Immersive Sound

Immersive cinema sound formats give filmmakers more creative freedom in the production of the soundtrack. But for the exhibitor, it also places greater demands on the entire sound system—especially the surround loudspeakers and amplifiers. Sound designers want to localize sound with three-dimensional freedom at any volume level, so each individual loudspeaker needs to be capable of producing clean, undistorted sound at levels nearly comparable to that of a screen channel. Here are some examples of immersive sound system configurations.

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System Components

1 – Q-SYS Core 110f Processor

1 – Switch

1 – DCIO-H Digital Cinema Input/Output

3 – DCA 1222 Power Amplifier

3 – DCA 3022 Power Amplifier

2 – CX-Q 8-Channel Power Amplifier

1 – CX-Q 4-Channel Power Amplifier

3 – RSC-112 / RSB-212, RBK-12 Reference Monitors

1 – SB-1180 Subwoofers

16 – SR-8200 Surround Loudspeakers
 

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System Components

1 – Q-SYS Core 110f Processor

1 – Switch

7 – CX-Q 4-Channel Power Amplifier

5 – CX-Q 8-Channel Power Amplifier

5 – SC-433C Screen Channel Loudspeakers

4 – SB-7218 Subwoofers

8 – SR-1590 Surround Loudspeakers

32 – SR-1290 Surround Loudspeakers

4 – SB-218F Subwoofers
 

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System Components

1 – Q-SYS Core 110f Processor

1 – Switch

13 – CX-Q 8-Channel Power Amplifier

5 – SC-444 Screen Channel Loudspeakers

8 – SB-7218 Subwoofers

4 – SB-218F Subwoofers

8 – SR-1590 Surround Loudspeakers

40 – SR-1290 Surround Loudspeakers
 

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System Components

1 – Q-SYS Core 110f Processor

1 – Switch

5 – CX-Q 4-Channel Power Amplifier

8 – CX-Q 8-Channel Power Amplifier

5 – SC-444 Screen Channel Loudspeakers

6 – SB-15121 Subwoofers

4 – SB-218F Subwoofers

8 – SR-1590 Surround Loudspeakers

40 – SR-1290 Surround Loudspeakers