Schulman Theatres Installs GDC SX-4000

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Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:48 -- Nick Dager

Schulman Theatres, Dogwood. Photo courtesy of Stuart Whitaker.Schulman Theatres is installing GDC Technology’s SX-4000 Standalone IMB and XSP-1000 Cinema Processor in its newest venue, the Schulman Film Alley in Weatherford, Texas. The new Schulman Film Alley is scheduled to open to the public on October 28. Schulman Theatres partnered with Sonic Equipment Company for the system integration.

"Being a modern pioneer means to be able to adapt and change,” said Tony Adamson, senior vice president, strategic planning of GDC Technology. “In fact, pioneering is essential to have a future. By choosing this new solution from GDC, Schulman Theatres has ensured as technology changes, its new Film Alley will be ready."

“At Schulman Theatres, our philosophy is to continually improve the movie-going experience by offering the most innovative and advanced technologies available to our guests,” said Jasob Schulman, vice president of Schulman Partners. “GDC is one of our most trusted partners. When they demonstrated its next-generation technology, it reassured us we’ll be ready when new technologies knock at our door.”

Key features and benefits of the SX-4000 IMB include:

Next-generation hardware with faster input and output capabilities.

Decoding higher bitrate images and audio files; live or store-and-forward.

Powerful audio processing capabilities to decode up to 32 channels of full, rich immersive sound

Full 16-channel immersive sound capability with two aux channels for other devices.

Unbinds the sound from traditional 5.1 with upmix capability to increase the number of channels for pre-show entertainment programs and alternative content.

Key features and benefits of the XSP-1000 cinema processor include:

Delivers a significant improvement in overall system stability by being integrated with bypass audio circuitry, which allows it to remain operational in the unlikely event of a system failure.

Features low noise digital processing, with up to 96kHz sample rate, which ensures superb audio fidelity and presentation.

Runs on Windows operating systems, which allows for complete system configuration, monitoring and firmware upgrades over USB and Ethernet.

Uses user-defined microphone calibration files and standard or user-defined equalization curves to automatically adjust the graphic equalizer on each channel.

Includes the latest DTS:X format, and is also compatible with traditional 5.1/7.1 surround sound formats.

Shows the current fader level, the format name (which is user configurable), and the measured audio level on each channel of the main audio output on the front panel display.

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