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SENNHEISER trứ danh được sáng lập bởi Tiến sĩ Fritz Sennheiser được mệnh danh là ”Laboratorium Wennebostel”. Khởi đầu bởi một công ty sản xuất trẻ chuyên sản xuất các Vol kế dạng ống.

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1945 - 1955

1945

Dr. Fritz Sennheiser founds ‘Laboratorium Wennebostel’ or ‘Labor W’ (Lab W) for short. The young company manufactures tube voltmeters.


1946

Start of microphone production with the DM 1.


1947

Lab W develops its first microphone, the DM 2 (MD 2).


1948

The measuring equipment portfolio is extended significantly.


1949

Manufacturing of geophysical equipment and geophones.


1949

The ‘invisible’ DM 3 (MD 3) micro-phone and the first noisecompen-sated microphone, the DM 4 (MD 4).


1950

Lab W manufactures microphone transformers.


1950

Labor W shows its first mixing amplifiers and pre-amplifiers at the 1950 Consumer Electronics Fair Funkausstellung.


1952

Lab W adds magnetic miniature headphones (HM 11, HM 21) to its portfolio. Miniaturization becomes key in all areas.


1953

Lab W introduces miniature transformers as used in hearing aids.


1953

The classic MD 21 microphone sees the light of day.


1954

Lab W shows the first interference tube microphone for the movie and TV industry. Its successor model, the MD 82 “telemicro-phone”, results in a major breakthrough in 1956.


1955

Ten years after its founding, Lab W employs a staff of 250. The foundation to a new building complex is laid.


1956 - 1965

1956

The MD 93 microphone with reversible transducer acts as microphone and loudspeaker, e.g. in dictating machines.


1957

Lab W exhibits an RF wireless system for professional TV and stage use, developed in cooperation with German broadcaster NDR. From 1958, the system is marketed with Telefunken under the name Mikroport.


1958

Labor W is renamed Sennheiser electronic.


1959

MDS 1 stereo microphone.


1959

Hanover Technical University makes Fritz Sennheiser an honorary professor.


1960

Introduction of another microphone classic, the MD 421.


1961

Sennheiser builds its first answering machine for Telefunken.


1961

At the German Industrial Fair, Sennheiser shows the first samples of a radio frequency condenser microphone - the birth of the famous MKH series.


1962

Sennheiser manufactures the first baby monitor, the so-called "Babysitter".


1965

M 101 mixer.


1965

Launch of the audiophile Philharmonic . hi-fi system - the first to use active loudspeakers.


1966 - 1975

1966

To demonstrate the outstanding directivity of the new MD 411 super-cardioid microphone, the MD 411 was taken into a reverberation chamber with a cardioid and an omni-directional microphone, i.e. microphones with less or no directivity, respectively. The MD 411, however, still produced an acceptable recording even under these extreme conditions.


1968

Sennheiser develops the world’s first open headphones. With more than 10 million units sold, the HD 414 remains the bestselling headphone ever.


1968

The MK 12, the first professional condenser clip-on microphone for RF wireless transmission.


1969

At the Consumer Electronics Fair in 1969, Sennheiser showed a completely new type of dummy head. Whereas early dummy head recordings (which used two microphones in a head-sized wooden ball) had always fallen short of expectations, dummy head Oskar had been shaped so naturally that - when listening to a recording via headphones - it became possible not only to distinguish between left and right but also between sounds coming from the front and the back, from above or below.


1971

The microphone classic MD 441 is launched.


1972

Sennheiser introduces its MKE range of prepolarized condenser microphones.


1973

Sennheiser is transformed into a limited partnership (KG).


1974

For amateurs who were unable to afford a dummy head costing several thousands of marks, Sennheiser launched the MKE 2002 in 1974. This lightweight ‘stethoset’ microphone was worn on the user’s head for making stereo recordings using the dummy head principle.


1975

Sennheiser uses infrared technology for sound transmission.


