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Holophone® Introduces H4 SuperMINI at NAB 2006

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HOLOPHONE® INTRODUCES H4 SUPERMINI AT NAB 2006
World's First Portable Surround Microphone Set to Capture Pro Video Market

LAS VEGAS, NV, April 17, 2006 Holophone®, the leading manufacturer of surround microphones, has developed the world's first discrete 5.1-channel camera-mountable surround microphone — the H4 SuperMINI Microphone. Combined with an integrated multi-channel pre-amplifier, monitor, and encoder, the cutting-edge SuperMINI is based on patented Holophone Surround Audio capture technology, popularized by the company's highly successful H2-PRO Surround Microphone. The ground-breaking SuperMINI — custom-designed for broadcast, ENG (electronic news gathering) and professional video applications — will be introduced at the NAB Convention, April 24-27 (Booth #N3931).

"The SuperMINI adds instant, professional-quality three-dimensional 5.1-channel surround sound to any video camera," says Jonathan Godfrey, CEO of Holophone. "This microphone is portable, lightweight, and super easy to use. It enables surround sound capture from multiple points and perspectives within a venue. With the continuing growth of HDTV and 5.1 channel home theatre, broadcasters need to provide a more robust and sonically three-dimensional product to viewers. The SuperMINI is the right product at the right time for meeting today's challenges."

At $2,495, the SuperMINI eliminates the need for costly and complex surround mixing and editing. Offering six microphone elements with a bandwidth of 20Hz-20KHz, a matrix encoded stereo analog output, and six line-level analog outputs that are available at one per channel from three stereo 3.5mm female jacks, the innovative SuperMINI delivers surround sound for today's stereo and discrete multi-channel infrastructure.

Holophone's SuperMINI includes an audio zoom button, which increases the forward bias of the pick-up pattern. In addition, the microphone has a virtual surround headphone output with gain control on the 3.5mm stereo jack for live instantaneous monitoring of the surround field, an auxiliary center channel microphone input (XLR) for attaching an external shotgun microphone, and an intuitive tri-colored LED Holophone monitor that indicates sound level and direction.

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 multi-channel 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.

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Holophone
Tel: 416-362-7790