Toronto, Ontario (April 11, 2006)–Holophone will introduce the H3-D Microphone at the NAB Convention later on this month, April 24-27, in Booth #N3931. Based its patented H2-PRO, Holophone’s H3-D is a portable 5.1 multichannel surround sound microphone designed for use in broadcast, recording, and studio applications with a price-point accessible to the project studio, education, and house of worship markets.
Holophone H-3D”Our goal is to make surround sound capture and recording accessible to new and emerging markets in places where it has been traditionally too expensive or complicated,” said Michael Godfrey, president and founder of Holophone. “With the HDTV and 5.1 channel home theatre revolution, broadcasters are faced with the challenges of providing surround content to a growing number of viewers in many diverse markets. Our products are designed to take cost and complexity out of the equation and provide a sonic three-dimensional feeling of being there.”
Holophone’s H3-D eliminates the need for multiple-microphone surround set-ups. Custom-designed to support 5.1 surround-sound recording devices, the H3-D retails for $1,695, and provides an array of features, such as a six-channel discrete microphone manufactured to automatically deliver 5.1 channels with no external mixing or signal manipulation needed. It has a multi-directional pickup pattern with 20Hz-20KHz frequency response on five perimeter channels and a discrete LFE microphone located inside. The microphone is phantom powered with an LED indicator. Attached to the H3-D is a 15 ft. (5m) Monster cable that terminates in a 6-pin Neutrik XLR connector. A Windscreen and Pistol Grip are optional accessories.