ARTCOUSTIC TAKES HOME 'MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR'

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The prestigious Smart Building Awards 2018 was held recently, at a hugely successful gala dinner event at Sandown Park, UK. Following on from the success of winning ‘Best Loudspeaker’ in 2015, Artcoustic were delighted and honoured to be presented with ‘Manufacturer of The Year’ for 2018.

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Artcoustic would like to say a special thank you to our supportive installers for being part of this success, including Smartcomm who won ‘Multi Dwelling Unit - Project Of the Year’ and iCubed Home Cinema who won ‘Best Cinema Project’. Both projects featuring Artcoustic Loudspeakers. Congratulations to them both for their excellent work. 

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Creative thinking = high performance cinema

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ARTCOUSTIC INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH - MAY 2018

Congratulations to Baljinder, Dally and the whole team at iSmart Home Control who are this month's winners of Installation Of The Month! 

Very creative thinking has enabled a superb, high performance cinema to be installed into this formal lounge, disappearing from view when not in use.

The client's brief was a particularly challenging one as they didn't want to see it, but also wanted excellent quality. By using SL Multi Soundbars installed vertically for LCR, and colour matching them to the painted walls, they blend in beautifully. SL TargetsSL Architect 2-1s and Spitfire Control 2 subwoofers built into cabinetry complete this 5.2.4 Atmos system. It delivers all the excitement of a serious home cinema when in use, and almost vanishes during the day.

An acoustically transparent drop down screen completes the magic

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The SL Multi Soundbars were colour matched to Farrow & Ball 'Light Blue', and are very discrete installed vertically as left, centre and right speakers.

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PART OF THE FURNITURE AT NOMA

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It is with great pride that we share news of our latest home at the world's most renowned restaurant, NOMA.

Artcoustic was selected alongside some of the design world’s leading players, and  were chosen for their Scandinavian craftsmanship, customisable design and high-quality sound performance. The collective of distinguished brands includes Danish Architecture firm, BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), Interior Design Studio, David Thulstrup and flooring specialists, Dinesen.

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Having packed up just over a year ago and left to create their yearly pop-up edition in Mexico, René Redzepi and the Noma team have returned to a brand-new site in Copenhagen.

The main architectural structure, designed by leading global architecture firm, BIG, is made up of seven buildings creating a small village, each area built from a unique material to complement its specific function.

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Highly acclaimed interior designer, David Thulstrup, was brought in to add a homely/cool vibe to the interior space, whilst still reflecting NOMA's heritage. The main areas are separated into a lounge/bar area, where Artcoustic speakers are featured, and a dining area with space for up to 40 diners. The kitchen is completely open plan, to enhance the atmosphere and allowing the customers to see their food being prepared, creating a more intimate, homely environment. Artcoustic’s customisable design options allowed the team at David Thulstrup complete design freedom when specifying the speaker colour to match the interior space.

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Two of the 40-30 SL 6-3 models feature in the lounge/bar area of the new space, closing the circle of senses and providing a one-of-a-kind ambience.

The 40-30 is an entry to mid level configuration of our high sound pressure level SL Series. It works perfectly for home audio/surround sound systems and commercial installations, where the design and flexible customisation is paramount.

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High-end sound, beautiful interior design

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Artcoustic Installation of the Month - April 2018

Congratulations to Owen at Connected Works and Matt at Total Solutions, collaborating brilliantly on this amazing project!

The client's wanted a high performance system to enjoy family time watching quality TV, sport and movies together, as well as be a room with beautiful design and lighting.

This system more than delivers, with SL 4-2s used for left and right, SL Multi Soundbar for centre, targets for rear, and an SL Impact 2 subwoofer hidden away. SL Architect 2-1 complete the Dolby Atmos specification.

The whole project was designed, managed and completed by Owen & Matt, and the end result is superb.

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Luxurious london apartment install

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Artcoustic Installation of the Month - MARCH 2018

Congratulations to Chris, Andrew and the team at Real Time AV for this wonderful project!

Artcoustic speakers are discretely installed into this luxurious London property, with a SL Multi Soundbar for LCR duties beneath the TV, SL Targets recessed into the wall for rear channels, and an SL Impact 1 subwoofer installed into vented cabinetry. The end result is stunning, elegant, and with exceptional quality.

