New CYP AU-A300 Integrated 2 Channel Zone Amplifier
The AU-A300 is a compact 2 channel amplifier that is perfect for providing high quality audio distribution into remote AV zones. This solution can integrate audio from a CYP matrix input, local inputs (I-Pod and MP3 etc) and even the TV which is growing in popularity as a dedicated source within an AV system.
This is the perfect solution to add onto an existing matrix system, or build into new system where you just want that little bit more in some of the additional zones.
Enquiries welcome - we are expecting the first stock to arrive before the 10th of June - this is going to be selling like hotcakes as the pricing is very competitive!
Artcoustic Installation of the Month - Sphere Custom Design & ModGroup, Cape Town
Artcoustic Spitfire 8-4s are used for LCR channels, with 2 x Spitfire 180-43 SUB for LFE. Rears are the new Diablo SL along the side and back walls to complete this 7.2 system. A Screen Excellence Enlightor 4K 2.37:1 acoustically transparent screen provides the image from a Sony 4K VW1000ES projector. The system easily reaches reference level, with incredible dynamics and clarity.
The speakers' 101db sensitivity enables performance levels and dynamics that just cannot be achieved with more conventional loudspeakers, and combined with the incredible resolution output from the projector this installation literally makes movies come to life.
Sphere Custom Design Takes on Procella Loudspeakers
Created for the DTS Reference Theater at its European headquarters, Procella loudspeakers are are specifically designed for high-resolution HD audio formats.
Today's Blu-ray movie and music recordings use the DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD™ and Lossless LPCM formats to produce a dynamic range that often exceeds 120 dB - well beyond the 105 dB capability of conventional hi-fi speakers! Limited by their ubiquitous dome tweeter technology, these speakers simply cannot keep up. As with Sphere Custom Designs range of products we only source the best products for the best experiences.
Designed by two DTS directors, Procella loudspeakers were created to meet and exceed the requirements of the new HD audio technologies. Advanced proprietary technology and pro audio componentry enable Procella loudspeakers to seamlessly reproduce the entire dynamic spectrum - meaning you'll experience everything from the most subtle details of live acoustic music to the tactile impact of live concerts and blockbuster films.
Procella Audio has loudspeakers, subwoofers and amplifiers for any size room from 2 to over 200 seats. Move beyond high fidelity to HD audio - and experience the lifelike power, impact and clarity of Procella loudspeakers! If you have a movie room or screening facility in need of some shaking up - give us a call and we can certainly do the job!!
Click here to head to their website and see more of this amazing product range
Artcoustic to officially launch new SL range at ISE 2012
Brand new exciting loudspeakers are coming soon from Artcoustic Loudspeakers. Once again, the boundaries accepted for loudspeaker design are being broken by Artcoustic.
2 years in development, 6 months in fine tuning, the new Artcoustic SL range will be officially launched at Integrated Systems Europe at the end of January 2012.
As with all Artcoustic speakers quality sound combined with quality build and design is the just a small part of the impeccable standards they set for themselves, and the new Artcoustic SL Range certainly won't disappoint.
The new SL Range will offer a number of different products for Hifi and Cinema installations, boasting amongst other things;
Cabinetry 67mm deep - to perfectly match your LED TV. 'Green' efficiency – up to 101db means you don't have to have huge power amplifiers chewing up electricity, Incredible SPL – they go incredibly loud - up to 124db, Unique Artcoustic designed Symmetrically Controlled Beamwidth Array, they're very light, starting at just 5.5kg and its a simple installation, no bracket required! The compact dimensions, from 350mm x 500mm for the Spitfire SL make this a synch to install!
They will also be sporting a lower price point than the previous range and as such will make the perfect partner for your new home cinema or a discreet, yet earth-shatteringly awesome hifi setup.
Contact us now to enquire.
Sphere Custom gets shortlisted for CEDIA Awards 2011
Our CEDIA 2011 Awards entry for Best Home Cinema Installation over GBP100000-00. A 12m by 7m room featuring the best of the best and the latest cutting edge technology.
Cinemascope at the touch of a button with an anamorphic lens and Crestron control system, some Artcoustic Spitfire Loudspeakers and a total of 120" of subwoofer (12 x 10" drivers across three massive subwoofers), paired with an Integra processor and almost 6kW of amplification, and that's just the electronics. Now add some amazing decorating, beautifully ornate finishing and painting techniques, finished off with some 5000 or so individual fibre optic stars and you have the makings of an award winning theatre...
So now all we do is wait to see if its truly worthy. The Awards ceremony takes place at the prestigious One Mayfair in London on the 8th of April 2011. Read more here
Installation Europe Interview - Reaching for the Stars
Five years ago when Sphere Custom was founded, South Africa’s custom installation sector was still in its relative infancy. In 2011, the market is more advanced and Sphere Custom – along with its ‘sister’ operation Artcoustic SA – has achieved a considerable footing in residential CI.
However, as the owner of Sphere Custom and Artcoustic SA, Christiaan Beukes (pictured), tells David Davies, a host of major ongoing projects and a possible European venture suggest that the best is yet still to come. Click here to read more
Premier Dolby Certification granted to Screen Excellence
A post-production company in Lisbon, Portugal has been preparing a new facility where they will be able to record, edit and mix sound for features, TV and commercials.
It took them almost a year to find an appropriate place - acceptable dimensions, location and rental fee - way longer than they could have imagined. Walking around the city, they saw hundreds of places that seemed to be good candidates, but every time they approached the landlord, something went wrong.
Their idea was to build one recording room, with a control room that can be used for some pre-dubbing and TV mixing, one mixing theatre, Dolby approved, with two editing rooms which would be used both for picture and sound, depending on requests.
Here are some pictures of how the space turned out, and a full write up can be found on the Gearslutz forum here