Darmstadt State Theater opts for Sony DWX digital wireless

Just in time for the new 2012/2013 theater season, performances at the Darmstadt State Theater can now be wirelessly and reliably broadcast for the first time without any compromise on sound quality. “After exhaustive research, we decided in favor of the best and most ‘future-proof’ technology that is currently available on the market. The Sony DWX wireless system’s versatility has greatly benefitted operations at the theater,” states Alfred Benz, Head of Sound Technology and Sound Engineering at the Darmstadt State Theater. The new system uses the Sony WiDIF-HP codec and achieves low system latency, great reliability, and first-class digital 24 bit/48 kHz audio transmission across a linear frequency range of 20 Hz to 22 kHz. Unlike analog systems, the DWX wireless system does not need a compander unit that can adversely affect the sound quality.

After exhaustive research, we decided in favour of the best and most ‘future-proof’ technology that is currently available on the market.

Alfred Benz
Head of Sound Technology and Sound Engineering, Darmstadt State Theatre

This installation comprises 64 channels, capable of transmitting and receiving without interference across various stages throughout the theater. More than twice as many channels can operate at the same time with the Sony DWX wireless system, due to its extremely low probability of failure. As a result of the global reallocation of radio frequencies, the Darmstadt State Theater (Staatstheater Darmstadt), in collaboration with HL Audio Vertrieb GmbH and Thomann Professional Audio, has replaced its existing wireless microphone system with a modern Sony DWX wireless system to improve its in-house technical facilities.

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