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TV by day, movies by night!

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Artcoustic Installation of the Month - February 2018

Congratulations to Angus, Kevin, and the team at New Wave AV, for this fantastic 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos installation!

This wonderful family room has a TV for daytime viewing, and listening to music, with a drop down acoustically transparent screen coming down for those magical movie nights.

Artcoustic SL 6-3s are used for the left and right speakers, together with a Multi Soundbar SL for the centre. Architect SL 2-1s and Target SLs make up the 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos setup. An Impact 2 subwoofer completes the system.

The system is discreet, elegant and sounds superb!

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Scandi-chic meets Japanese minimalism

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Artcoustic Installation of the Month - January 2018

Congratulation to Iain and the team at iCubed Home Cinema for this superb installation at Sticks'n'Sushi in London!

A marriage of ultra-sleek Scandinavian chic & Japanese minimalism, Sticks‘n’Sushi in Covent Garden serves a menu of fresh, beautifully-presented sushi, sashimi & sizzling yakitori sticks. First opened in Copenhagen, the internationally acclaimed restaurant brings an exciting fusion concept to one of London’s hotspots of activity.

Artcoustic speakers are used throughout both floors of the restaurant, ensuring the music is as cool as you'd expect in a place like this. Models used are SL Target, SL Diablo, SL 40-30 / 4-2 and SL Impact 1 Subwoofer

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"Artcoustic speakers are used throughout both floors of the restaurant."

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The perfect home entertainment space

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Artcoustic Installation of the Month - December 2017

2017 comes to a close with another amazing Installation Of The Month. Congratulations to Guy, Sara and the whole team at Smartcomm for this incredible project!

This open entertainment space includes a (well stocked) bar, with TVs and a pool table. The cinema uses Artcoustic Spitfire 16-8s for LCR, together with two Spitfire Control 3 subs, and Architect SL 4-2s in the ceiling for the rears.

This project was also recognised in this year's EMEA CEDIA Awards as a finalist in the 'Best Integrated Home - Level III - £240K-£360K' category.

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From wine cellar to cinema!

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Artcoustic Installation of the Month - November 2017

Congratulations to the whole team at Rayleigh HiFi for this amazing installation!

Challenged with a very unusual room, an unused part of a wine cellar beneath the house, the team at Rayleigh HiFi managed to design and install a superb cinema system for the clients.

The budget was quite tight to achieve this room, but using the Artcoustic SL HSPL Soundbar as an all in one LCR, together with SL Target and an SL Impact 1 subwoofer, the client enjoys a very well considered, well designed and great sounding system.

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The Artcoustic HSPL Soundbar sits just below the screen when in use, delivering left, centre and right channels from this single speaker. When the system is no longer in use, the screen disappears into the ceiling mounted case, retaining the original feel of this wine cellar.

Artcoustic pioneered the concept of an all-in-one LCR (Left, Centre and Right) soundbar as far back as 1997.


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The HSPL Soundbar SL is a high sound pressure level version of the Artcoustic Multi Soundbar SL and has been specially designed and engineered for large format LED and none-perforated projection screens and in general for application where very high sound pressure levels are required. It matches the larger Artcoustic speaker models, such as the SL 12-6 and the SL 24-12.

As well as the the Multi Soundbar SL, the HSPL version can be used as a single LCR loudspeaker, or for more powerful systems used as a single mono centre channel.

Best Home Cinema Award Winner 2017

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Artcoustic Installation of the Month - October 2017

Congratulations to Phil, Steve and the whole team at Philharmonic AV for this superb cinema installation!

Artcoustic speakers are used throughout in this amazing Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 system, with Spitfire 4-2s used for the LCR, and SL Architect 2-1s for the listener level surrounds and overheads. 

This technically superb installation was acknowledged at last month's CEDIA Awards, winning in the 'Best Cinema - under £40K' category.

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The speakers used in this award winning installation are the Spitfire 4-2 and the Architect SL 2-1. The Spitfire 4-2 is our entry level cinema speaker, capable of 115db output, with a sensitivity of 95db. This makes them very easy to drive, and offers a superb option for system where the budget is tight. 
 
