Udo Jürgens’ Musical Uses the TG 1000 Digital Wireless System from beyerdynamic
May 31, 2013
Since last November, Zurich’s “Theater 11” has been running the musical “Ich war noch niemals in New York” (I’ve never been to New York). The new TG 1000 wireless microphone from beyerdynamic, the audio specialists from Heilbronn, Germany, plays a key role in this Stage Entertainment production in Zurich
In terms of acoustics, “Theater 11” is a typical musical theatre. In other words: Instead of “built-in” acoustics, the design focuses on suppressing the hall’s own acoustics to allow flexible use of the sound system.
As a result, the wireless microphone system is particularly important, because this acoustic source already determines the maximum sound quality that the production can achieve. Simple acoustic transmission of the actors’ voices is not the main focus of a musical production with a speaker-oriented sound design, the quality of the wireless microphone system is essential for providing the audience with maximum sound quality and clearly audible acoustic details
Reliable reception is almost as important – What good is the best sound quality if there are dropouts and interference? It’s also important to have sturdy equipment; the beltpack transmitters have to be particularly durable because they are often integrated into costumes or masks, which expose them to the impacts of sweat.
beyerdynamic’s new TG 1000 wireless microphone system has state-of-the-art technology to meet all these requirements: For that reason, it does not suffer from the typical sonic artefacts that can occur in transient signals, but rather replaces this sometimes poor audio quality with consistent digital transmission featuring 24-bit sampling and perfect modulation due to gain ranging. Thanks to the special codec, the system’s total latency is just 2.1 ms.
Fortunately, the available UHF frequency spectrum was not really an issue for this production. But in general, the flexibility of wireless systems regarding use of the frequency spectrum is becoming increasingly important as more and more of the frequency spectrum is cut off. The beyerdynamic TG 1000 system offers exceptional flexibility with a transmitter and receiver that feature an enormous bandwidth of no less than 319 MHz to cover the UHF frequency range of 470 to 789 MHz with a single unit of hardware.
All in all, the new TG 1000 provides a stable foundation for the musical production in Zurich. And not just in terms of acoustics: beyerdynamic’s system ensures stability and operational reliability, even if the available UHF frequency spectrum continues to be reduced in the future.
Further information are available at www.beyerdynamic.com/press/tg1000zurich