Holophone unveils Big O and C+ microphones at NAMM

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Holophone, the world’s foremost innovator in multi-channel surround microphone technology, has unveiled two more single-channel microphones set to debut at the upcoming NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.

Holophone Big O

Holophone’s Big O omnidirectional mic and C+ cardioid mic join the company’s recently announced Super C supercardioid condenser, forming a trio of ultra high quality, customizable microphones designed for the most critical live, recording, and broadcast applications. As Holophone founder and President Michael Godfrey explains, these new mics are anything but ordinary.

“The microphone market is overrun with boring, unimaginative mics that have nothing new to offer in terms of styling or sonic performance,” says Godfrey. “Simply put, we believe it’s time for something new and completely different, and we’re issuing a wake-up call to the pro audio industry.”

Holophone’s Big O is a full-frequency, 20Hz-20kHz omnidirectional mic designed to take center stage, with an articulate and natural tone, minimal proximity effect, and a cool, eye-catching look. Available in matched pairs, the Big O is ideal for drum overheads, acoustic guitars, large vocal groups and choirs.

Holophone C+

The C+ is a true cardioid condenser that combines excellent feedback rejection with a warm, articulate tone. With its raw, ballsy sound and fat bottom end, the C+ features a rugged metal exterior and classic design that looks great on a stand or in the hand.

All three new Holophone mics are designed with the same proprietary technology employed in Holophone’s highly acclaimed surround microphones, including the award-winning H2-PRO®, the world-class standard for concert sound, broadcast, film, and music recording. All mics feature ultra-low handling noise, internal pop filters, and comfortable ergonomic design.

“We’ve designed these new microphones to be more than just the best sounding mics you’ll ever use,” comments Holophone CEO Jonathan Godfrey. “They’re also designed to enhance your stage and give your performance that extra edge. Finally, the microphone can claim its rightful place as an instrument in its own right. You wouldn’t hide your guitar, so why hide your mic?”

See Holophone’s complete line of new microphones and wireless systems at Booth 5399 in Hall B at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California January 24-27, 2013.

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Holophone and Q5X announce technology partnership

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Holophone / Q5X

Holophone, originators of multi-channel surround sound microphones, and Quantum5X, creators of leading edge professional broadcast quality wireless audio solutions, have joined together to develop a new standard in handheld wireless microphone systems.

The upcoming NAMM 2013 in Anaheim will mark the debut of the first of three upcoming single channel wireless systems, featuring Holophone’s new customizable handheld Super C supercardioid condenser mic.

Holophone’s new single channel microphones feature the same proprietary capsule design employed in the company’s acclaimed surround sound mics, including the award-winning H2-PRO®, the world-class standard for concert sound, broadcast, film, and music recording.

Q5X is the preeminent manufacturer of professional broadcast quality wireless systems designed for the most demanding sports and live event productions. The new wireless systems will integrate Holophone’s cutting edge line of high-quality, customizable handheld microphones with Q5X’s acclaimed high broadcast quality radio frequency technologies, to create a state of the art, audiophile quality wireless system delivering unparalleled sound, performance, and show-stopping looks.

“We are pleased and delighted to announce this partnership,” remarked Q5X President Allen Kool. “Holophone is world renowned for their groundbreaking surround sound audio systems, and this alliance builds on the strengths of both companies’ technologies. Together we will be significantly raising the bar for sonic quality and performance for wireless microphone systems.”

“Q5X is the only wireless technology manufacturer that can meet Holophone’s exacting standards for sound quality, and we’re excited by the potential of this alliance,” added Holophone President and Founder Michael Godfrey. “This is a great opportunity for both our companies, but more importantly, it’s an exciting time for audio professionals. This is the new standard in custom wireless systems.”

Holophone and Q5X will showcase the first of several handheld single channel systems in Booth 5399 in Hall B at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California January 24-27, 2013. A series of remote control wireless microphone systems will be introduced at April’s NAB Show in Las Vegas.

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Holophone introduces Super C series vocal & instrumental microphones

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Holophone has introduced the Super C series, a new line of single-channel stage and studio microphones.

Holophone Super C

Designed for the most critical live, recording, and broadcast applications, these new Holophone mics are powerful, customizable, and guaranteed to slap some life into today’s stagnant market of monotonous, generic microphones.

The new Super C handheld supercardioid condenser is the first in a new line of customizable performance mics created by Holophone. Combining ruggedness and low handling noise with unprecedented ergonomic comfort, the Super C features the same proprietary capsule technology employed in Holophone’s highly acclaimed surround microphones, including the award-winning H2-PRO, the go-to mic for the world’s most prominent productions in Broadcast, Concert Sound, Film, and Music Recording.

Holophone’s new mics deliver more than just distinct sonic character – they also deliver individuality, with a design that allows the user to quickly customize the mic’s appearance on the fly. Each microphone’s casing, windscreen, and grille can be instantly changed to any of a wide range of custom colors, providing unprecedented on-stage and on-camera visual versatility, as well as a whole new level of hygienic appeal.

With a retro-modern look that will turn heads and a distinctive, balanced ergonomic design, Holophone’s Super C series offers a precision fit and finish that elevates the microphone from a simple tool to a true musical instrument.

Hand assembled in Canada, the Super C includes a custom carrying case, microphone clip, and other accessories, and will be available for $499 MSRP. Holophone will be showcasing their entire new line of products – including a soon-to-be-announced top secret stage and studio mic – at NAMM 2013 in Anaheim, California January 24-27, 2013.

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