The Architect series is used in both the ceiling and the walls for this installation. They have the same tonality and timbre as the rest of the Artcoustic range, but with a different installation option. The Architect SL 2-1s (used here) are often installed in ceilings, but can also be installed into walls to reduce the depth that would be part of using the SL Target - it's on wall equivalent.

 
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Barr x Artcoustic

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Restaurant Barr is the latest culinary project from the renowned NOMA chef, René Redzepi & Thorsten Schmidt (restaurant Malling & Schmidt). Barr draws its inspiration from the eating and drinking traditions of the North Sea. The name Barr is an old Irish word for “crops” and an old Nordic word for “barley”.

Designed by world-renowned Norwegian Architect Firm, Snøhetta, Artcoustic was chosen as the preferred speaker due to the brands high-quality sound performance and ability to completely customise the speakers to fit the design requirements of the project. Senior Interior Architect at Snøhetta, Peter Girgis, was able to specify the exact paint colour, enabling us to deliver customised, colour matched speakers for the entire restaurant. 

The space has been divided into a dining area, where SL Target speakers feature throughout, alongside a bar area with a more powerful set-up, including SL Diablo speakers and an SL Impact 1 Subwoofer. Barr is located at the iconic waterfront space which, until recently, was home to the famous NOMA.

Cedia Award Winners 2017

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Artcoustic cinemas received two awards for Best Home Cinema at CEDIA Awards 2017.

Philharmonic AV were awarded for Best Home Cinema within the category of under £40,000 alongside Pyramid AV who took home the award for Best Home Cinema in the category of £40,000 - £120,000.

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“We are very proud of our dealers for the outstanding projects they have created using our loudspeakers and to have been recognised by an awarding body of such high status within the home technology industry. These are exactly the kind of awards that excel the Artcoustic brand to the next level and something that we have been working towards for many years" - Patricia Ljungberg, Co-Founder & CEO.

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Exceeding expectations for this year’s venue, the awards ceremony was held at the famous Warner Bros Studio London, giving guests exclusive “behind the scenes” access to ’The Making of Harry Potter.’ The perfect venue to celebrate the best of design and innovation in home technology.

Congratulations to all our dealers who were nominated and awarded!

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Cedia Success!

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We would like to thank everyone who managed to visit us during CEDIA expo in San Diego from 5 - 9 September. CEDIA Expo brings together more than 20,000 home tech pros and 500+ exhibitors to the leading event in smart and home technology.

We met some fantastic new faces, and have some great potential projects in the pipeline.
If you didn't make it, you can see pictures of the stand space below:

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The design of the stand space is part of the latest 'refresh' of the look and feel of the Artcoustic branding. This space and show was really a perfect opportunity for us to strip it right back to basics, showing the products in the most honest way, re-introducing the collection and highlighting the clean, minimalistic and refined Scandinavian design ethos. We also introduced the latest model in the Architect SL range, the 2-1 PAS, along side very recent launches including SL Target Mini, SL 24-12 TAAA and CPH-10 Passive.

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Amazing cinema installation

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Artcoustic Installation of the Month - September 2017

Congratulations to James, Sarah and the team at Circle Automation for this beautiful installation!

This is a wonderfully elegant room, with incredible attention to detail in every aspect. Of course, it sounds as good as it looks, with Artcoustic speakers used throughout this amazing Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 system. 

Spitfire 6-3s are used for the LCR, with Spitfire Control 2 subwoofers and SL Targets for the side and rears. SL Architect 2-1s are used for the overhead speakers in the ceiling. 

Another amazing installation!

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Cedia Awards 2017 Shortlisted Finalists

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The prestigious CEDIA Awards celebrate excellence in home technology design, installation and integration across the globe. Setting the standard for industry professionals across the CEDIA industry, these stunning projects are the creme de la creme of smart home installations. 

We are absolutely over the moon about Artcoustic speakers being nominated for 5 out of 10 categories within ‘Best Home Cinema’. A huge congratulations to our dealers who have used our speakers to create the incredible projects that have been selected for these awards!  

