professional drum microphone set, featuring a complete collection of high-quality mics that deliver on AKG’s reputation for sonic excellence and steadfast durability. With seven microphones and accessories in a rugged aluminum carrying case, the set provides everything needed to capture a complete drum kit, or mic bass and guitar amps, percussion, woodwinds and other instruments.  

“AKG is known for creating some of the world’s finest drum microphones, such as the industry-standard D112,” said Noel Larson, Retail Solutions, HARMAN Professional. “Drum Set Concert 1 brings together an outstanding collection of mics that make it easy for drummers to get the very best sound from their kits. In addition, it’s the only set in its class that includes seven mics, making it an unbeatable value.”

The Drum Set Concert I features the D112 MkII bass drum mic, two compact C430 overhead mics, and four of the popular D40 drum microphones. Each features high maximum SPL handling and rugged metal casing to ensure great sound, night after night. 

The D112 MkII professional dynamic bass drum microphone features a new integrated flexible mount, while retaining the sonic strengths that made its predecessor the industry standard. Known for its high SPL capability (up to 160dB without distortion), punchy EQ and bulletproof construction, the D112 has earned a reputation as one of the best bass drum mics ever made.

Designed for cymbal and overhead miking, the C430 professional condenser microphone delivers a uniquely clear, crisp sound that often reduces the need for external EQs. Its extremely compact design keeps a low profile in any application—without compromising audio quality.

Featuring a solid, all-metal body, the D40 professional instrument microphone is designed to stand up to heavy use without missing a beat. Its patented Varimotion™ diaphragm uses a unique laminated material to damp high-resonance peaks, resulting in crisp, powerful sound across all frequencies. The transducer is protected by a sturdy wire-mesh cap and can easily withstand extremely high sound pressure levels (up to 156dB). With an integrated stand adapter and included mounting bracket, it’s ideal for drums, percussion, wind instruments and guitar amps.

In addition, the Drum Set Concert 1 features a roadworthy, rugged aluminum carrying case for easy transport and storage, along with all necessary microphone clamps and stand adapters for quick and easy setup. 

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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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