Own audio exhibition: how it was

In our blog, we have already talked about the exhibition, which was held from April 20 to April 23 in the showrooms of "Audimania" at Elektrozavodskaya. Visitors had the opportunity to listen to completely different acoustic systems: Hi-Fi and High End, to evaluate personal solutions and specially designed cinema halls.

In this article we have collected all the information about our new showrooms and how the exhibition was held.

This cinema

The main attraction of our exhibition was a specially designed cinema hall. To create sound insulation, we used the construction of a “room inside a room”, which consists of sound-absorbing modules.

Thanks to the equipment used, the sensations from viewing in such a “home” cinema hall were as close as possible to the sensations in a big cinema. A special preparation of the premises allowed to exceed the capabilities of ordinary exhibition rooms - visitors could appreciate the acoustics in “combat” conditions.

We not only designed and implemented the cinema hall in the showroom, but also used our own production equipment: ICE immersive sound systems .

All acoustics, including subwoofers, are made in flat cases with a special soft-absorbing Soft Touch coating, which helps to avoid glare when the projector beam hits it.

Models also have several types of mounting for installation on the ceiling or walls. Acoustics is intended mainly for embedded or hidden installation.

The powerful Trinnov Altitude 32 AV processor is used to decode multi-channel audio of any format: Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D and DTS: X, so you can choose any technology in this room. The cinema itself, equipped with a 4K video projector and a set of power amplifiers, supports 9.4.6 immersive sound.

The audience noted that the powerful sound and video series did an excellent job of deep immersion in the atmosphere, and they needed some time to return to reality.

Invisible Cinema

This room is also designed with additional sound insulation on the basis of the "acoustic shell", but it looks like a normal living room. In addition to the TV on the walls can not see any technology, but it, nevertheless, is.

Under a layer of plaster, Cerasonar speakers are hidden, which also provide not just stereo sound, but the immersive sound of Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D and DTS: X to show movies. We used Cerasonar 9060 X4 speakers, Cerasonar 3060 X2, as well as two Cerasonar 6560 X4 subwoofers.

On top of the built-in acoustics of Cerasonar, you can stick wallpaper, paint the wall and cover it with plaster. This format helps to visually unload the room, which does not affect the ability of the speaker system to properly perform its functions.

At the exhibition, we offered to view the Dolby Atmos demodisk. The audience was impressed by the sound quality, but the most important thing that worried the visitors of this showroom is how the “invisible” speakers look.

This is how Cerasonar speakers are assembled:

You can read more about their features and specifications here , and listen to the cinema halls in one of the episodes of our podcast “Sound”.

Big showroom

To meet the guests, we assembled and installed at the entrance an interesting set of two new speakers Arslab Studio 10 and Arslab Classic 2.5, the initial model of the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Red vinyl player and Cambridge Audio Topaz electronics. Visitors who had the opportunity to listen to music on both the CD and vinyl noted that the Arslab set sounded impressive, like more expensive acoustics.

Further in the big showroom one could get acquainted with the Finnish Penaudio loudspeakers, which were presented with a system with very successful Cenya bookshelf speakers and Sara S floor speakers . Complete with French electronics, Atoll CD100SE-2 CD player and Atoll IN300 integrated amplifier, it was possible to achieve accurate and convincing sound.

The following High End kit consisted of Arslab Old School Vita's flagship speaker systems, Audionet components: two AMP mono amplifiers, a network player with a built-in DNP preamplifier and an ART G3 CD player, and a LightSpeed ​​CLS Euro 4000 network filter, which stabilizes the power supply network.

Another system from classic bookshelf acoustics Old School Classic One and Old School Monitor M2 pleased fans of retro design, combined with modern sound. The system was combined with a set of German mark T + A from a CD-player 1260R CD and a PA 1260R stereo amplifier. Arslab Old School Superb 90 High Gloss Red acoustic system in a dark cherry color lacquered case, which attracted the attention of visitors with its appearance, was brought directly from production to the exhibition.

Show room with KITs

In addition to acoustic systems, we were pleased to present another in-house development - designers for the assembly of high-quality systems, or KITs . The assembly kit includes Norwegian SEAS speakers, high-quality Mundorf and Jantzen components and WBT terminals. The case of factory quality is also disassembled.

The main thing is that the kit is not just a set of random components, but a full-fledged system designed by engineers.

/ Audiocore KIT accessories

This acoustics will certainly interest DIY enthusiasts, but, most importantly, the price of such systems is quite attractive. Visitors saw the designer in disassembled form, and in the form of assembled models: Audiocore KIT02.1 and larger speakers Audiocore KIT03 complete with an integrated Atoll IN 100SE amplifier and Atoll CD-player 50SE-2.

This made it possible to evaluate not only the sound quality, but also the quality of all components. Some of our listeners liked KITs so much that they immediately placed an order at the store.

/ Audiocore KIT assembled

Demozal - portable personal solutions

The final touch was the hall with presented personal solutions and streaming technologies, as well as the sale of acoustic systems and electronics. You could come to this room with your headphones to compare your listening experience.

You could compare, for example, with a series of Denon headphones, Oppo PM-1 isodynamic headphones and portable RHA in- ear headphones . Chord and Arcam electronics, the Oppo HA-1 amplifier, the third generation FiiO X5 player and the exclusive iriver Astell & Kern AK380 256Gb Meteoric Titan exclusive portable Hi-Fi player were used as amplifiers and sources.

About people

There were a lot of guests at the exhibition, but five spacious show-rooms allowed to evenly distribute the flow of visitors. Therefore, the crowds were avoided, and all visitors were able to see, and most importantly, listen to everything they had planned. Even a movie with Dolby Atmos sound was enough for everyone. It was nice that mainly among the visitors were trained people. Our guests, in particular, were interested in acoustic treatment of rooms, vibro-isolation and other aspects of good sound.

It was also pleasant to note the wide range of interests of our visitors: from budget solutions and designers (KITs) to High End. Our guests had the opportunity to talk with the staff of Audiomania, ask questions and even talk with Arslab and ICE developer Yuri Fomin.

The exhibition was attended by colleagues Yuri Stanislavovich - true professionals: Sergei Bat (read more about him here ), Sergei Kim and Alexander Trusov. The guests watched the demonstration of the Arslab and KITov speaker systems, visited the cinema with acoustics ICE and told about their impressions.

And we, in turn, were ready to answer any questions from visitors and demonstrate the capabilities of our systems. On this day, we were able to share our opinions and personally discuss with our colleagues in the love of high-quality sound and cinema.

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Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/404717/

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