RIO RANCHO, NM--Lectrosonics and Heil Sound have entered into a strategic partnership. The agreement, reached in late November 2007, has resulted in a new handheld wireless microphone.
The first product resulting from the combined effort is known as the Lectrosonics UTPR20. Combining the capsule from Heil Sound's PR20 dynamic microphone with Lectrosonics UT Series Digital Hybrid Wireless transmitters; this new handheld wireless microphone system integrates two technologies into a single device. The Lectrosonics UT transmitter makes the most of the PR20 capsule with its Digital Hybrid Wireless technology, thus ensuring audio for wide dynamic range and neutral frequency response.
Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics director of business development, commented on the new strategic partnership, "I'm personally very excited about the partnership between Heil Sound and Lectrosonics. Bob Heil literally wrote the book on concert sound and has worked with everyone in the industry. The combination of the UT transmitter and the Heil PR20 capsule brings out the best in both components. This is a win-win partnership in every way."
Bob Heil, CEO and founder of Heil Sound, echoed Winkler's enthusiasm. "We're very proud and honored to announce that two American companies, Lectrosonics and Heil Sound, have collaborated on an exciting new product for the entertainment and commercial audio industries," said Heil. "We have recognized for some time that we needed a wireless microphone offering, but we were more interested in partnering with an established player as opposed to re-inventing the wheel. This past summer, Karl and I were working together on a project for American Idol, and the opportunity for collaboration presented itself. We now have a product that combines our incredible PR-20 element with Lectrosonics' robust Digital Hybrid Wireless technology. I believe this new wireless microphone will address many wireless issues people routinely encounter, and it will provide world-class sound quality in the process."