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Hosa Technology Announces New Microphone Clips

Hosa Technology Announces New Microphone Clips

Robust, reliable clips provide years of service

Buena Park, CA – October 2009… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and audio/video professional, is pleased to announce the availability of two new microphone clips—the models MHR-422 and MHR-425. Manufactured from state-of-the-art materials, the new microphone clips are all but impossible to break and, as a result, deliver years of service.

The new Hosa MHR-422 and MHR-425 microphone clips are offered in 22 mm and 25 mm diameters respectively. These two sizes will readily accept the overwhelming majority of microphones currently available. The MHR-422 is designed for use with dynamic mics while the MHR-425 is designed for wireless mics. They are threaded for US compliance and will fit atop most any microphone stand sold in the United States. Additionally, a European (EU) adapter is included. Both models are RoHS compliant.

Both microphone clips are manufactured from a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). This cutting-edge material is a physical mix of rubber and plastic and yields the benefits of each. These new microphone clips offer a more “grippy” feel than traditional clips. This attribute makes them easier to handle and they will not scratch the surface of one’s expensive microphones. Thanks to their 90 Shore A hardness, these new clips are more durable and longer lasting than plastic models. The microphone clips are all but impossible to break if the microphone stand is dropped or experiences rough handling during transport.

Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology’s National Marketing Manager, commented on the new Hosa MHR-422 and MHR-425 microphone clips. “Microphone clips are the Rodney Dangerfield of professional audio equipment,” says Pusey. “They get no respect until such time as they fail—then suddenly the performer has a big problem. Even gaffer tape can’t resolve the inconvenience of a faulty microphone clip. Thanks to the thermoplastic elastomer used to construct these clips, the new MHR-422 and MHR-425 are extremely durable and are guaranteed to provide years of reliable service. This cutting-edge material makes it easier to insert or remove a microphone during the heat of performance and the two sizes will easily accept a wider range of microphones. I’m confident musicians and other performers will appreciate the build quality of these new workhorse mic clips.”

Hosa Technology’s new MHR-422 and MHR-425 microphone clips are available now and carry the following pricing:

Model MSRP
MHR-422 $6.45
MHR-425 $6.75

Hosa Technology Expands Its Line of Hosa-Lite LED Flexible Gooseneck Lamps

The hi-tech solution for live sound and studio lighting requirements

Buena Park, CA – August 2009… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and audio/video professional, is pleased to announce the addition of two new LED gooseneck console lamps to its Hosa-Lite lineup: the 15-inch LTE-503XLR4 and the 18-inch LTE519XLR4. With the addition of these two 4-pin XLR male-equipped models, the Hosa-Lite product line now encompasses 15- and 18-inch gooseneck lamps with BNC, XLR3M, and XLR4M connectors designed to fit most mixing consoles.

Like the entire range of Hosa-Lite LED console lamps, the new LTE-503XLR4 and LTE519XLR4 deliver warm, diffused light that is bright enough to work by—without causing eyestrain. These lamps feature four white LEDs and two red LEDs for accurate color illumination. The Hosa-Lite lamps are highly efficient—more so, for example, than incandescent bulbs—providing more light while requiring less energy. As an LED lighting solution, the Hosa-Lite operates at cool temperatures—facilitating adjustment without burning one’s fingers. Further, these models comply with all international lighting and energy regulations.

With their flexible gooseneck design, the entire Hosa-Lite product line offers functionality wherever a 12 V BNC, 3-pin XLR, or 4-pin XLR light socket is available. Every Hosa-Lite LED gooseneck console lamp features durable, long-lasting LEDs that make replacing light bulbs a distant memory.

Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology’s National Marketing Manager, commented on the new Hosa-Lite Flexible Gooseneck Lamps. “The Hosa-Lite is one of those simple yet incredibly useful accessories that make working with mixers and all types of rackmount equipment easier,” said Pusey. “This versatile accessory is easy on the eyes, never burns one’s hand, and provides just the right amount of light. For sound techs travelling with a touring act, the Hosa-Lite LED console lamp is essential equipment. In the dimly lit recording studio control room, it is equally important. With the addition of our new 4-pin XLR models, we offer a comprehensive product line designed to work with a wide range of products.”

