Sennheiser Electronic Corporation has introduced a rebate program in preparation for the imminent ruling by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) that will restrict the use of wireless mics operating in the so-called 700-MHz band. To receive a rebate, users must purchase new Sennheiser systems and components in an alternate range and trade-in an equal number of old wireless systems or components, including non-Sennheiser brands, that currently operate in frequencies between 698 - 806 MHz. The twelve-month program includes tiered rebates of up to $1,400 or a simple flat rebate.
The tiered rebate program, unique to Sennheiser, is the most equitable rebate program available today and takes into consideration, not only the product series, but also when the old system was purchased. This applies to evolution wireless G2 products purchased in 2006 and 2007. End-users who purchased as recently as December 2007 qualify for the maximum rebate. Sennheiser is also offering a simple flat rebate for all systems and components that don’t qualify for the tiered program. For example, a flat rebate applies to the trade-in of other manufacturers’ systems, Sennheiser freePORT, or older Evolution wireless systems. For Sennheiser 3000- and 5000-series RF systems, which have the most flexible RF architecture available, Sennheiser continues to offer its cost-effective frequency re-tuning services. Users should call (860) 434-9190 for re-tuning service details. Sennheiser is also offering rebates of $500.00 per channel ($1,000 for dual channel systems) for upgrades to the latest 3000- and 5000-series components.
The rebate form and program details can be downloaded from Sennheiser USA’s website. Rebate claims must be postmarked no later than December 15, 2009,and received by December 31, 2009 at SEC’s headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Sennheiser has also implemented an RF consulting service for anyone who needs further advice regarding the 700 MHz band reallocation, as well as other spectrum changes due to digital TV transition on February 17, 2009. Customers can sign-up for a free initial phone consultation on Sennheiser’s website: www.sennheiserusa.com/spectrumreallocation.