Christie used CinemaCon 2016 to launch the Christie Vive Audio LS Series four-way screen channel and two-way surround loudspeakers.
Featuring planar ribbon driver technology, LS Series screen channels are single-enclosure designs that have been optimsied for 5.1 and 7.1 distributed sound applications in commercial theatres.
There are six models in the Vive Audio LS Series lineup. These include the LS1 and LS2 screen channel loudspeakers, as well as the LS1S, LS2S, LS4S and LS5S surround channel loudspeakers.
Rotatable waveguides on the LS Series screen channels supports deployment in low profile situations or for use as corner surrounds in larger 5.1 applications.
Their single-enclosure design encourages quick deployment and reduced labour costs, while their shallow depth enables deployment in even the narrowest of behind-screen spaces.
Naturally, the LS Series loudspeakers complement Christie’s digital cinema projection systems and, when combined, offer a complete, single-source exhibition solution.
“The Vive Audio LS Series is built upon the proven performance of Christie Vive Audio LA Series cinema loudspeakers and is ideal for distributed audio applications in small to mid-sized auditoriums,” explains Chris Connett, business development manager for Audio Solutions, Christie. “The highly efficient design of LS Series enclosures enables exhibitors and integrators to use smaller amplifier configurations without sacrificing output, resulting in even greater overall cost savings.
“The design of Christie’s LS Series continues the use of Christie’s ribbon driver technology combined with wave guide technology to provide a cost effective/performance delivering solution for 5.1 and 7.1 auditoriums” he furthered. “The Vive Audio LS Series is an ideal choice for exhibitors seeking to upgrade their cinema sound at a competitive price, without sacrificing quality and reliability.”
Helios S.A., Poland’s largest cinema chain, confirmed that it will provision a third site with Christie Vive Audio using the LA Line Array Series for its Dolby Atmos auditorium and the remaining auditoriums with the new LS Line Source Series, a four-way screen channel and two-way surround loudspeaker system to be formally launched at CinemaCon 2016.
Christie will be demonstrating the impressive sound of the LS Series in the Milano 1 ballroom at CinemaCon.