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Germany’s Haus Zoar Movie Theater Upgrades Sound System

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:36 -- Nick Dager

Located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Mönchengladbach has a history that goes back to the 10th century—but the city’s newly completed movie theater features the latest digital cinema technology. This is particularly true where the sound is concerned. Haus Zoar is Germany’s first cinema to feature a Dolby Atmos Connect interface with Harman’s Crown DCi Series network amplifiers. The cinema has also deployed JBL ScreenArray loudspeakers in an installation that takes surround sound realism to new heights – literally.

Spider-Man 2 Declares Truce in Sound Format War

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 15:16 -- Nick Dager

Spidey has decided to call a truce in the cinema sound format war. Sony Pictures Entertainment is teaming with Dolby and Barco to mix The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in both Auro 11.1 and Dolby Atmos cinema sound. The movie will be released in theaters internationally beginning April 16 and domestically on May 2. The move will no doubt increase the number of movie theatres available to show the movie.

More than 50 Movie Screens in Asia Pacific Feature Barco’s Auro 11.1 Audio Platform

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:57 -- Nick Dager

More than fifty screens in the Asia Pacific Region have been equipped with Barco’s Auro 11.1 audio platform, the company has reported. In the next twelve months, five additional Asian based mixing studios are upgrading their equipment to the Auro-3D Studio System and ten Asian feature films, including No. 1, Race Gurram, Vishwaroopam 2, and Kochadiyaan, will be released in Auro 11.1 by Barco. In addition, Barco partner MBS Studios in Hong Kong and H. Brother in China will be releasing a slate of regional titles.

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