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Holophone® introduces the SideWinder-6 mic Snake at

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Easily Convert and Encode Surround Inputs To Stereo

LAS VEGAS, NV, APRIL 16, 2007 - The increase in HD productions has made broadcasters revisit the ways and means with which surround recordings are encoded and distributed. Multi-track recorders are often larger and more expensive than their stereo counterparts, leaving many looking for a more affordable and compact method. Utilizing the encoding and pre-amplifier technology first seen in the company's H4 SuperMINI camera mountable surround microphone, Holophone®, the leading manufacturer of surround microphones, will introduce the Side Winder-6 terminated mic snake at NAB 2007 (Booth #N6034). When used in combination with any of the microphones in the Holophone line, including the H2-Pro and H3-D, the Side Winder-6 easily encodes a 5.1 surround recording into a stereo recording.

"With the introduction of the Side Winder-6, we have further simplified and reduced the cost of surround recording," says Jonathan Godfrey, CEO of Holophone. "Broadcasters can continue to use their stereo recorders and still end up with a high quality 5.1 surround recording that HD productions require."

The Side Winder-6 is an accessory that connects to the H4 SuperMINI, multi-channel pre-amplifier, monitor, and encoder with Lt/Rt outputs. Attached to the Side Winder-6 is a 3ft (1m) Monster® cable that terminates in six Neutrik 6-pin XLR connectors. The Matrix encoded surround output created by the module can be transmitted, shared and processed via any surround infrastructure. Additionally, the output can be decoded by most popular surround decoding schemes. Because it uses the H4 SuperMINI encoder, the Side Winder-6 has access to all of the microphone's features, including a virtual surround headphone output with gain control for on-location monitoring of surround sound.

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