INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2019

Congratulations to the team at Cre8tive Rooms for this wonderful project.

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This incredible sports simulator features state of the art golf (nice swing, Nick!), as well as football, F1, shooting and more (doubling up as a home cinema too!).

Designed, installed and commissioned entirely by the Cre8tive Rooms team, this room is a huge amount of fun. The sound is also a large part of this installation, with Artcoustic Spitfire 8-4s installed behind the screen, with a Control 2 subwoofer, and Targets for rear and side channels. 

Well done guys, great work.  

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Cre8tive Rooms were tasked to convert an orangery on the side of a beautiful house in Milton Keynes. The space was rarely used by the family so the challenge was to design a space that could be enjoyed by all.

The biggest design consideration in the room was the amount of glass and therefore light that flooded into the room. They combined fabric cinema paneling with Q-Motion automated blinds to create a controlled environment for the technology.

The design combined a GSX Golf Simulator, Multi Sports, Shooting, and Racing Simulator all into one system. Cinema technology for Sky Q and Movies was then added to produce a truly multi-use environment.

This very difficult space, with carefully planning and execution, has been transformed. The family absolutely love using the room for all activities and it is in constant use.

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SPITFIRE 8-4

Operating Range: 70 Hz (-3 dB) to 40 kHz
Sensitivity: 101 dB
Max SPL: 118 dB
Weight: 8 kg
Dimensions: H 500 • W 370 • D 67 mm

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SPITFIRE CONTROL 2 SUB

Operating Range: 20 Hz to 120 Hz
Sensitivity: 95 dB
Max SPL: 121 dB
Weight: 29 kg
Dimensions: H 844 • W 650 • D 200 mm

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#MYARTCOUSTIC WITH HELLE FLOU

#myartcoustic is a series of Q&A’s with professionals where sound and design have a profound impact on their life and work. These interviews are made to inspire you to notice your everyday soundscape - because life is too short for bad sound. #myartcoustic.

Our second interview is with interior designer Helle Flou, who since 2011 has run her own studio from central Copenhagen, and specialises in interior architecture & design, concept development, project supervision and creative direction. HelleFlou Studio, works within fashion, retail, housing, hotel, restaurants and offices, with a focus to always to create meaningful, lasting and beautiful outcomes.

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Artcoustic: Hi Helle, thanks for having us in your beautiful studio, it's very inspiring. Did you always know that you wanted to work with interior design?

Helle: Yes of course, I have known from a very early age that I wanted to work with architecture and interior design. Since I was 8 years old I have been redecorating my friends' bedrooms. It's in my blood somehow.

I love creating balanced interiors with a touch of elegance. My main focus is to create a meaningful, lasting and beautiful result, that makes people feel good. Interior design has the power to make people feel comfortable and peaceful, if it's done right, and that's why I love my job. I consider what the clients wants and needs for every project, but always aim to give them more than they could have imagined.

Artcoustic: What has an influence on you?

Helle: I get influenced and inspired by many different aspects of life. I am a sensitive being and I notice energies wherever I go. When I see beauty in nature or a well balanced interior somewhere, I notice the details and find ways to implement elements into my projects. But I must say that nature is probably my biggest inspiration. It's an endless source of beauty and wonders.

Artcoustic: As someone who is creative, how is music/sound important in your life/work?

Helle: Music is extremely important to me. Music is my medicine. It helps me process my feelings and thoughts. I listen to music all day long while working, commuting, walking and cooking. Cannot live without it!

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Artcoustic: What is “quality of life” to you?

Helle: Quality of life to me is many things, but mainly staying in touch with myself. Listening to my gut. Living and loving according to my highest potential. It's about the core essentials, being present, being brave, being grateful. That's what gives my life quality and meaning.

Artcoustic: What is your favourite piece of music?

Helle: Oh my goodness, that is a hard one as I have soooo many favourite pieces of music! I like different genres and artists, and its impossible to single something out. On my playlist right now is Stevie Wonder, Arianna Grande, Florence & The Machine, Chris Stapleton, Rhye, Beyonce, Erikah Badu, Marvin Gaye, Angie Stone..........and many many more! It's a mix of old and new, pop and soul and even country.