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Best Home Cinema £40k and under
Cyberhomes (UK)
Finite Solutions (UK)
Philharmonic (UK) - using Artcoustic speakers

Best Home Cinema £40k - £120k
New Wave AV (UK) - using Artcoustic speakers
Sound Sense (India)
Pyramid AV (UK) - using Artcoustic speakers
Bespoke Home Cinemas (UK) - using Artcoustic speakers
Smartcomm (UK) - using Artcoustic speakers

Best Home Cinema £120k - £240k
Clever Association (UK)
Finite Solutions (UK)

The 2017 global installation winners will be recognised at the CEDIA EMEA awards event in 29 September 2017, held in London alongside our dealers with our fingers and toes crossed! 

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SHORTLISTED FOR EMEA CEDIA AWARDS 2017

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Artcoustic Installation of the Month - August 2017

Congratulations to Nic and the team at Pyramid AV in Plymouth, UK, for this amazing installation!

This incredible system features Artcoustic Spitfire 8-4 and 6-3, together with Architect SL 2-1 and Spitfire Control 2 subwoofers in a superb Dolby Atmos 9.2.6 system.

The detail and precision that went into the technical design of this room is incredible, and has been rewarded by being shortlisted in the 2017 CEDIA EMEA Awards for 'Best Home Cinema £40K-£120K'.

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ARTCOUSTIC HOSTS CONCERT FOR AURA

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AURA X ARTCOUSTIC - OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY

Last Friday saw the release party to one of Denmark’s most renowned stars, Aura Dione. Hosted at the Frederica Furniture showroom in central Copenhagen, we provided a bespoke set up for the exclusive event, which welcomed around 150 VIP guests to the official launch of her new album ‘Can’t Steal the Music’. 

Artcoustic were proud to sponsor Sound for Aura's rainbow-themed live event, providing two of our bespoke Spitfire 16-8’s alongside 2 PS4 subs. We also created Aura themed speaker covers for our two existing sets of SL 8-4 speakers that remain the permanent Audio solution as part of the Fredericia Furniture showroom, in Løvstræde in central CPH.

Keep up to date via social media for future music collaborations with Aura and other artists alike. 

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Lazzoni x Artcoustic

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ARTCOUSTIC DURING NYCXDESIGN, THIS MAY

The Turkish brand, Lazzoni, will bring together art, design, sound and furniture in celebration of New York Design Week with an exciting line-up. 

Artist Beril Ates will showcase her new collection, SALT, alongside lighting by FEYZ Studio, sound by Artcoustic Loudspeakers and new pieces from the Lazzoni 2017 collection.

Come and join us for Champagne & Hors d'oeuvres

Thursday, May 11th 18:00 - 21:00
154 West 18th Street NYC Lazzoni Showroom, Chelsea

RSVP to info@artcoustic.com

Official Sound Partner for Fredericia Furniture

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Artcoustic loudspeakers that combine design and world-class sound quality becomes part of Fredericia Furniture's new showroom.

It will now be possible for Danish customers to experience the internationally renowned Danish speakers in Copenhagen, when Fredericia's large design showroom opens in Løvstræde no. 1 in the inner city.

Artcoustic shows three different systems with two speakers and a subwoofer in each, which are color-matched to the interior of Fredericia showroom. Artcoustics speakers are a permanent installation which is also designed to be able to play for parties and events in the whole space.

"We are very pleased that Fredericia has chosen us as their audio partner and to be a part of Fredericia's new showroom in the old post office. Artcoustic is now visible also in Denmark, which is a new market for us, although we are a Danish company" says Artoustic director, Patricia Ljungberg.

Artcoustic is an Internationally known Danish company founded in 1998 that produces some of the best speakers in the world. The company is at the forefront in terms of technological innovation and design to offer the best possible sound experience. In addition to high-end sound quality Artcoustic is the only brand that gives the customer full control over the design, since speaker colour and speaker front design is optional. This makes the speaker an integral part of the decor of your home, and gives customers the opportunity to create the look they want.

With the greatest respect for the music, and in accordance with Danish tradition of design and speaker technology Artcoustic has created a suite of beautiful speakers that wakes proper attention among audiophiles and aesthetes. Artcoustic products have the same quality regardless of the size, and are available for both private homes and cinemas as well as everything from meeting rooms to auditoriums.

Artcoustic sells its speakers in more than 35 countries with primary markets in UK, Asia and the United States.