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ISE 2014: AKG launches WMS240 wireless system

Undertaking its launch at ISE 2014 is the WMS420 wireless system from Harman’s AKG.

Undertaking its launch at ISE 2014 is the WMS420 wireless system from Harman’s AKG. Described as a versatile and high-performance single-channel wireless system designed for smaller venues such as schools, town halls and houses of worship, it enables customers to select from four specialised product packages: Vocal Set with AKG D5 handheld microphone; Presenter Set with AKG C555L; Lavalier Set with AKG C417; and Instrument Set with AKG MKG L cable.

“This microphone family enables smaller venues to get just the right system for their needs at the right price they’re prepared to pay without having to compromise on performance, quality or reliability,” said Stephan Scherthan, product line manager, wireless systems, AKG. “It is an extremely flexible single channel package and, I am certain, will advance the quality of sound in smaller venues where one channel is required.”

The WMS420 is designed for ease-of-use, and rack installation is said to be quick and easy, especially with its detachable extended antennas that attach to the back of the receiver. It includes the SR420 UHF stationary receiver with two external, detachable antennas on the rear side and BNC connectors at standard 50 ohms.


The HT420 handheld transmitter’s and PT420 pocket transmitter’s charging contacts are compatible with the AKG CU400 charging station and include a rechargeable battery.

“AKG’s WMS420 is a high-quality wireless system, with a rugged and reliable Austrian-built D5 microphone to ensure performance quality for on-stage users,” Scherthan continued. “WMS420 addresses the quality void in small-venue wireless systems, with a price point all users will find very appealing.”