To meet what it describes as increased demand from stations looking to broadcast HD Radio and HDTV in digital surround, Holophone has developed the H3-D Surround Microphone.
Holophone’s H3-D is a portable 5.1 multi-channel surround sound microphone manufactured to deliver surround with no external mixing or signal manipulation. The company says the product is good for use in project studios, education and houses of worship.
“Connect the H3-D to your mixing board and you’re ready to capture in 5.1 surround,” states Michael Godfrey, president and founder of Holophone.
The H3-D has a multi-directional pickup pattern with 20 Hz – 20 kHz response on five perimeter channels and a discrete LFE microphone located inside. The microphone is phantom-powered with an LED indicator.
Attached to the H3-D is a 15-foot Monster cable that terminates in a half-dozen six-pin Neutrik XLR connectors.