2020 is an exciting year for us: Sennheiser turns 75! We would like to celebrate this very special anniversary with you - our employees, customers, friends and followers. Because you are the people behind our achievements and fantastic projects.
Sometimes, life takes an unexpected turn. This is also true for our anniversary year: Since the beginning of the year the corona virus has affected everyday life in more and more countries. For us this means: Instead of many happy meetings with you, our customers and the Sennheiser fans, trade shows and events were canceled, and we had to temporarily close our offices in China. Now, we are taking precautionary measures at our headquarters in Germany and further locations. But somehow this situation also binds us together closely with our colleagues all around the world. Because no matter where – at home office, in divided groups at the office or in separated shifts in our production – we still work on creating very special sound experiences and unique moments. For you – wherever you are. #ThisIsYourSennheiserCrew
This month in Sennheiser history – October 1996 & 2013:
Sennheiser receives two Emmy‘s®.
We developed our first wireless microphone in 1957 for German broadcasters and moderators in TV shows and in the studio. The bodypack transmitter used tubes and several batteries, had a 100-meter reach and lasted five hours. In 1958 the bodypack transmitter used a transistor and one 22.5 volt battery.
Continued developments like this opened up the way to our first Emmy in 1996 from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for "Pioneering Development in Broadcast Wireless Technology."
In 2013, we did it again. Daniel Sennheiser and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser accepted our second Emmy, the Philo T. Farnsworth Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (AKA the “Primetime Emmy Award”) which honors an agency, company or institution whose contributions over time have significantly impacted television technology and engineering.
These systems have evolved and are used in large shows worldwide including the Live 8 concert, Eurovision, Cirque du soleil, The Phantom of the Opera, and countless other Broadway plays and events. #Sennheiser75
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