Cinema 21, the largest movie theater chain in Indonesia, has installed Southeast Asia’s first Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system in its state-of-the-art Auditorium 2 at the Epicentrum XXI complex in Central Jakarta.
The 302-seat auditorium, which features a 14-meter screen and plush seating, is the preferred venue for premieres and gala screenings in the Indonesian capital. The Vive Audio system installed has been configured to meet the requirements of the Dolby Atmos sound technology system. Cinema 21 becomes the first movie theater chain in Southeast Asia to be equipped with Christie’s cutting-edge cinema audio solution, which utilizes ribbon driver speakers and Class D amplifiers.
Besides offering truly rich, dynamic and detailed sound, the innovative Christie Vive Audio system unlocks the full potential of the DCI digital cinema audio format and is compatible with the leading immersive and surround audio formats in the market. It consists of wall and ceiling surround speakers that use unique ribbon driver technology in a line array design, purpose-built for cinema environments.
Christie’s Indonesian partner PT Megatech Engineering installed the system, which comprises close to 50 Christie Vive Audio speakers of varying combinations. These include LA3 screen channel speakers, LA3C speakers for ceiling surrounds, LA4S speakers for wall surround effects, S215 subwoofers (for full range frequency response), as well as S218 for Low Frequency Effects (subwoofers) channels. The end result is highly immersive cinema sound known for delivering exceptional power and performance.
“We’ve been working with Christie for almost a decade and have always been very impressed with the company’s constant technological and groundbreaking advancements in digital cinema. We have benefited much working with Christie’s technical team from the Vive Audio installation and are very pleased to once again bring the latest cinema technologies to the audiences in Indonesia,” said Rudy Susanto, president, PT Megatech Engineering.
“When we first heard the sound from Christie Vive Audio, we were so impressed by its clarity and how it delivered the audio details in the movies. This is exactly what we’re looking for to provide our patrons with the best movie listening experience ever,” said Suryo Suherman, president, Cinema 21. “We’re proud to be the first cinema chain in Southeast Asia to install Christie Vive Audio and are confident that it is the best audio system available today for accurate reproduction of immersive cinema audio formats.”
Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific, added, “We are delighted and honored that Cinema 21 has chosen Christie Vive Audio to be installed in one of its most well-known cinema complexes in Indonesia. This is a clear testimony that besides offering advanced visual solutions, we have also set the bar in immersive cinema sound that cinema-goers appreciate. With the sustained growth of the cinema industry in Indonesia, we will continue to devote our commitment and dedication to cinema operators like Cinema 21.”
Cinema 21 www.21cineplex.com
Christie Digital Systems www.christiedigital.com