AKG's new K 206 afc stereo wireless headphone transmits its signal to the headphone receiver via UHF (916MHz) radio frequencies. The system can be used to cover distances of up to 330 feet.
The K 206 AFC delivers a full, rich sound with velvety bass, clean mids and an airy high end. The transmitter acts as a storage cradle for the headphones and a charger for the system’s NiMh rechargeable batteries. The rechargeable batteries are included with the system and provide approximately 15 hours of use time. Recharging is via placing the headphone/receiver on the cradle.
The headphone/receiver utilizes AKG’s patented headband design that takes the unit's weight off the user's ears and provides an automatic, comfortable fit. The large circumaural ear cups are covered in soft, skin-compatible breathable velour that is completely washable.
The system also features an auto-tuning system that minimizes the potential for interference and an automatic gain control that continuously adjusts the gain of the system for compatibility with all sources.
The industrial design of the K 206 afc was done by Michael Schaefer (www.schaefer-design.at) of Vienna, Austria, who has collaborated with AKG on several other products.
The system will be available in June at a list price of $130. For more information, visit www.akgusa.com.