In 1998, evolution microphones were thrust into the spotlight for the first time, providing bands with a complete microphone solution for flawless and rich sound for both vocals and instruments. Since then, the company has sold some 10 million wired and wireless evolution microphones. evolution microphones are designed specifically to withstand the rigors of live stage performance, excelling at meeting a range of specialized needs in this demanding market. At the same time, the series manages to strike the right balance between affordability, impressive sound and high quality workmanship. The evolution series has the right microphone for any performance, regardless of whether the stage is big or small. They are a permanent fixture of the sound tech’s rider for countless bands and events. In Grammy’s as well evolution microphones are used for vocals.
Look back to how evolution series was created
Before the introduction of the evolution microphone range, Sennheiser’s professional microphone offering was dominated by classics such as the MD 441, MD 421 and the MD 409, as well as mics based on these models. The company’s focus was clearly on the TV area, on high-quality microphones for use in broadcasting and TV studios and not every microphone that has been optimized for broadcasting can be so easily transferred to the live stage. Sennheiser was faced with a complex problem: the company knew that if it wanted to be more successful in the music industry, certain price limits could not be exceeded. At the same time, the company wanted to continue to focus on quality, with microphones that were made in Germany.
In the end, the solution was the domestic manufacture of high-quality microphones through a fully-automated production process. This represented a major financial and technical risk because such a production line had never been built before. Together with an engineering company specialized in precision engineering, the company’s manufacturing engineers and product specialists started to develop a production line for manufacturing dynamic microphones and capsules.
1998 and one year later: the first mics started rolling off the assembly line and the evolution range was launched. The company’s willingness to take a risk paid off through a comeback in the music microphone industry that was nothing short of spectacular. The original models of the evolution series included the wired vocal microphones e 825, e 835 and e 845, as well as instrument microphones e 602, e 604, e 608 and e 609, with more models added over time.
evolution 900 Series –designed for the most demanding tasks
In 2003, the first premium evolution 900 models were added to the evolution microphone series. With the microphones of the 900 series, Sennheiser started a new tradition of testing the microphones from the outset in the environment in which they are actually used. The company took the first prototypes straight to a music club we know well, where they were put through their paces by musicians and the developers. Once there, we could hear directly where changes needed to be made to the sound, or where more presence or brilliance was needed. Our developers with their design and music expertise –then usually knew which refinements and tweaks were required to achieve the sound quality they were after. In record time, the 900 series has become a well-known brands among bands, artists and sound engineers. The sound of the vocal capsules and, in particular, the sound of the 935 capsule is very popular.
Every detail counts for perfect live sound. Take the evolution wired 900 series: conceived of as a harmonically calibrated family, these high-end microphones combine demanding sound with unmatched reliability. Uncompromising stage equipment for uncompromising professionals.
Evolution wireless D1
D1 is a range of digital wireless microphone systems that lets bands go wireless the easy way. With systems for vocals or for instruments, a band’s life is made simpler: transmitters and receivers automatically pair and select suitable transmission frequencies, while multiple D1 systems can automatically coordinate themselves. ew D1 operates in the 2.4 GHz range, which is license-free worldwide. D1 instantly readies you for making music – and takes the complexity out of wireless Ease of use is key
Bands can now just forget about frequency setting, matching transmitters and receivers, and getting the gain right – evolution wireless D1 offers true ease of use by doing all these time-consuming and sometimes error-prone chores for them. Basically, all that is needed is to switch the system on.The rest will happen automatically. In no time at all, you’re all set to start jamming – with all the levels right, and a stable wireless link.