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NAMM 2015: Sennheiser launches its D1 (and only), partners with Apogee

“Apogee and Sennheiser are a perfect fit," said Sennheiser COO Peter Claussen

Headphone/microphone giant Sennheiser and Apogee Electronics, an industry leader in digital audio conversion technology, today announced their intention to collaborate.

At the NAMM Show in Anaheim, Apogee’s Betty Bennett and Sennheiser’s Peter Claussen jointly announced “the cooperation of their companies”. Peter Claussen, COO of Sennheiser, said: “Apogee and Sennheiser are a perfect fit. We both operate in the demanding premium sector, serving professional and semi-professional audio customers across the globe. Our product portfolios perfectly complement each other and I am looking forward to collaborating with a company that has truly pushed the boundaries of digital audio.”

The companies say details about the collaboration will be revealed at a later date.

Yesterday, Sennheiser launched the Evolution Wireless D1, a range of digital wireless microphone systems designed to easily allow musicians to go wireless. With systems for vocals and instruments, transmitters and receivers automatically pair and select suitable transmission frequencies, while multiple D1 systems can automatically coordinate themselves.

The D1, which uses the aptX Live codec, operates in the licence-free 2.4 GHz range.

“D1 instantly readies you for making music and takes the complexity out of wireless,” commented Martin Fischer, product manager at Sennheiser.

Chesney Hawkes was at Sennheiser’s stand for the launch (left, main picture), which also saw the company roll out a contest to find the ultimate cover of The One and Only. Are you The D1 and Only?