(IBC-Amsterdam, Netherlands--September 13, 2008) Holophone®, the leading manufacturer of surround microphones, is giving IBC 2008 (Stand 8.C10) attendees a sneak peak at its new high-end 5.0 surround microphone by previewing the H5-X at this year’s show.
The H5-X is the top in the Holophone line when it comes to sonic quality and sensitivity. Designed specifically with critical recording situations in mind, the H5-X features five high-quality small-diaphragm mic elements arranged to help capture recordings that have high-spec and low noise floor. This makes the H5-X ideal for highly detailed 5.0 surround recordings where minimal background noise is required. Similar to other microphones in the Holophone line, the H5-X is able to effortlessly capture a surround recording from a single point, offering users a professional-grade recording with minimal setup time.
“As surround continues to strengthen its foothold in the broadcast industry, there is a emerging demand for the highest quality recording possible,” says Michael Godfrey, CEO of Holophone. “With the high sensitivity and high SPL of the H5-X, users will be able to create an extremely precise, immersive 3-D environment for their viewers”.
In addition to superior audio quality, the H5-X also offers a variety of connection options. Its head is detachable from the multi-channel audio snake via a high-quality 24K gold multi-pin connector. This allows for multiple cabling options. The H5-X is expected to come to market in late 2009.
Holophone is committed to developing and commercializing products that use patented 3-D audio technology to bring the physical experience of “really being there” to a new level for all audio and visual productions by professionals and hobbyists. Holophone provides customers and business partners with industry-leading product and service quality. Holophone is firmly dedicated to providing outstanding value, excellence in service, and product performance.
Holophone® surround-sound microphones are patented audio recording devices designed specifically to address the challenges audio professionals face in capturing, recording and broadcasting multichannel surround sound. Developed by Rising Sun Productions in Toronto, Canada, Holophone systems effortlessly capture discrete signals that are ultra-realistic and provide the most accurate spatiality, audio imaging, and directionality of any recording device. Entirely compatible with all audio mixing, encoding, and playback systems, Holophone also enhances mono and stereo mixes. Holophone systems provide the perfect front end for all professional and consumer audio applications including HDTV broadcasting, standard broadcasting of live sporting and music events, feature film location recording, and studio recording for music, films, and worship applications. Holophone surround sound technology has been used for numerous national and international broadcasts, including the Grammy Awards and NFL Super Bowl. As a scalable system, Holophone technology is also available for license to the consumer electronics industry.