AKG by HARMAN recently announced the new AKG P5i high-performance dynamic
vocal microphone. AKG P5i is the first microphone designed to automatically
configure with the new HARMAN Connected PA ecosystem,
providing effortless set up, instant recall of performer and pre-sets, and great
sound for musicians of all skill levels.

“AKG P5i is the ideal microphone for musicians who want to spend less time setting
up and more time focusing on their music,’ said Erich Gaertner, Product Line
Manager, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “Unlike ordinary handheld live mics, P5i
automatically recognizes and configures with the Connected PA ecosystem of
products to take the guesswork out of setting up and getting consistently great
sound. And with legendary AKG engineering and sound quality at its core, P5i brings
out the best in any performance.’

Based on the acclaimed AKG P5 dynamic vocal microphone, AKG P5i delivers
powerful sound for lead vocals. A supercardioid polar pattern ensures extremely
high gain before feedback and suppresses ambient noise, even in loud venues. The
heavy-duty metal body construction is designed to withstand tough stage
performances, and an integrated windscreen efficiently eliminates pop and wind

AKG P5i is part of the HARMAN Connected PA family of products, and offers full
compatibility with the new HARMAN Connected PA app (available Q2 2017) for easy
control, fast setup and better-quality results. Connected PA eliminates the need for
multiple apps or graphic user interfaces (GUIs) and delivers seamless plug-and-play
operation with a variety of HARMAN equipment so users can control their entire live
sound system with one app. Products within the Connected PA ecosystem self-
identify with the new app for effortless set up, and setup wizards help customers to
quickly optimize volume, configuration settings and sound quality.

The Connected PA product ecosystem is enabled via HARMAN’s ioSYS technology
and initially includes equipment from Soundcraft, JBL, dbx and AKG, allowing
musicians to create systems that suit their specific needs. Additional HARMAN
equipment can be added to increase performance flexibility and meet the demands
of future growth. At launch, compatible products include:

• Soundcraft Ui12, Ui16, and Ui24R Digital Mixers

• JBL PRX800W Series Loudspeakers

• dbx DI1 Active Direct Box

• AKG P5i Microphone

HARMAN Professional Solutions plans to add many new products to the Connected
PA ecosystem to provide musicians with greater versatility and adaptable

The AKG P5i microphone will be available through authorized resellers starting in
February 2017. For more information, please visit http://www.akg.com/pro/p/p5i.