Artcoustic: Why do you choose Artcoustic?

Helle: Artcoustic has a perfect combination of the best sound quality and the coolest design. It's super easy to integrate into my designs and work, and I love that you can choose whatever colour you want. I recommend it to all my clients and I have the Artcoustic CPH-10 speaker in my office. The music is playing all day long while I work. I love it!

Artcoustic: Thank you Helle

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At Artcoustic we have been designing groundbreaking, world-class loudspeakers since 1998, constantly pushing the limits of convention and challenging the status quo. Our passion for performance, functionality and design has inspired us to reinvent the conventional loudspeaker.

INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH JULY 2019

Congratulations to Iain and the team at iCubed Home Cinema for this stunning project. 

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Starting with a completely empty, bare room, and inspiring the client with technical designs, a demonstration at our UK south showroom, and full 3D renders (courtesy of Sinemas), the end result is this incredible system.

Artcoustic speakers are used throughout in this amazing Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 system, with Spitfire 8-4s used for the LCR, Performance PS2 subwoofers, SL Targets for the side and rears, and Architect SL 2-1s overhead. 


Well done guys, great work. 

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These photo realistic renders by Sinemas really helped the client to picture their new cinema room before work started.

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The room was completely a blank canvas, ready for the iCubed team to inspire the client and work on delivering this family's cinema room. Once the technical drawings had been completed by Artcoustic's in house team, and the rendered design agreed with the client, the build started!

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FEATURED PRODUCTS:

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SPITFIRE 8-4

 The Spitfire 8-4 is a remarkably powerful loudspeaker, designed for mid-sized cinema systems. Incredible sensitivity and very high output enable this model to reach 105db reference levels at 4.5m distance. All within a very compact and practical cabinet space.

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PERFORMANCE PS2  

The PS2 subwoofer has dual long throw 10" bass unit, forward firing, making it ideal for installation within cabinetry. We always recommend choosing subwoofers that can play around 10db higher than the main LCRs, so in this installation, 2 of them was ideal.

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#MYARTCOUSTIC WITH CHRIS MINH DOKY

Sound has the innate ability to alter our emotional perceptions – what was passive and bland becomes welcoming and personal the second the music is turned on. The right sound can immediately transform a space in to a warm embrace of familiarity and comfort. It’s a feeling, a memory. It’s your favourite song. It can be hard to explain, but you know it as soon as you hear it. High-quality sound has the ability to bring you into even greater depths and insight of the music or movie being played and enables the listener to experience all the layers of the sound.

#myartcoustic is a series of Q&A’s with professionals where sound and design have a profound impact on their life and work. These interviews are made to inspire you to notice your everyday soundscape - because life is too short for bad sound. #myartcoustic.

Our first feature takes place at the warm and welcoming Artcoustic equipped home studio – in a central-located Copenhagen apartment – and owned by bassist, Chris Minh Doky. Doky is regarded among the masters of the upright bass and internationally recognised for his passionate delivery and extraordinary technical gifts.

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Artcoustic: Hi Chris, thank you for taking the time out to speak to us. For our readers who don’t know who you are, please tell us what you do as a profession?  

Chris: I’m a musician, bassist, composer, soloist, bandleader and author.

Artcoustic: That’s great, and what is it that made you want to work with music?

Chris: It’s where I feel the most free from myself, as well as being the place where I can experience all the things which can’t be described in words.

Artcoustic: What has an influence on you?

Chris: More or less, everything I suppose. If it inspires me, it is more a matter of how much it brings images to my heart and/or mind.

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Artcoustic: Thank you, this is really inspiring! :) So why would you say that music or sound is so important in your life and of course, your work?

Chris: Besides being what I do, it’s so important to me to feel, experience and sense, all which cannot be expressed in other ways.

Artcoustic: On another note, but so important in equal measures. What is “quality of life” to you?

Chris: Family, friends, good food, the arts, sleep, discovery, sharing.

Artcoustic: What is your favourite piece of music?

Christ: It varies constantly, daily, hourly. My favourite music is when it doesn’t make me think of the construction of it. Like listening to or reading a story where you don’t think about grammar or the construction of the words and sentences – but where you experience all that is being told.

