AKG D5 Microphones Broadcast Live from Honda Center
fans around the world know just how important the playoff season is to their
team. This 2007 playoff season,
Honda Center, home of the 2007 Stanley Cup winning Anaheim Ducks, switched to
AKG’s new dynamic D5 live vocal microphones to ensure no loss in audio quality
for any of its 17,100 in-house fans during the all-important season.
Nathan Chivers, Head of Audio at Honda Center, first heard the AKG D5 live
vocal microphone during quick demo in January. “I was immediately
impressed,” said Chivers. “This D5 was only a demo unit and it delivered a
smooth response and a nice natural low-end for voice.”
By playoff season in April, Chivers had four D5 microphones and has since used
the units for his announcer during each of the playoff games, as well as for
the many playoff press conferences. “I received the D5 units the morning
of the first press conference before the first playoff game,” said Chivers.
“The D5s are great in terms of sensitivity. Often times during press
conferences, players or coaches will sit back away from the mic or will speak
too softly. The D5 is especially sensitive to these variables and still
The AKG D5 microphone installation is in good audio equipment company.
Originally opening its doors in 1993, the Honda Center recently undertook a
full audio system upgrade and installed JBL Professional Precision Directivity
Series loudspeakers, Crown CTs Series amplifiers and BSS Soundweb London
digital signal processing.
AKG D5 dynamic microphones feature a dent-resistant spring steel elastic wire
mesh cap for safe protection of the capsule element, as well as an integrated
shock absorber system for compensation of handling noise. Additionally, the D5
features Laminate Varimotion diaphragm technology to deliver a smooth and
controlled frequency response and the highest gain before feedback.