1976 - 1985

1977

Opening of a second production plant in Burgdorf.


1977

Launch of the unipolar 2000, the world’s first open electret headphones.


1978

In 1978, Sennheiser launched the VSM 201 sound effect vocoder. Following the huge success of electronic instruments, the VSM 201 took the human voice into the same world of electronic sound.


1978

The first professional multi-channel rack receiver significantly improves transmission reliability.


1979

Development of the HiDyn compander system.


1982

The Sennheiser RF wireless classic SKM 4031-TV lays the foundation for the success of Sennheiser RF wireless systems in the follow-ing years.


1982

Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser hands over the management to his son, Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser.


1983

Development of the first directional clip-on microphone, the MKE 40.


1983

Development of the smallest studio clip-on microphone, the MKE 2.


1986 - 1995

1987

Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser is honored at the 59th Academy Awards for the MKH 816 shotgun microphone.


1987

Sennheiser develops NoiseGard active noise eduction for Lufthansa.


1988

Founding of Sennheiser France.

1988

Einführung der Synthesizertechnik in der HF-Übertragung.

1988

Introduction of synthesizer tech-nology in RF wireless trans-mission.

1989

Development of the WM 1, the world’s first wireless mixer for outside broadcasts.


1990

Founding of a third production plant in Tullamore, Ireland.

1990

Founding of Sennheiser UK.

1991

Founding of Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, USA.

1991

Studio microphone specialist Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin, becomes part of the Sennheiser Group.


1991

Founding of Sennheiser Belux.

1991

Founding of Sennheiser Canada.

1991

Launch of the best headphones in the world, the electrostatic Orpheus with tube amplifier.


1992

Founding of Sennheiser Asia.

1993

Launch of the world’s first digital infrared headphones, the IS 850 system.

1993

Launch of the SKM 5000 radio microphone, a wireless classic.


1995

Sennheiser launches its first RF wireless headphone system, the RS 5.


1995

Opening of Sennheiser Nederland.

1995

Founding of Sennheiser Mexico.

1996 - 2000

1996

Emmy Award for pioneering developments in RF wireless technology.


1996

Transformation of Sennheiser into a private limited company (GmbH & Co. KG).

1997

Founding of Sennheiser Vertrieb GmbH, Germany.

1997

Opening of a second R&D branch in Burbank, California.


1997

Launch of the LUCAS/DSP pro, a surround sound system for headphones.


1998

Sennheiser is the first company to launch stethoset headphones with RF wireless transmission (RS 2400).


1998

Launch of the evolution microphone series which revolutionizes the MI market.


1999

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences awards their Technical Grammy to Georg Neumann GmbH.


1999

The Surrounder for personal surround sound.


1999

Launch of the evolution wireless radio microphone series.


1999

Sennheiser receives the German Industry Innovation Award for the optical microphone.


2000

Sennheiser earns the German Industry Innovation Award for the AudioBeam directional loudspeaker.


2000

Opening of a fourth Sennheiser plant in Albuquerque, USA.


2000

Launch of the MKH 800, the first studio condenser microphone to fully utilize the wider frequency range of the new digital audio formats.


2000

Sennheiser is Expo 2000’s product partner for professional sound.


2000

Opening of the most modern production building for microphones.


2001 - 2010

2001

First installation of the ground-breaking visitor information system GuidePort.


2001

Development of the world’s smallest professional bodypack transmitter, the SK 5012.


2002

Launch of the RF wireless Sennheiser/Neumann microphone SKM 5000 N/KK 105 S.


2002

Founding of Sennheiser Vertrieb und Service GmbH & Co. KG, Germany.

2002

Opening of a new, larger manufacturing building for Sennheiser Ireland.

2002

Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser is award-ed the AES Gold Medal for his lifetime achievements.


2003

Founding of the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S, Denmark.

2003

Nomination of two Sennheiser employees for the German Future Award.

2003

Georg Neumann GmbH develops the first digital studio microphone according to AES 42 standard.