Artcoustic: What is it about our speaker that made you choose Artcoustic?

Chris: The same reason why a specific piece of music becomes my favourite; I don’t want anything to interfere with the core purpose of expression and experience.  Artcoustic speakers sounds true and doesn’t stand in the way of the stories being told. To your ears and to your eyes. This takes great talent, skill, knowledge, craftsmanship and dedication.

Artcoustic: Thank you Chris, it’s been so great talking to you today and find out about you and your passions and interests, and how Artcoutic has been helped to enhance your musical experience on a daily basis.

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At Artcoustic we have been designing groundbreaking, world-class loudspeakers since 1998, constantly pushing the limits of convention and challenging the status quo. Our passion for performance, functionality and design has inspired us to reinvent the conventional loudspeaker.

INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH – JUNE

Congratulations to Andy and the team at PJ HiFi for this month's winning project.

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This family lounge uses an SL Multi Soundbar, in mono configuration for use as a dedicated centre channel, and SL Diablos on their dedicated stand to allow positioning on the cabinet. SL Targets are used for the rear channels, and recessed into the wall. 

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All these speakers are colour matched to a Dulux paint reference. Additionally, SL Architect 2-1s are used overhead, with an Impact 2 subwoofer completing this superb Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 system

The dedicated stand for the SL Target and SL Diablo allows for elegant placement on cabinetry or sideboards, where installation on wall is neither practical nor desirable.

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FEATURED SPEAKERS:

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SPECIFICATIONS:

Operating Range: 55 Hz (-3 dB) to 40 kHz
Sensitivity: 88 dB
Max SPL: 104 dB
Weight: 2.4 kg
Dimensions: H 200 • W 200 • D 67/77 mm

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SPECIFICATIONS:

Operating Range: 60 Hz (-3 dB) to 40 kHz
Sensitivity: 94 dB
Max SPL: 109 dB
Weight: 4 kg
Dimensions: H 360 • W 270 • D 67/77 mm

LEARN MORE ABOUT SL DIABLO

INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH – MAY

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Congratulations to Richard and the team at Audiovation for this amazing installation.

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Artcoustic speakers are used throughout in this stunning Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 system, with Spitfire 6-3s used for the LCR, SL Targets for the side speakers, and Architect SL 2-1s overhead.

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A single Control 2 subwoofer is used behind the screen for LFE. The system delivers superb value for money, with a great picture and sound for movies and sporting events in this fun sociable space.

With a cinema system, table football, pool table along with a very well stocked bar and stunning wine store, this is a wonderful space to spend with friends and family.

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Control 2 Subwoofer

We always recommend that the subwoofer(s) in any system have a higher output capability that the speakers used for LCR. In this case, the Spitfire 6-3 can play up to 115db. The extra headroom of the Control 2 sub, playing 121db maximum output, ensures the system is very well balanced. We recommend aiming for 6-10db extra headroom on the subwoofer above the LCR.

READ MORE ABOUT THE CONTROL 2 SUBWOOFER

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Spitfire 6-3

The 6-3 configuration can play the accepted compromise of 102db in this system at 4.5m, so was the perfect choice for this room.


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INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH – APRIL

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Congratulations to Ben and the team at Platinum AV for another awesome private cinema.

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Artcoustic speakers are used throughout in this amazing Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 system, with Spitfire 16-8s used for the LCR, 2 x Performance PS4 subwoofers, SL 4-2s for the side and rears, and Architect SL 4-2s overhead. The result is a technically excellent system, exceeding industry specification guidelines, to deliver an incredibly cinematic experience.

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Platinum AV worked closely with the design team at Artcoustic, alongside Atlantik AV, to ensure every part of the room worked together. The Screen Excellence screen and Cineca fabric wall treatment ensured that both the picture and sound were incredible.

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Performance PS4

We always recommend that the subwoofer(s) in any system have a higher output capability that the speakers used for LCR. In this case, the Spitfire 16-8 can play up to 124db. The extra headroom of the 2 x PS4s, playing over 130db maximum output, ensures that the subwoofers can always deliver the full impact, however demanding the scene.

