The Federal Assembly in Berlin has been equipped with beyerdynamic microphones by Fleischbauer to provide optimum speech intelligibility while being inconspicuous and space-saving.
The Federal Assembly is the constitutional body of the Federal Republic of Germany and enables the federal states to play a part in legislation, administration and in affairs of the EU. The Federal Assembly has its headquarters in a former Prussian manor house in the middle of Berlin.
Plenary Hall was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, and was thoroughly renovated between 1997 and 2000 during the country’s reconstruction, and now includes a high glass roof and lots of daylight.
A total of 71 beyerdynamic Classis RM 31 Q vertical array microphones have been deployed. The horizontal polar pattern of the mics is claimed to provide a larger area for speech reception when compared to conventional gooseneck mics. The speaker does not have to adhere to one direction of speaking or to the usual close proximity to the microphone and, therefore, can move freely and still be heard clearly. Two people can also share one single microphone, which saves costs and space.