Gold for the GSL System from d&b audiotechnik.

Focus Open Gold for the GSL System from d&b audiotechnik (from left to right): Michael Kleiner (Ministerial Director Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs), Stephan Greiner (Chief Sales Officer d&b audiotechnik), Matthias Christner (Head of R&D Acoustics d&b audiotechnik), Christiane Nicolaus (Director Design-Center Baden-Württemberg)

The GSL System from German audio technology company d&b audiotechnik received Gold at “Focus Open 2018”, the highest level of award at the international design award, conferred by the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. After the Y-Series in 2015, this is now the second time that a loudspeaker system from d&b has been awarded the “Focus Open Gold”. Stephan Greiner, Chief Sales Officer, and Matthias Christner, Head of R&D Acoustics, were at the Scala in Ludwigsburg to receive the award, Popular German TV presenter Markus Brock presented d&b with the award.

The jury, consisting of members from all industry sectors, praised the exceptional directivity control of the d&b GSL, as the System sets new standards in sound reinforcement for arenas, stadiums, and festivals. The jury was also impressed by the meticulous design.

d&b is fueled with the obsession to deliver exceptional sound. “We wanted to develop a system that offers artists a quiet stage, maximizes enjoyment for the audience, and minimizes noise for all those who are outside of the event,” said Matthias Christner. Stephan Greiner added, “When we tested the System, we exceeded our own expectations. We were amazed that we could stand behind the speakers next to the stage while the festival was in full swing and were still able to hold a normal conversation.”

Meanwhile, the GSL System has been joined by a smaller brother – nine months after the official launch of the GSL in April 2018. The new KSL System, equipped with all the family features of the SL-Series, will be introduced in January 2019 at the NAMM 2019 show in Anaheim, California (www.sl-series.com).

About Focus Open

The first Focus Open took place 27 years ago. As a result of its non-commercial approach, it rapidly turned into an international platform for excellent, future-proof design. Submissions are received in 18 different categories: from lifestyle, recreation, home interiors, and building services through to medicine and rehabilitation. In 2018, the jury rated contributions from Belgium, China, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, and Slovakia.

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