Chicago-based Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation Inc, has announced that its 3D-HW Active Ambient System has been nominated for the 2008 TEC Award for outstanding technical achievement. The 3D-HW is the latest version of 3D Active Ambient IEM System, designed as a stand-alone system for hardwired applications. Ideal for drummers, keyboardists and other stationary performers, the 3D-HW uses a binaural microphone system embedded in custom-fit silicone earphones to capture ambient sound, then combines it with the in-ear monitor mix in a compact bodypack mixer-amplifier with zero latency.

"We are thrilled to be nominated for a 2008 TEC Award," said Michael Santucci, founder and president of Sensaphonics. "For a small company like ours to be recognized for technical innovation in this industry is very meaningful."

The Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards are presented annually by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, a charitable foundation associated with Mix Magazine. The Mix Foundation is a strong supporter of hearing health issues in the music industry. The 3D-HW is one of seven products nominated in the Ancillary Products category of the awards.

Winners are determined by balloting among the readers of Mix Magazine; ballot guides will be sent to subscribers with the August issue. Voting begins online on August 1. The winners will be announced at the TEC Awards banquet, set to take place in conjunction with the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention in San Francisco on October 3.

SOURCE: Sensaphonics