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Spitfire 16-8

The 16-8 configuration can play the target 105db output for reference quality cinemas at nearly 6.5m distance, as so was the perfect choice for this room. Partnered with the PS4s, dynamic range is incredible and effortless.



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THIS RESTAURANT TRULY IS A WONDER - ARTCOUSTIC AT THE TIP OF NORWAY.

'Under' – the latest project by acclaimed architectural firm Snøhetta, is a unique culinary experience semi-submerged beneath the icy waters of the North Atlantic on the southern tip of Norway. 

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Guests are invited to dine five and a half meters below the surface where a panoramic view of the ocean floor sets the dramatic backdrop. Artcoustic, together with Norwegian partner Level AudioVision, has created a bespoke soundscape, setting the ambience for Europe's first underwater restaurant.

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In Norwegian, the name “under” has a dual meaning of "below" and "wonder", and this breath-taking restaurant truly lives up to its name. Half-sunken into the sea, the building’s 34-meter long, monolithic form breaks the surface of the water, resting directly on the seabed.

As a metaphor for the journey of descent when entering the restaurant, the colour of the textile-clad interior appears darker and more intense, the deeper guests venture beneath the waters’ surface.

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The bespoke textiles stretched over custom-made Artcoustic speakers and acoustic panels, reference the colours of a sunset dropping into the ocean. The subtle elegance of the finely woven ceiling panels and the tailored Artcoustic installation lend a serene ambience to the venue.

From the entrance, the ceiling’s neutral colour deepens into a sunset pink, intense coral, sea green, finally culminating in a midnight blue, as guests arrive at the dining room.

 
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At the seabed, in the 40-person dining room, lies the panoramic eye of the building. The eleven-meter-wide and 3.4-meter-tall horizontal window offers a visual gateway to the sea connecting guests to the wildlife which lays beyond.

 
Under’ has been a fascinating project to follow and we would like to extend a thank you to the amazing team at Level Group for a job well done and of course the owners of Under for choosing Artcoustic. Last but not least, congratulations to Snöhetta and the Under team for creating such an architectural gem.  

Patricia Ljungberg – CEO, Artcoustic

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MILAN DESIGN WEEK: THE BEST BITS

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Artcoustic – the preferred sound partner for architects and interior designers worldwide.

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We at Artcoustic are proud to present our latest project - Perfect Darkness. An exclusive apartment installation launched during Milan Design Week and curated by renowned Italian architect Elisa Ossino and colour connoisseur & founder of File Under Pop, Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer.

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“Perfect Darkness is a “home”, perfectly balancing sound, materials, colours, and shape. All of the design companies collaborating on the project, and the cultural values they embody, blend tradition and innovation with authenticity and integrity” 

– Elisa Ossino Studio.

 
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Artcoustic was chosen, together with other international award-winning design companies, to contribute to the project – the common ground was a shared  passion for creativity and innovation. 

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“It has been a pleasure working with so many passionate people on a project so perfect for Artcoustic - entering the apartment you will be met with music throughout. The speakers were chosen to perfectly match the size and colour of each room. So we were invited to do what we do best - integrate sound into a space as a piece of architecture or furniture that blends into the style of its surroundings.”

– Patricia Ljungberg CEO

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The Perfect Darkness x Artcoustic show apartment is located in the heart of the vibrant Brera Design District in Milan.

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Artcoustic has been engineering ground-breaking speakers of unparalleled quality since 1998. Delivering studio quality sound true to its origin, our fully customisable, modular speakers are meticulously crafted by hand and finished to complement any interior setting.

ARTCOUSTIC x PERFECT DARKNESS

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Elisa Ossino and Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer, creative directors and founders of H+O, created a new concept of home where the tile takes centre stage and colour abounds.

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Unveiling at Milan Design Week 2019, Perfect Darkness is a multi-room apartment installation designed by Elisa Ossino Studio showcasing the work of 11 award-winning design studios.