Hosa Technology’s Hosa-Lite product group ranges in price from $44 to $62 MSRP, depending upon the model. The new 15-inch LTE-503XLR4 carries an MSRP of $50 while the 18-inch LTE519XLR4 carries an MSRP of $62. All models are currently available.

Hosa Technology and CAIG Laboratories Expand Distribution Partnership

Instrument care products gain a commanding presence with new agreement

Buena Park, CA – July 2009 … Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, and CAIG Laboratories, the leading producer of environmentally-safe contact cleaners and connector enhancing treatments, are pleased to announce the two firms have expanded their distribution partnership of CAIG’s product offerings.  Hosa Technology has distributed CAIG products for over a decade, but the new agreement increases the company’s access to the highly regarded CAIG product line. In the process, Hosa’s broad customer base, which includes the musical instrument, audio, and video markets, now has access to substantially more of CAIG’s innovative offerings.

The newly expanded distribution partnership with CAIG Laboratories provides Hosa Technology’s customers with access to nine CAIG offerings from the DeoxIT® product line. These include DeoxIT D5 Contact Cleaner & Rejuvenator—both in Spray and handy Wipes. DeoxIT is a fast-acting deoxidizing solution that cleans, protects, lubricates and improves conductivity on all metal connectors and contacts. DeoxIT G5 GOLD Contact Enhancer, Conditioner & Protector—in both Spray and convenient Wipes is also available. DeoxIT GOLD is a unique conditioning solution that improves conductivity and provides long-lasting protection on gold, base metals, and other precious metal contacts and connections, including nickel, silver, rhodium, copper, and bronze. DeoxIT S5 SHIELD Spray and Wipes are also now available from Hosa. As a contact protector for severe environments, DeoxIT Shield is recommended after DeoxIT contact cleaner for superior protection of new metal surfaces and it is also ideal where high degrees of pollution (sulfur, salts, acids, etc.) are present.

Additionally, The Hosa / CAIG distribution agreement includes DeoxIT D100 Spray contact cleaner and rejuvenator, DeoxIT F5 FaderLube, a Spray precision lubricant for conductive plastics and carbon-based controls such as faders, slide potentiometers, and conductive membranes, as well as DeoxIT F100L FaderLube, a needle dispenser form factor of this invaluable lubricant.

Mike Neumann, National Sales Manager for CAIG Laboratories, commented on the newly expanded business relationship between the two companies. “CAIG Laboratories and Hosa Technologies have enjoyed a successful relationship for over a decade.  With Hosa’s expansion of its CAIG product offerings, Hosa now provides its customers with the a choice of applicators on our four core DeoxIT products, DeoxIT, DeoxIT GOLD, DeoxIT SHIELD, and DeoxIT FaderLube.”

Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology’s National Marketing Manager, was equally enthusiastic. “The DeoxIT product line from CAIG Laboratories has been a strong seller for Hosa since we first began carrying the line over a decade ago. I’m delighted that we are now able to offer our customers a more comprehensive product selection. The DeoxIT products are at the top of their category and offer musicians and A/V professionals alike world-class maintenance products for their valuable instruments and electronics.”

The newly expanded DeoxIT product line from CAIG Laboratories is now available from Hosa Technology. Additional information can be obtained from the Hosa website or by visiting  www.caig.com.

Hosa Technology Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation

Buena Park, CA… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for music, sound, and A/V professionals, announces with great pride that the company has reached a major milestone—its 25th anniversary. From its humble beginnings in 1984, Hosa Technology has developed into an internationally recognized leader that provides an expansive range of cables and connectors, MIDI interfaces, stage boxes, preamplifiers, headphones, microphones, patchbays, instrument care products, switchers, digital audio format adapters, and more. Hosa Technology marks its Silver Anniversary June 1st, 2009.

