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Christie launches Vive Audio sound system

July 17, 2013

Leading digital-cinema projection company Christie has launched the Christie Vive Audio™ solution to help exhibitors “complete the experience” for their moviegoing audiences.

Designed for cinema, Christie Vive Audio leverages a unique articulated, single-enclosure line-array speaker design and ribbon-driver technology, and combines it with the first use of efficient, high-powered Class D amplification in cinema, at an attainable price point. Christie Vive Audio’s cinema speakers and amplifiers can be easily integrated into any existing or new theatre auditorium.


“The introduction of digital technology has sparked tremendous changes in movie content since 2005, but many theatres are still using audio systems designed for 35mm film,” says Craig Sholder, Christie’s Entertainment Solutions unit VP. “With Christie Vive Audio, we have found a way to take all the benefits of line-array configuration and put it into a cinema environment by combining it with ribbon-driver technology and Class D amplification—all in a single, elegant audio solution that is easily attainable to exhibitors.”


“Typical audio solutions in the market have not kept up with performance demands of DCI specifications for audio—until now,” observes Jim Hall, senior product manager with Christie’s Entertainment Solutions unit. “The Christie Vive Audio integrated solution with its extended frequency response, high dynamic range and ultra-fast transient response, along with unprecedented peak-to-average SPL ratios and smooth and even coverage, meets the performance demands of the DCI specification. Christie Vive Audio represents a major leap in cinema sound, with perfect timbre-matching that unleashes the potential of today’s uncompressed digital audio along with leading immersive audio platforms such as Dolby Atmos.”

The complete Christie Vive Audio solution comprises surround and screen channel speakers, subwoofers and Class D amplifiers. According to Christie, its design helps increase the optimal listening area up to four times when compared to conventional compression driver-based audio systems and results in exceptionally smooth and even audio coverage throughout the auditorium.

Patrick Artiaga, director of business development, audio solutions, with Christie’s Entertainment Solutions group, states, “The complete Christie Vive cinema audio solution can be tailored to the demands of any cinema space, from post-production studios and screening rooms to traditional and premium large-format auditoriums. Each component of Christie Vive Audio has been specifically engineered to complement the other and combine to deliver a complete solution. By combining the superior performance capabilities of each piece into one integrated solution, Christie Vive Audio brings the next generation of cinema audio to any auditorium.”



More information on Christie’s new audio initiative can be found at www.viveaudio.com.


Christie launches Vive Audio sound system

July 17, 2013

Leading digital-cinema projection company Christie has launched the Christie Vive Audio™ solution to help exhibitors “complete the experience” for their moviegoing audiences.

Designed for cinema, Christie Vive Audio leverages a unique articulated, single-enclosure line-array speaker design and ribbon-driver technology, and combines it with the first use of efficient, high-powered Class D amplification in cinema, at an attainable price point. Christie Vive Audio’s cinema speakers and amplifiers can be easily integrated into any existing or new theatre auditorium.


“The introduction of digital technology has sparked tremendous changes in movie content since 2005, but many theatres are still using audio systems designed for 35mm film,” says Craig Sholder, Christie’s Entertainment Solutions unit VP. “With Christie Vive Audio, we have found a way to take all the benefits of line-array configuration and put it into a cinema environment by combining it with ribbon-driver technology and Class D amplification—all in a single, elegant audio solution that is easily attainable to exhibitors.”


“Typical audio solutions in the market have not kept up with performance demands of DCI specifications for audio—until now,” observes Jim Hall, senior product manager with Christie’s Entertainment Solutions unit. “The Christie Vive Audio integrated solution with its extended frequency response, high dynamic range and ultra-fast transient response, along with unprecedented peak-to-average SPL ratios and smooth and even coverage, meets the performance demands of the DCI specification. Christie Vive Audio represents a major leap in cinema sound, with perfect timbre-matching that unleashes the potential of today’s uncompressed digital audio along with leading immersive audio platforms such as Dolby Atmos.”

The complete Christie Vive Audio solution comprises surround and screen channel speakers, subwoofers and Class D amplifiers. According to Christie, its design helps increase the optimal listening area up to four times when compared to conventional compression driver-based audio systems and results in exceptionally smooth and even audio coverage throughout the auditorium.

Patrick Artiaga, director of business development, audio solutions, with Christie’s Entertainment Solutions group, states, “The complete Christie Vive cinema audio solution can be tailored to the demands of any cinema space, from post-production studios and screening rooms to traditional and premium large-format auditoriums. Each component of Christie Vive Audio has been specifically engineered to complement the other and combine to deliver a complete solution. By combining the superior performance capabilities of each piece into one integrated solution, Christie Vive Audio brings the next generation of cinema audio to any auditorium.”



More information on Christie’s new audio initiative can be found at www.viveaudio.com.

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