A Sony DWX wireless system has been installed in the Darmstadt state theatre (Staatstheater Darmstadt), Germany, as part of a modernisation of its in-house facilities. German distributors HL Audio Vertrieb and Thomann Professional Audio supplied the new system. "After exhaustive research, we decided in favor of the best and most 'future-proof' technology that is currently available on the market. The system's versatile adaptability has also given us an additional benefit in respect of theatre operations," said Alfred Benz, head of sound technology and sound engineering at the Darmstadt state theatre. A total of 64 channels were installed and distributed across various stages on the theatre premises. HL Audio supplied a total of 32 Sony DWR-R01D 2-channel receivers, 20 DWM-02D handheld transmitters, 48 DWT-B01 pocket transmitters and eight DWT-P01 plug-on transmitters. With the new system in place, there are now 24 channels in the main auditorium, the foyer and smaller auditorium each have 12 channels and the chamber theatre auditorium has eight. A rack mountable receiver with four DWR-R01D receivers is on hand to open up a further eight channels wherever necessary. According to HL Audio, the DWM-02D handheld transmitters were one of the primary reasons the Darmstadt state theatre opted for Sony’s DWX system, as they can be fitted with capsules from other microphone manufacturers. This enables the events team to provide artists with the microphones specified on the rider. www.hlaudio.dewww.pro.sony.eu
Sony launches US wireless mic rebate schemes
US: PSN-e has also learnt that a comparable initiative is under consideration for European markets, writes David Davies. The US scheme takes the form of two rebate options designed to help Sony customers to make the transition to the new approved channel range for wireless microphone operation.