Our coaxial ceiling speakers: how were they born
Regularly I look at pictures or I attend renovation works for multichannel sound installations, be it Dolby Atmos or Barco Auro, and I see cinemas full of scaffoldings that occupy the same space as the seats. And I understand that these infrastructures are necessary when a new cinema is being built.
But what happens when it comes to converting an existing venue to multichannel sound? The room must be closed for at least a fortnight, part -or all- of the seats must be removed and a big scaffold must be built in place.
We think this is bad for business, so I decided to gather my R+D team and pose the challenge: we have to be able to create a ceiling speaker for multi-channel sound that can be easily installed. Such a simple objective, and such a complex task.
I proudly say we have achieved the challenge, and now we can present our range of ceiling speakers for multi-channel sound.
I proudly say we have achieved the challenge, and now we can present our range of ceiling speakers for multi-channel sound. They make use of coaxial technology and provide a directivity of 90 degrees for a perfect orientation to the recommended area, they are small so they can be installed with a single scaffolding unit, and yet they are powerful enough to reach where sound is needed. They are available with 5", 6", 8 "and 12" inches to suit any room size.
So when the installer gets to the ceiling with our loudspeaker in hand, he will first remove the 60x60cm ceiling structure tile and then replace it with our coaxial speaker. After that, he only has to aim it helped by the laser pointer included in the set and the job is done. In a short period of time he will have swapped one ceiling tile with the 60x60 cm. wisa birch plate that includes the speaker. Easy, isn´t it?
But we still had an unsolved problem: how to install a ceiling speaker when light from the projector runs very close the roof of the cinema? Thus, our youngest coaxial was born: the LW 7601, which has every component facing up so after installation is completely embedded into the ceiling and yet allows the necessary inclination for guidance to the recommended area.
Our coaxial ceiling speaker range does not come cheap, that is true. But we think that, in any case, they are much more cost convenient than building and unbuilding a large scaffold!
Mr. Luis Wassmann