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Holophone's® and Rycote collaborate on windscreens for company's complete microphone line

For Immediate Release


TORONTO, ONTARIO, FEBRUARY 27, 2008 - HolophoneÆ, a leading manufacturer of surround microphones and Rycote, a top manufacturer of professional audio windshielding and shockmounting systems, have teamed up to develop windscreen systems for Holophone's entire line of surround microphones - H2-PRO, H3-D and H4 SuperMINI.

Available in both standalone fuzzy and fuzzy/windscreen pairs, the Rycote windshield systems are extremely effective, providing 10-12db extra protection for Holophone's surround microphones over a standard windshield, resulting in a clear audio recording even in the harshest of location environments. The entire line of windscreen systems are made from specially designed and manufactured screening materials which offer virtually no adverse effect on sound level or quality, maintaining the true-to-life experience Holophone's microphones provide. To allow for a snug fit, all windscreens feature a drawstring and toggle.

"With our microphones frequently used for on-location shoots and ENG situations, it was important that our users have protection against wind interference to ensure that their audio recordings are the best they can possibly be," says Holophone CEO Jonathan Godfrey. "The choice was simple. Rycote is known for its high-quality windshield solutions and we look forward to working with the company to help further simplify the recording of surround in any situation."

"Like Holophone, we have been pioneers in the audio industry and are always looking for new and innovative means for our users to obtain superior sound," says Simon Davies, Technical Director for Rycote. "We feel the collaboration will be a successful one and hope to work with Holophone on future projects."

For optimal sound quality, Holophone recommends that the fuzzy shield be used in conjunction with the windscreen. The H2-PRO fuzzy retails for $150, the H3-D for $150 and the H4 SuperMINI for $100. H2-PRO fuzzy/windscreen set retails for $475, H3-D $475 and H4 SuperMINI for $275.

The windscreens will be sold through Holophone and its dealers. For more information, visit Holophone's website, www.holophone.com.

About Holophone
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.

For more information, please contact:

Jonathan Godfrey
Tel: 416-362-7790
Fax: 416-362-7780
Email: jg@holophone.com