Artcoustic, Astep, DE-Tech, File Under Pop, FRAMA, H+O, House Of Finn Juhl, MENU, Officine Saffi, Stine Goya, Tubes

Media Partners: Kinfolk, Ark Journal

Technical Partners: Boffi, De Castelli, Dresswall , Fantini, Formani ,Nesite, Pitt Cooking , Salvatori.

Visit us at Via Solferino 11, 3. Floor
Brera Design District, Milano

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INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH - MARCH

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Congratulations to Angus, Gavin, and the team at New Wave AV for another superb installation.

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This beautiful installation features a Dolby Atmos 5.2.2 system, with SL 8-4s left and right of the TV, and an SL Multi Soundbar for the centre channel (in mono configuration), SL 4-2s for the surround speakers, and 2 x Impact 1 subwoofers for LFE. Architect SL 4-2s are used for the overhead speaker to complete this Atmos system.

Well done guys, great work!

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Making it a multi purpose family room...

The client was keen to keep the room feeling like a family room, not as a dedicated cinema. The room is next to the open plan kitchen, so it was important to maintain the feeling that this was still part of the main social part of the home. As such, a TV was required for every day watching, with a drop down screen coming down for those special family movie nights.

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Colour matching...

Farrow & Ball 'Hague Blue' is the perfect tone for the front wall, feeling warm and cosy as well as very contemporary and fresh. Farrow & Ball 'Plummett' is used on the skirting boards along the side and back walls, working perfectly with the chosen wallpaper. All the Artcoustic speakers were colour matched to the respective colours, and look superb.  

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Featured speakers:

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SL 8-4

Operating Range:  70 Hz (-3 dB) to 40 kHz
Sensitivity:  101 dB
Max SPL:  118 dB
Weight:  8 kg
Dimensions:  H 500 • W 370 • D 67 mm
 
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SL 4-2

Operating Range: 60 Hz (-3 dB) to 40 kHz
Sensitivity: 95 dB
Max SPL: 112 dB
Weight: 6.5 kg
Dimensions: H 500 • W 370 • D 67 mm

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INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY

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Cinespa in India win this month's Installation Of the Month with this superb dedicated Spitfire cinema.

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Spitfire 8-4s are used for LCR with Diablos used for surrounds and heights for this system designed with Aura 3D in mind. Architect 2-1s are used for the 'voice of God'.

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Two Performance PS4s beneath the screen ensure there is plenty of dynamic range in this very well balanced and designed system.

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The acoustics of the room were treated very seriously, resulting in a room that can let this system really sing. 
Well done guys, awesome work!  

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SPITFIRE 8-4

Operating Range:  70 Hz (-3 dB) to 40 kHz
Sensitivity:  101 dB
Max SPL:  118 dB
Weight:  8 kg
Dimensions: H 500 • W 370 • D 67 mm

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PERFORMANCE PS2

Operating Range: 25 Hz (-6 dB) to 400 Hz
Sensitivity: 97 dB
Max SPL: 124 dB
Weight: 30 kg
Dimensions: H 620 • W 386 • D 500 mm

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INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH - JANUARY

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Congratulations to Niche AV, UK, for this month's Installation Of The Month

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Using 6 x SL 12-6 and 2 x Impact 2 subwoofers, Niche AV have helped to create this awesome entertainment space in a private home. It looks stunning, and sounds superb. With a well stocked bar and a great playlist, this really is the place to 'Bring On The Night'. 

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Niche AV designed and controlled the lighting, making this such a relaxing and welcoming space. A well stocked bar, with colour changing lighting, a large TV screen, DJ decks and audio from the SL 12-6s ensures this party will go on all night.

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SL 12-6

Operating Range:  65 Hz (-3 dB) to 40 kHz
Sensitivity:  104 dB
Max SPL:  121 dB
Weight:  15 kg
Dimensions:  H 1120 • W 370 • D 67 mm

INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH - DECEMBER

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Cre8tive Rooms, in the UK, win our final Installation Of The Month for 2018 with this amazing project.

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This cinema is part of a larger installation in one of the latest iconic features of London's skyline, in the St. George development at One Blackfriars.

Working with a typically tight and inflexible budget that projects like this have, Cre8tive Rooms insisted upon the important parameters such as dynamic range being met. The result far exceeds the client's expectations, and is an amazing place for residents to relax and enjoy a movie.

