tourism for gearheads

Monday, April 7th, 2008 | by

Sennheiser guyNone of the audio engineers I know look like this guy.

He graces the front page of the Sennheiser website, though, and I’ll be meeting him tomorrow, assuming he works in the microphone factory, which I guess is unlikely.

But hey, maybe the modeling thing is just a sideline gig. Maybe he’ll be at the factory, hunched over a bench, hand-sputtering gold onto 2-micron mylar membranes in a desktop vacuum chamber, bluetooth headset in one ear and weightless cellphone hovering nearby…

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2 Responses to “tourism for gearheads”

  1. Aaron

    April 8th, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Huh? Are you traveling to CT?

  2. matt

    April 8th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Connecticut, nein! I’m in Germany. The factory where most Sennheiser mics and all the Neumann mics is made is in Wennebostel, Germany, just north of Hannover — a mere 258 km from where I’m sitting right now. (258 km might sound like a lot, but that’s just metric. Everything in Europe is smaller, like it’s all right next door to each other, give or take, you know, a 3-hr train ride.)

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