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Exceptional performance with an ultra-low profile design

Menlo Park, CA - April 2012. Countryman Associates, Inc., the leading
innovator of high-quality, miniature microphones, is pleased to introduce
the H6 Headset Microphone. Delivering exceptional audio quality, superior
moisture resistance, and a secure, comfortable fit, this ultra-low profile
microphone makes an outstanding choice for a variety of applications,
including theater, broadcast, live music performance, and more.


Available in both omni and directional versions, the new Countryman H6
Headset features the same microphone capsule that established the Countryman
E6 Omni Earset Mic as an industry favorite with world-class audio
performance. The new H6 provides transparent, natural sound pick-up with an
extremely low profile capsule at just 0.1-inch (2.5 mm) in diameter-roughly
the size of a No. 2 pencil lead. The capsule is offered in three
sensitivities (7 mV/Pa, 2 mV/Pa, and 0.7 mV/Pa) and with its high dynamic
range and flat 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, the new H6 is perfect for
a wide range of applications.

As anyone who's ever worn a headset microphone will attest, a secure,
comfortable fit that isn't distracting is crucial for performance and
presentation. In this regard, the new H6 Headset Microphone excels. The
microphone employs a lightweight and adjustable headframe that stays
perfectly in place. Available in four colors-light beige, tan, cocoa, and
black-to match a wide range of skin tones, the H6 blends seamlessly and is
virtually invisible when worn.

When working under the hot lights of a theatrical or broadcast environment,
perspiration can wreak havoc on the performance of miniature microphones.
Not so with the H6. The H6 provides excellent moisture resistance: the
entire headset can be placed underwater without being damaged. Further
reinforcing this microphone's first-rate water resistant performance is the
fact that the microphone's cable detaches at the headset and employs a new
double-sealed watertight connector.

The H6 Headset Microphone's cable carries additional benefits-key among them
is its strength. The slim, 1.2 mm cable offers a break strength exceeding 44
lbs. (20 kg)-an attribute that is certain to be appreciated by theatrical
performers who must frequently change costumes and, in their haste to
prepare, frequently 'pull' the cable up from underneath wardrobe. This
interchangeable cable is also the interface to a myriad of wireless
microphone systems. Switching among different wireless transmitter packs is
as easy as swapping a cable. The new H6 and its various cables interface to
nearly all wireless transmitters, digital recorders, or XLR mic inputs with
phantom power.

Chris Countryman, President of Countryman Associates, commented on the
company's new H6 Headset Microphone, "The new H6 delivers exceptional audio
quality, rugged build quality, superior fit for comfortable,
distraction-free performance, and the ability to interface with a wide range
of wireless equipment. It's available in both omni and directional versions,
with the directional version providing a tight polar pattern for excellent
isolation from ambient noise and feedback. With superior moisture resistance
and its ability to be all but invisible when worn, I'm confident this
microphone will find many a home with broadcasters, theatrical groups,
houses of worship, theme parks, and more."

The new Countryman H6 Headset Microphone carries a MSRP of $670 (Omni
version) and $720 (Directional version). It is expected to become available
in late May.

About Countryman Associates
For more than 30 years, Countryman has focused on developing microphones and
accessories that deliver maximum gain before feedback, with the highest
possible rejection of wind, vibration, interference, and other unwanted
sounds. The result is warm, clear vocals in speaking and singing
applications, delivering natural audio reinforcement that requires almost no
attention from the sound engineer or the performer. For additional
information about Countryman Associates, visit the company online at

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