Sennheiser Electronics Corporation will introduce the Evolution Wired Microphone Performance 900 Series at AES, booth #1010. Intended for vocal and instrumental applications, the Evolution 900 Series comprises seven new backline mics, and three previously introduced 900 Series models, including the cardioid 935, supercardioid 945 and 903 instrumental mics. Sennheiser has also designed seven additional backline mics to augment the line, including the Evolution 901, 902, 904, 905, 906, 908 and 914 (pictured).
All 900 Series microphones feature powerful transparent sound and are insensitive to handling noise. Tight and uniform polar patterns, tighter manufacturing tolerances and gold XLR pins are also featured. Targeted for use by professional musicians, P.A. rental companies and rehearsal studios, the 900 Series is optimized for all measurable parameters.
Priced at $299, the Evolution 901 is an electret condenser boundary mic for kick drums and grand piano. Featuring a half-cardioid polar pattern, the 901 delivers faster transient response, does not require a stand and comes with a non-skid pad and slots for permanent mounting.
For kick drums, bass guitar amps, tuba and brass instruments, the dynamic cardioid Evolution 902 ($249) offers high resonant frequency (65 Hz), a shock-mounted capsule with integrated clip mouth and delivers punch and tight response from the lowest of bass signals.
The dynamic cardioid Evolution 904 ($249) drum instrument mic features a high-mass metal chassis for stability on powerful, punchy sound characteristics and suitable for a variety of musical styles.
Based on the Evolution 903, the updated circuitry of the Evolution 905 ($199) snare drum mic delivers a balanced warm presence and ample "spank." Smaller than its predecessor, the 905 comes with integrated stand adapter for ease of placement.
Selling for $369, the Evolution 906 boasts a switchable presence filter at 4.2 kHz with three different sound characteristics: bright, in-between and warm. Its flat shape makes it ideal for use with guitar amps, percussions and horns. The 906 will replace the Evolution 609, however the Evolution 609 Silver still remains in the line.
The Evolution 908 comprises a triple variant electret condenser, supercardioid gooseneck mic for brass and percussion. This mic is available as the E909B wired with MZA900P in-line preamp for $379, as the 908ew wireless with 3.5mm ew connector for $249 or the E908D wired with special MZH908D clamp and MZA900P in-line preamp.
The Evolution 914 ($499) is a modular electret condenser mic for symbols, hi-hats, pianos, acoustic instruments, choirs and orchestras. With three-position bass roll-off/cut-off and sensitivity switch, the 914 is capable of delivering high SPLs.