The Cinema Apollon in the Danish town of Struer has installed Denmark’s first Dolby Atmos surround-sound system, powered by Crown DriveCore Install (DCi) Series. Danish Harman Professional distributor LydRommet Denmark with Horsens-based theatre design firm AVC Kino Digital and Dolby technical staff in London in designing and specifying the system for the 180-seat theatre. The system had to meet specific Dolby Atmos criteria, including maximum SPL levels for every speaker in the installation. LydRommet Denmark supplied the Crown DCi analogue amplifiers and JBL loudspeakers and subwoofers. Inside the theatre, 8|300, 4|600 and 4|300 model DCi amplifiers power JBL ScreenArray 3732 main speakers and 4642A subwoofers, 42 model 8350 cinema surround speakers and two JBL 4645C subwoofers that provide additional low-frequency reinforcement at the rear of the theater. LydRommet Denmark’s Flemming Bjerke commented: “The Dolby Atmos specification requires 105dB peak SPL at the reference point in the theater, and one of the biggest challenges we had with the system was achieving this spec with enough headroom. DCi is such a high-quality amplifier range that it is a perfect match for Dolby Atmos.” “Listening to the final result is a real joy and the Dolby Atmos technology and concept definitely take the experience of going to movie theaters to a much higher level,” concluded Bjerke. www.crownaudio.com
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