As an official technical supplier of the 58th Eurovision Song Contest, held a few days ago in the Swedish city of Malmo, the 9000 Digital Sennheiser microphones have staged each of the songs of the festival.
With an audience of some 125 million people, the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 has had the professional audio technology SennheiserOfficial technical provider of this edition of Eurovision, with their microphones and IEM solutions for each song festival.
In this project, Sennheiser has worked with Markus Müller (from the rental company Berlin MM Communications), who supplied pre-configured and wireless systems, specifically the 9000 Digital 96-channel systems for the two semifinals and the final of the festival.
These microphones have been used in parallel with wireless monitoring systems the 2000 series, with a total of 40 transmitters and 160 receivers, along with eight other wireless systems for broadcasting from the press center.
As Muller points out, "the quality of the new 9000 Digital systems Sennheiser is amazing; is linear in its operation, the transmission quality is as good as a cable system. Currently, and I know, it is the only digital wireless solution that transmits audio signals without loss of sound. "
Before installing the equipment, microphone had to pass strict tests, such as working in two transmission modes: high definition audio streaming uncompressed and long range mode with a codec that increases the reach under difficult transmission .
"Both modes work perfectly and assures Müller- get impressive results with their individual ranges. HD mode is certainly superior in terms of audio quality in technical, although the differences are barely audible in live situations. "
According to this expert, the main distinction between the two modes is in scope; "In 'full definition' in HD mode have achieved a range of up to 250 m. evidence without loss of audio quality, which is impressive, even compared directly with analog wireless systems. "
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