Wanda Cinema Line, the largest movie theater operator in China, has equipped its latest Wanda Hall 9 auditorium at Wujiaochang Wanda Cinema in Shanghai with Christie’s Vive Audio system, which utilizes ribbon driver speakers and Class D amplifiers.
Wanda Hall 9 is an exclusive class of cinema auditoriums targeted at movie aficionados. There are currently three such auditoriums located in Beijing and Shanghai. This particular auditorium at Wujiaochang Wanda Cinema complex boasts more than 270 premium seats and a 17-meter high-gain metallic projection screen. It is the second theater in China to embrace Christie Vive Audio’s expansive line of cinema-specific audio technologies that are compatible with the leading immersive and surround audio formats in the market. This Vive Audio system has also been configured to meet the requirements of the Dolby Atmos sound technology system. Last year, Wanda Cinema Line became the first cinema chain in Asia to equip its Beijing CBD Wanda Plaza cineplex with Christie Vive Audio, to great success.
“Our first Christie Vive Audio installation in Beijing received much acclaim from patrons and industry players alike since its opening in May last year, and we’re convinced that Christie Vive Audio is one of the best cinema audio solutions that effectively delivers the power and performance that offers the best sound experience for our patrons,” said Maojun Zeng, general manager, Wanda Cinema Line. “We’ve decided to deploy Vive Audio at our most high-end Wanda Hall 9 auditoriums as we are fully committed to constantly equipping our theatres with the most modern technologies and high quality presentations.”
“We’re proud and honored that Wanda Cinema Line, our longstanding partner, has once again chosen Christie Vive Audio to be installed at the Wujiaochang Wanda Cinema in Shanghai. This fully demonstrates their strong confidence in our cinema audio solution in delivering dynamic, richly detailed and enhanced aural experience to moviegoers,” said Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific. “Our innovative audio solution and digital cinema projectors, coupled with our team of dedicated technical professionals, will continue to put Wanda at the forefront of the cinema industry.”
The installation in Hall 9 auditorium features more than 50 Christie Vive Audio speakers of varying combinations, including LA3 screen channel speakers, LA3C speakers for ceiling surrounds, LA3S speakers for advanced surround effects, LA4S speakers for wall surround effects, S215 subwoofers (for full range frequency response), as well as S218 for Low Frequency Effects (subwoofers) channels. The extensive range of speakers are driven by the Christie CDA line of professional amplifiers utilizing an advanced high-speed Class D architecture that offer high power output and efficiency and are designed for long-term, continuous operation.
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