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Countryman Debuts A3 Halo Gooseneck Microphone

Menlo Park, CA – InfoComm Booth #6049… Countryman Associates, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of miniature microphones and direct boxes, is pleased to introduce the A3 Halo Gooseneck Microphone. Based on Countryman’s award-nominated A3 Podium Microphone, the A3 Halo includes an ultrabright LED indicator ring and a unique dual-element design to deliver superior sound quality. The dual-element design allows for a switch-selectable omnidirectional, cardioid, or hypercardioid polar pattern, excellent vibration rejection, and wind noise reduction. With its rich feature set, the new A3 Halo Gooseneck Microphone is a terrific choice for houses of worship, lecture halls, legislative chambers, meeting spaces, and any other environment where presenters require a versatile podium-style microphone to ensure their message is clearly heard.

Key among the A3 Halo Gooseneck Microphone’s feature set is Active Plus Vibration Cancellation. Active Plus Vibration Cancellation dramatically reduces table thumps and microphone handling noise without the need for shock mounting—making it ideal for historic buildings and flexible seating spaces. The innovative in-mic jumper system enables installers to reconfigure the pins of the A3 Halo’s XLR5 to match most common halo gooseneck configurations without the need for system rewiring.

In order to ensure the best overall sound quality, end users will certainly appreciate the A3 Halo Gooseneck Microphone’s screw-on multistage windscreen and rigorous RF protection. With a choice of three lengths in a rugged semi-rigid design, the new A3 Halo Gooseneck Microphone is a versatile new addition to the company’s podium microphone offerings.

Chris Countryman, President of Countryman Associates, commented on the company’s new A3 Halo Gooseneck Microphone, “The versatility of the A3 Podium Microphone makes it a great fit for conference rooms, houses of worship, council chambers, and courtrooms. The active vibration cancellation eliminates the need for bulky shock mounts and the pattern switchability is perfect for flexible spaces and changing needs. I’m very pleased that we can now offer the A3 Halo Podium Microphone to bring those features to applications which also require an indicator ring.”

Countryman’s new A3 Halo Gooseneck Microphone will become available in June 2019. MSRP pricing for the various configurations is as follows:

• A3HL Halo Fixed Pattern Microphone (Hypercardioid): $699.95

• A3CL Halo Fixed Pattern Microphone (Cardioid): $699.95

• A3OL Halo Fixed Pattern Microphone (Omnidirectional): $699.95

• A3SL Halo Selectable Pattern Microphone (Omni, Cardioid, Hypercardioid): $1149.95

About Countryman Associates

For more than 40 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