Great work by the team at Cre8tive Rooms.

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The room is designed to be cosy, welcoming and comfortable. Cre8tive Rooms worked alongside the developer and interior designers to keep it as technically correct as possible, whilst acknowledging that the design and aesthetics of the room was all important to the client.

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Spitfire 12-6 with 2 x Control 2 subwoofers, together with Spitfire 8-4s for surround and Architect 4-2 overhead make up this awesome Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 system.  

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The finished result looks and sounds amazing. The team started with a completely blank room, and working with the design team, created a superb room for the residents at One Blackfriars

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Naturally, next to the cinema and wine room, is an amazing golf simulator. This was also designed and installed by Cre8tive Rooms, and completes this superb entertainment area.

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INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH - NOVEMBER

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Congratulations to the team at Rayleigh HiFi, UK, for November's incredible Installation Of The Month.

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Working closely with Artcoustic, and following site visits, demonstrations at our Chelmsford showroom, technical designs and 3D renders, the end result is breathtaking. 

This is one of the most impressive cinema rooms we've seen, and we congratulate the whole team at Rayleigh HiFi.

Amazing work, well done! 

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The 150" 2.40:1 ratio acoustically transparent screen covers the Spitfire 16-8 LCR and PS6 subwoofer.

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The system is a Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 configuration, and delivers an incredibly immersive experience. All the speakers are, crucially, timbre matched throughout. Viewing angles, and loudspeaker locations are all carefully calculated to ensure the very best performance possible.

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Architect SL 4-2 and SL Diablo make up the surrounds and overheads, with Cineca seating adding a touch of comfort and luxury to the experience. The Siena model is used on the back row, with the Modena on the front row. 

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Lots of planning and hard work by the team at Rayleigh HiFi made it possible for this room to come together superbly. Well done to everyone involved, it's one of the finest cinemas rooms we've had the pleasure to work on.

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Spitfire 16-8

Artcoustic's modular range enables the correct loudspeakers to be specified based on the correct technical requirements. Dedicated cinemas should always be designed to the industry standards of 105db per speaker in the listening position, with an aim for higher if possible to allow for EQ and room treatment. The Spitfire 16-8 will play 124db and is capable of 108db at a distances over 6m, so delivers plenty of power and headroom here.

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Performance PS6 Subwoofer

Serious cinemas have serious subwoofers! The Performance PS6 was chosen here, with 6 x 10" bass units, and weighing over 70kg. We advise having subwoofers that are capable of at least 10db output more than the main speakers, with 136db output, and a frequency response down to 15Hz, this was the perfect complement to the 16-8s.
 

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INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER

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Congratulations to Richard at the team at Niche AV in the UK for this beautiful installation.

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Artcoustic speakers are used throughout the stunning property, with SL 40-30 4-2s and Impact 1 subwoofer in the open plan kitchen, SL C-2 Soundbars under the TVs, and SL 6-3s with Multi SL Soundbar, Targets and SL Architect 2-1s used for the Media Room's Dolby Atmos system.

Careful planning and thought went into the design of the audio visual systems across this amazing home, and the team from Niche AV exceeded all expectations.

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The SL C-2 Soundbar is used as a stereo speaker under the TV, together with an Impact 1 subwoofer - simple, elegant, high quality audio.

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Using Artcoustic throughout the property ensures the same quality levels are maintained in each area. The open plan design means that often multiple zones are playing together, and as all Artcoustic speakers are based on the same building blocks, the sound from each is incredibly similar. More powerful models are used for more fun in certain areas.

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The Media Room is designed to be a very comfortable and inviting place to settle down for the evening watching the latest box set, movie or sporting event. More powerful Artcoustic speakers are used here to deliver the full dynamic range required, whilst also working perfectly with the room design. 

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The bar area, with stunning views out across the gardens, uses a SL C-2 Soundbar underneath the TV, and an Impact 2 subwoofer. When drinks are following and the party starts, this discrete system will play high quality audio at over 100db.

