As in previous years, L-Acoustics will have a dedicated booth for the Home & Yacht verticals at ISE 2024. The Hall 2 booth will host demonstrations of a suite of new products aimed at the luxury installation market. Building on its success in the residential and marine sector internationally, the new products have been designed to bring L-Acoustics renowned professional audio sound to home and yacht customers demanding the ultimate performance.
Stand 2G500 L-Acoustics will have two demonstration areas to showcase both stereo and immersive multi-channel solutions that are geared toward residential integrators. One space is designed to feel like a modern home living room and will feature two zones of stereo audio using different combinations of the latest in-wall and on-wall L-Acoustics loudspeakers and amplified controllers.
The second space will be a ’Listening Lounge’, showcasing how L-Acoustics can be used in media rooms and dedicated home cinemas to create the most immersive and compelling sound. This area will feature a Dolby Atmos sound system using L-Acoustics in-wall Soka colinear loudspeaker, ultra-compact SB10r in-wall subwoofers and discreet X4i loudspeakers for surround and height channels in a 7.1.4 configuration. This will be driven by a truly digital front end using the brand-new LC16D network converter and LA7.16i 16-channel amplified controller. L-Acoustics will be supported with products from Barco Residential, Stewart Filmsceen, Kaleidescape, MadVR, Display Technologies & Storm Audio to showcase this premium media room environment.
The in-wall Soka is an ultra-shallow colinear loudspeaker just 99mm deep with a variety of mounting options and paintable or RAL-matched grilles to create a seamless flush fit with minimal influence on interior design. Soka’s colinear array driver configuration, derived from L-Acoustics renowned expertise in professional line-array technology, integrates nine 3.5in MF drivers and three 1in HF transducers to impart a wide 140-degree horizontal sound field coupled with a highly controlled vertical dispersion. This dramatically reduces acoustic reflections from ceilings and floors in home and yacht installations, further improving acoustic intelligibility.
Despite its diminutive size, Soka delivers 124 dB over a wide bandwidth that extends down to 70 Hz when used with the full range preset. Using the SPL preset, Soka offers an even higher 130 dB down to 100 Hz, where the ultra-compact SB10r in-wall subwoofer extends the low-frequency response of the systems to 25Hz. The SB10r is offered with kits to mount in-wall, in-ceiling, or in-tile, to offer the greatest flexibility to integrators. The Soka/SB10r pairing offers integrators unrivalled power and performance from an incredibly small and easy-to-integrate design.
The demo system will be powered by the L-Acoustics LA7.16i amplified controller, offering an incredible 16 channels of 1300W into 8-ohms in an efficient 2U rack mount chassis. The front end of the system will showcase the new LC16D network converter, capable of 128 Milan AVB input/output channels and up to 80 MADI and AES/EBU channels, complete with embedded web interface management and a sleek 1U rack mount chassis.
“ISE 2024 will showcase our growing commitment to the home and yacht markets in Europe and Internationally with our largest booth to date featuring two complete demonstration areas,” says Nick Fichte, Business Development Director, Home & Yacht. “With a suite of new loudspeakers and electronics on demonstration, as well as new in-wall versions of our proven on-wall designs, L-Acoustics heads into 2024 with an enviable portfolio of high-performance audio products for integrators, architects and specifiers.”
Visitors to ISE can also see L-Acoustics latest professional products in the pro-audio-focused Hall 7, where there will be static displays of some of the latest products on booth #7F150. In addition to the two booths, L-Acoustics will have a demonstration space in Hall 8 at the ISE Sound Experiences where they will showcase the latest in immersive audio technology.