2004

The second generation of evolution wireless radio microphone systems is launched.


2004

Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser is awarded the Diesel Medal.


2005

Loudspeaker specialist Klein + Hummel joins the Sennheiser Group.


2006

Opening of Sennheiser Nordic A/S in Holte, north of Copenhagen, with branches in Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden

2006

Launch of the headphone series Street Line, Sport Line and Style Line

2006

Founding of Sennheiser Audio Ltd., Moscow

2007

Founding of Sennheiser electronic India Pvt. Ltd.

2008

Founding of Sennheiser Innovation (Schweiz) AG, with the aim to identify market trends and customer needs that will emerge in five or more years.

2008

Official opening of Sennheiser Japan K.K.

2009

HD 800 - New top-quality headphones with new converter technology and innovative earpiece design


2009

Official Opening of Sennheiser Electronic (Beijing) Co., Ltd.


2009

evolution wireless G3 The third generation of the successful series of microphones with the largest number of functions in its class


2009

The joint venture Sennheiser Audio (Russia) becomes a wholly owned Sennheiser subsidiary


2010

Company founder Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser passes away at the age of 98


2010

Sennheiser starts manufacturing in a brandnew production and manufacturing centre at the company headquarters in Wennebostel


from 2011


2011

Two new shotgun microphones from Sennheiser: the MKH 8060 short gun and MKH 8070 long gun microphones set new standards in sound quality and reach


2011

As of 1 January 2011, Sennheiser has been divided into three organisational divisions: Consumer Electronics, Professional Systems and Integrated Systems, enabling each of the respective business divisions to offer stronger market and customer orientation.


2011

Daniel Sennheiser and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, grandsons of the company’s founder, join the Board of Management.


2011

Launch of the ew 100G3-1G8 wireless systems, the world’s first radio microphones to transmit in the 1800 MHz range.


from 2012


2012

With the introduction of Digital 9000, Sennheiser debuts a digital wireless system able to transfer audio signals completely uncompressed, artefact-free and with superb dynamics. The system was developed for broadcast, for live theatre and musicals, as well as for high-quality concerts, and sets a new benchmark in digital wireless transmission.


2012

Sennheiser presents its first microphone which works with the new Audio Video Bridging (AVB) technology. The audio specialist is one of the first companies to use this technology in a product, proving that the AVB networking standard is no longer a distant dream.


2012

The audio specialist introduces new security labelling in order to protect its customers from illegal counterfeit products. The introduction of the new security label, the tesa® PrioSpot will be phased in and over time will be applied to both products as well as packaging.


2012

Working with the maxim of “The Future Made Right Here“, the new Technology and Innovation Centre in San Francisco, which replaced the previous site in Palo Alto, undertakes research and development into digital signal processing technologies with a view to improving customer experience.


2012

Both the digital HDVD 800 and the analogue HDVA 600 have a fully symmetrical layout and promise a unique listening experience. They harmonize perfectly with the High-End headphone line HD 800, HD 700, HD 650 and HD 600 by Sennheiser.


2012

Perfect sound can be heard, felt and seen: the new MOMENTUM from Sennheiser’s Style Selection connects a goosebump-inducing sound experience with precious materials and a minimalist style. The new headphones are the right choice for anyone unwilling to compromise when it comes to either sound quality or style.


2013

Sennheiser opens a new subsidiary in Switzerland


2013

Daniel and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser assume overall responsibility of the company by becoming CEOs and sharing the role of Spokesperson of the Executive Management Board as of 1 July.


2013

Sennheiser opens sales subsidiaries in Australia and New Zealand, Sennheiser Australia Pty Ltd. and Sennheiser New Zealand Ltd.


2013

Audio specialist Sennheiser receives the Philo T. Farnsworth Award at the 65th Primetime Emmy® Engineering Awards ceremony in Hollywood. The Award honors an agency, company or institution whose contributions over time have significantly impacted television technology and engineering.

© Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/AP Images

 

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