ONTARIO, CANADA, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 — Holophone®, the leading manufacturer of surround microphones, has unveiled a new version of its popular H2-PRO Microphone. The ground-breaking H2-PRO, capable of recording up to 7.1 channels of discrete surround sound with enhanced low frequency effects (LFE), is now exclusively equipped with Sennheiser’s MKE series microphone capsules.
Holophone’s H2-PRO surround microphone has revolutionized the surround sound industry, quickly becoming a standard for the capture of up to 7.1 channels of audio for HDTV broadcast, film, live events and music production. Utilizing a patented design, the H2-PRO contains eight mic elements, now featuring Sennheiser MKE 2 mic capsules, arranged to coincide with the typical surround speaker setup found in a studio or home theater. The unique structure of the device and the configuration of the mic elements allows H2-PRO users to effortlessly capture, from a single point, an accurate and immersive 3D audio experience.
“Sennheiser has huge reach as a microphone manufacturer and are very well known and respected the world over. They are very good people to be working with and this is a positive change for Holophone,” says Jonathan Godfrey, CEO of Holophone. “We are excited to be using the MKE 2 microphone capsules in our H2-PRO models. If you thought the H2-PRO sounded good before – now it sounds awesome! We hope to continue to collaborate with Sennheiser on future projects and developments.”
The new H2-PRO with Sennheiser microphone elements will be shipping immediately. The MSRP remains at $6000.
“We are absolutely delighted to have our MKE 2 microphones in a product as unique as the H2-PRO,” says Claus Menke, industry team manager of professional systems at Sennheiser. “We have been impressed by Holophone’s flexible and easy-to-use surround microphones ever since they hit the market and are very pleased that they will now benefit from the exceptional sound quality of our MKE 2 capsules.”
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in more than 70 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Sennheiser's pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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.