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The iconic SL Multi Soundbar is also available in a single source mono or a dual source stereo version, making it ideal for use as a powerful wide dispersion centre channel, or as a high-end stereo setup. It is designed to be run from a zone of Crestron, Control 4, Savant, AMX, Elan G etc. for high quality multi-room performance with the same discrete aesthetics as the SL Multi Soundbar.

INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER

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Congratulations to Nicola, Simon and the whole team at Sona in the UK for this amazing installation.

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The cinema, using Artcoustic speakers, is an amazing room in which to enjoy movies and big sporting occasions with family and friends. Comfortable, elegant, and most importantly, delivering superb picture and sound quality.

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The team at Sona designed the system to exacting technical standards, so much so that they deservingly were shortlisted for Best Cinema in the 2018 CEDIA Awards. This cinema is part of the larger whole house project, which we were all delighted to see go on win Best Integrated Home Level III at this year's award ceremony.

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CEDIA EMEA 2018 AWARD WINNERS & FINALISTS

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Once again, the annual CEDIA Awards returned to the UK for another year of exciting venues and impressive installations. Hosted at the iconic British Museum in London, the black-tie event brought people from every corner of the industry to celebrate the very best in technical excellence, product innovation and the many ways technology enhances the home. 

This year Artcoustic were delighted and very proud to have had our speakers featured in seven finalist installations and two award winning installations.

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SONA takes home an award for Best Integrated Home Level III

Congratulations to Nicola, Simon and the whole team at Sona in the UK for this amazing installation.

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The cinema, using Artcoustic speakers, is an amazing room in which to enjoy movies and big sporting occasions with family and friends. Comfortable, elegant, and most importantly, delivering superb picture and sound quality.

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The team at Sona designed the system to exacting technical standards, so much so that they deservingly were shortlisted for Best Cinema in the 2018 CEDIA Awards. This cinema is part of the larger whole house project, which we were all delighted to see go on win Best Integrated Home Level III at this year's award ceremony.

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Connected Works and Total Solutions take home Best Home Cinema

An equally impressive outcome for Connected Works and Total Solutions who collaborate on this incredible dual display living room set up and were awarded Best Media Room Level II for their efforts.

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

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Amazing work from all of our partners and another huge congratulations from all of us at Artcoustic! :)

INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH - AUGUST

Congratulations to Cormac and the team at Luxavo in Ireland for this superb cinema installation.

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Artcoustic speakers are used throughout in this amazing Dolby Atmos 5.2.4 system, with Spitfire 16-8s used for the LCR, 2 x Control 3 subwoofers, SL4-2 for the side and Architect SL 4-2s overhead. 

Artcoustic's design team worked closely with Luxavo to ensure the cinema was technically accurate. The screen size carefully chosen for the viewing distance and projector brightness, with the correct loudspeakers locations and dynamic range. This system will play full reference 105db (+3db headroom) easily. The result is a system that is effortless, accurate and dynamic. And great fun!

Well done guys, great work.  
Luxavo 

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Though Luxavo are based in Ireland, and the client is Irish too, the project was actually in Geneva, Switzerland. Managing a project of this scale from distance brings it's own challenges, but Luxavo planned and executed it perfectly. 

The beautiful room design feels very relaxed and comfortable, with Tom Dixon tables, a large L shaped Poliform sofa and the contemporary bar at the back - complete with a walk in wine store and draft Guinness on tap, naturally.

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NEW ARRIVALS TO THE CPH SERIES

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We are happy to introduce two new products to the CPH Series, the CPH Trio 2.1 digital amplifier and the
CPH-10 Subwoofer.

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The new additions to our CPH Series allow you to experience a high-end performance from our smallest ever amplifier and subwoofer.

Combine our new CPH products with selected speakers from our SL range to give a top of the range entry level set-up that will deliver crisp, honest sound for home or commercial environments.

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CPH-Trio Amplifier

The new compact CPH-Trio amplifier comes with an impressive selection of features. This 2.1 digital amplifier features speaker line level input to connect with virtually any device. 

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CPH-10 Subwoofer

The CPH-10 subwoofer has an efficient design, producing a fast, dynamic bass response and exceptional musical authority, easily integrated into any small Artcoustic system.