05.18.2006 10:35 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Holophone introduces H4 supermini at NAB2006

The new H4 SuperMini from Holophone offers portable surround capture capabilities for ENG crews.

Holophone introduced a camera-mountable 5.1-channel surround sound microphone, the H4 SuperMini, at NAB2006.

The new unit combines an integrated multichannel pre-amplifier, monitor and encoder.

The primary benefit of the H4 SuperMini is the instant upgrade to surround sound capture for field reporting crews while eliminating the need for complex surround mixing and editing. Within the unit are six discrete 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.

Controls include 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.

Holophone won a 2006 Pick Hit Award for the H4 Supermini. For more information, visit www.holophone.com/products_h4.html.

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