First Sennheiser 2000 series for RF Transmission

BELGIUM: The purchase of Europe's first EM 2000 series wireless system increases Belgium's rental house's bandwidth capacity, writes Marc Maes.
Publish date:

BELGIUM: The purchase of Europe's first EM 2000 series wireless system increases Belgium's rental house's bandwidth capacity, writes Marc Maes.

The bulk of RF Transmission's activities (90%) is in the rental business, catering for international tours and events where the company provides both a massive inventory of wireless equipment (Sennheiser, Shure and DPA microphones, Sennheiser and Shure transmitters, in-ears and beltpacks) and a thorough knowledge of international frequency plans. "We have about 400 channels for wireless microphones available," explains Bernard Scyeur, who launched RF Transmission in 1995. "What we do is follow the (increasing) demand for wireless applications. The main issue here is the connector compatibility with the 3000 & 5000 series and the switching band these systems operate on: we're compelled to have an extensive stock of channels to deal with the different switching bands."

"And that's where the Sennheiser EM 2050 twin receiver is bound to play a role," continues Scyeur (pictured here, right, with colleague Hans de Hertogh), "With the 3532 series we had a maximum switching bandwidth of 36MHz - the new 2000 range goes up to a 75MHz bandwidth. Frequency management is made easier and the transmitter's compatibility is a great bonus. The big advantage is the broad switching band, avoiding frequency shortage problems."

Scyeur is convinced that the new equipment will have its effects on rental rates. "The 2000 series will reduce handling and programming time considerably," he says.

RF Transmission have took delivery of the Sennheiser 2000 Series on 29 May. The equipment is being flown to Algeria for the Pan African Games opening and closing ceremonies.



Sennheiser UK named as new Powersoft distributor

UK: As PSN-e was about to go to virtual press, it was confirmed that Sennheiser UK had become the sole UK distributor of Italian pro audio amplifier manufacturer Powersoft. The Florence-based company - established in 1995 - is one of Europe's leading rack-mountable digital amplifier manufacturers, reports David Davies.

First Midas XL8 and PRO6 tour

UK: Rental company EFX has become the first to pair Midas XL8 and PRO6 digital systems on a tour, reports David Davies. For the latest UK live trek by former Fairground Attraction vocalist Eddi Reader, the Scottish rental operation has been using its two XL8s for FOH and monitors, with the newly-launched PRO6 Live Audio System deployed at monitors in smaller venues.

Largest-ever SSL C200 series console to go live with Letterman

UK/US/KOREA: It's been a busy few weeks for the Oxford-based console manufacturer with news of two major installations and the introduction of a 'powerful' PCIe format card for the Duende plug-in platform. Heading the install news is the announcement that CBS is soon to take delivery of a 96-fader C296 digital production console, reportedly constituting the largest C200 series console in the world, reports David Davies.

Meyer Sound celebrates first Constellation project in Europe

HOLLAND/SPAIN: The first European installation of Meyer Sound's Constellation electroacoustic architecture was in the spotlight at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) exhibition in Amsterdam last week. The historic project took place in a 1,400-seat auditorium at Laboral University near Gijon, Spain, reports David Davies.

Sennheiser/Neumann mics for '25 Live'

George Michael's US tour featured an extensive selection of Sennheiser and Neumann mics, writes PSN-e. The third and final leg of the two-year global '25 Live' tour, the shows made use of Sennheiser SKM 5200 wireless handhelds and evolution series wired microphones, among other equipment.