Hosa Technology opened for business on June 1, 1984.The Company was conceived and started by Sho Sato for the purpose of distributing Hosa-brand musical instrument cables, adaptors, and accessories to musical instrument dealers worldwide. Born in 1943 in Yokohama, Japan, Mr. Sato moved to the United States in 1967 to work for the TEAC Corporation of America in Montebello, CA as a technician before rising to the position of National Sales Manager, Accessories Division. He stayed with TEAC until 1984 when he launched Hosa Technology, Incorporated.

As it approaches its 25th year in business, Hosa Technology has evolved into a highly diversified organization with a comprehensive product line that addresses the requirements of professionals and enthusiasts alike.  Moving well beyond its humble beginnings as a supplier of cables and adapters for musicians, Hosa Technology now offers products for musicians, tour sound professionals, the A/V contractor market, and carries a total of greater than 2000 SKU’s. In addition to Hosa-branded products, the Company has formed the upscale Zaolla Silverline brand of cable offerings, and distributes the esteemed Da-Cappo Micro Microphones line throughout the Americas, as well as CAIG instrument care products throughout North America.

Hosa’s ability to adapt to the ever-evolving market conditions has been key to its longevity. Over the years, Hosa Technology has revised the company logo and its packaging to reflect its more diversified nature. Further,  the company has introduced new websites for both Hosa Technology and Zaolla Silverline (its two main brands), has introduced wall plates and related products for contractors, and has dramatically expanded its line of professional interconnects. Between its Hosa Technology, Zaolla Silverline, Da-Cappo Micro Microphones, and CAIG, Hosa Technology’s product offerings are among the most comprehensive in the industry.

“The evolution of Hosa Technology to its present day status is an accomplishment I am extremely proud of,” says Sho Sato, President of Hosa Technology. “Over the years, Hosa has grown to reflect the diverse nature of the music and sound industry. The people who work here are like family and, without their effort and dedication,  the Company’s expansion would not have been possible. Looking forward, I envision even greater opportunities as we strive to provide the music and sound professional with the best tools available to help make their aspirations a reality.”

Hosa Technology Introduces 12 AWG SKO-200 Series Speaker Cable

True 12 AWG cable with four oxygen-free copper conductors for superior performance

Buena Park, CA – May 2009 … Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and audio/video professional, is pleased to announce the introduction of the SKO-200 Series speaker cables. Available in lengths from three to one hundred feet and featuring popular terminations to connect to a wide range of speaker products, the SKO-200 Series speaker cables provide superior signal transmission for today’s most demanding audio projects.

Designed for bi-amping and high-current applications, the new SKO-200 Series speaker cables are the perfect choice for commercial, stage, and touring sound projects. Hosa’s new SKO-200 Series speaker cable consists of four 12 AWG oxygen-free copper (OFC) conductors. The result is a robust cable that offers minimum resistance—resulting in superior signal transmission.

Hosa’s new SKO-200 Series speaker cables are cut to 3-, 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 25-, 30-, 50, 75-, and 100-foot lengths and are available in all standard terminations, including 4-pole Neutrik® Speakon, dual quarter-inch TS (mono phone plugs), and quad banana. Custom terminations are available through select Hosa Technology dealers. Additionally, the SKO-200 Series speaker cable is available in bulk on 200-foot spools.

Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology’s National Marketing Manager, commented on the new SKO-200 Series speaker cables. “Hosa has long been recognized as a leader in cable products and our new SKO-200 Series speaker cables extend this tradition. As a four-conductor cable with true 12 AWG oxygen-free copper conductors, this is a ‘beefy’ cable that offers minimum resistance in terms of signal transmission. Our new SKO-200 Series speaker cables make a terrific choice for the most demanding touring sound and stage/concert professionals. With a comprehensive assortment of lengths and terminations, I believe this new line addresses a wide range of audio projects.”

Hosa Technology’s new SKO-200 Series speaker cables are available now. Prices range from $45 – $405 MSRP, depending upon length and termination. Bulk cable, available through select dealers, retails for $3.45 MSRP per foot.