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Christie strengthens Vive Audio range with Powersoft


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Christie® has strengthened its Vive Audio® line array cinema loudspeakers with the addition of a range of professional high-end amplifiers in an agreement with audio leader Powersoft. The Duecanali and Quattrocanali amplifier platforms offer impressive sound quality and complement Vive Audio’s advanced line array cinema loudspeakers to further enhance the Christie Vive Audio immersive sound experience. Both amplifier systems feature the latest advances in switched-mode technology, Class-D design, industry standard speaker processing and high-power capabilities. Christie will continue to manufacture its range of Vive Audio speakers for cinema audio applications, including its LA Series and LS Series loudspeakers as well as its S Series subwoofers.

“We are committed to offering our partners the best performance, reliability and value with our Vive Audio range,” says Chris Connett, senior business development manager, Christie Vive Audio. “Thanks to this new agreement with Powersoft, we can harness its expertise to boost our Vive Audio portfolio with these high-end amplifiers. Powersoft is a renowned leader in amplification technology and speaker processing with a rich history of innovation, and we are sure that our customers will be delighted with the performance of these amplifier platforms to drive their Vive Audio installations.”

The class-leading, energy efficient Duecanali and Quattrocanali amplifier platforms feature numerous developments including Smart Rail Management technology helping lower overall power consumption in a compact design. The amplifiers allow for digital gain-attenuator control, remote on and off switches, and protections to prevent power spikes and short circuits, giving investment peace of mind. The models provide either 2- or 4-channel platforms, with power sharing, advanced network, third party integration capabilities, user-friendly configuration software, monitoring, control and Digital Signal Processing functionality.

“The proven reliability of our Duecanali and Quattrocanali amplifier platforms paired with the amazing sound quality, advanced speaker processing and ample output power, make them well-suited to drive Vive Audio’s advanced line array cinema loudspeakers,” says Luca Giorgi, Powersoft’s sales director. “We believe that incorporating our amplifiers in Christie’s Vive Audio product line further consolidates Powersoft’s reputation in the cinema market.

Having introduced the world’s first ribbon driver-based articulated line array, Christie’s innovative Vive Audio product line is purposely built for the cinema environment. The Christie Vive Audio system provides a hyper-accurate audio experience and unlocks the full dynamic range of DCI digital cinema audio and supports leading formats such as Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X, 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound. Christie Vive Audio features efficient ribbon driver technology and a unique line array design in a single compact cabinet to deliver exceptionally even coverage throughout any auditorium.


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