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HARMAN’s AKG Earns TEC Award for K812 Reference Headphones

NORTHRIDGE, California – At Winter NAMM 2015, HARMAN’S AKG K812 reference headphones earned a prestigious TEC Award for Technical Achievement in the “HEADPHONE/EARPIECE TECHNOLOGY” category. For the 30th year, prizes were awarded by a panel comprised of members of various professional organizations and audio industry websites. This is the second year in a row that AKG has won in this category, having earned last year’s honors for its K712PRO reference headphones.

The AKG K812 offers an oversized 53mm driver for the highest dynamic range ever in an AKG headphone. Its copper-covered aluminum voice coil extends sounds beyond the limits of human hearing, hitting a full spectrum of frequencies. Each K812 is built for comfort with a fast, adjustable headband and extremely soft ear pads to ensure comfort in any application, for extended periods of time. It also features an open-back design optimized for pristine and natural sound.

“The K812 headphones are the result of an intensive research and development program we embarked on to produce the best sounding headphones on the market, and this TEC Award is further testament that we have achieved our goal,” said Philipp Schuster, Product Line Manager, Headphones, AKG. “We are thrilled to win a TEC Award for the second year in a row!”

Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation at the NAMM Show, the TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media.

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