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Holophone_H2-5.1 Affordable 5.1 Version of the H2-PRO Now Available

NEW YORK, NY — Holophone®, the leading manufacturer of surround microphones, is now shipping its H2-5.1 surround microphone, exclusively equipped with Sennheiser’s MKE series microphone capsules. The H2-5.1 offers users the same power and audio quality of the H2-PRO in an affordable 5.1 package. Ideal for productions solely requiring a superior discrete 5.1 surround recording, Holophone’s H2-5.1 will be available immediately.

Based on the company’s flagship model, the H2-PRO, the H2-5.1 features six Sennheiser microphone capsules arranged to correspond with the typical 5.1 speaker setup found in a studio or home theater. This configuration allows the H2-5.1 to easily and effortlessly capture, from a single point, an extremely accurate 5.1 surround recording with no signal manipulation required. The mic’s six channels of audio are output to six separate XLR connectors. With the H2-5.1 retailing for $5,495 (over $500 less than the H2-PRO) it is an affordable way to add a first-class 5.1 surround recording to a variety of audio applications including broadcast projects, music recording, live recording and film.

“We are proud to announce that our H2-5.1 is now shipping and will have the added feature of being equipped with Sennheiser’s MKE series mics,” says Michael Godfrey, president and founder of Holophone. “We are continually looking at ways to upgrade our existing products. As the vast majority of work being done in surround today is in the 5.1 format, we thought it would make sense to have a 5.1 channel version of our flagship H2-PRO. Our customers asked... and we listened.”

For productions that require more detailed 7.1 or 6.1 formats, Holophone will continue to offer the ever popular H2-PRO, which is entirely compatible with all multi-channel I/O devices. Holophone microphone products are compatible with all surround-sound encoding/playback formats (Dolby, DTS, Neural Audio, Circle Surround, IMAX, etc.).

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.

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