LAS VEGAS — The PR 77D, manufactured by Heil Sound, is a recipient of two NewBay Best of Show Awards presented at the 2018 NAB Show by Pro Sound News and Radio World, respectively.
NewBay’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.
Winners receive an award for display and will be featured in Pro Sound News and Radio World magazines, respectively, dedicated to the business of the professional audio industry.
All nominated products are featured in the special Best of Show Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in digital edition form to more than 100,000 readers of Pro Sound News, Radio World, TV Technology, Digital Video, Video Edge, Government Video, Radio magazine and Sound & Video Contractor after the convention.
The Heil Sound PR 77D is a large-diaphragm dynamic microphone designed for broadcast, podcast, and studio or home recording applications. The PR 77D provides a smooth, flat response, and excellent rear rejection, which Heil Sound microphones are known for. It has a unique two-position switch allowing the user to select optimal response frequency characteristics between Voice and Music applications. The Voice position rolls off the low end for an articulate, midrange focus, whereas the Music position removes the filter providing a warm, full-spectrum response. The PR 77D’s vintage appeal is available in matte purple or matte black finishes, and retails for $249.
“The NewBay Best of Show Awards at NAB are now in their fifth year,” said Paul McLane, NewBay managing director, content. “The program seeks to shine a spotlight on relevant innovations in technology as seen around the million-square-foot exhibit floor of the industry’s top trade show. The list of 2018 winners and nominees gives real insight into where and how rapidly our media tech businesses are evolving.”
“We are very proud and honored to have received not one, but two Best of Show Awards from Pro Sound News and Radio World at the 2018 NAB show,” said Ash Levitt, Head of Research and Business Development for Heil Sound. “The responses we received from NAB attendees who demoed the PR 77D firsthand were fantastic. They loved its performance, price point, and looks. We’re excited for everyone to try out this new addition to our great line of mics.”