by ct_acoustic_frontier July 06, 2022

WEB: Aug 17 Newsletter
What's New
Our new "lab" is up and running. FKA (Formerly Known As) The Showroom, we felt lab was a better term, because it's in a constant state of flux and experimentation with new gear, calibration techniques and acoustic treatments.
The lab currently features the awesome new JBL Synthesis SCL-3 and SCL-4 in-wall speakers. These are simply phenomenal speakers - the dynamics you'd expect from a true home theater speaker coupled to superb resolution and insight. Playing back movies on these reveals a whole new layer of low level detail and insight which nearly all high output speakers miss, which really ups the realism quotient of a soundtrack - a cave sounds like a cave, and a wide open space sounds like a wide open space.
The SCL-3 and SCL-4 incorporate JBL's new waveguide tech, which, from an acoustical perspective is without peer - 120x120 dispersion pattern at 10kHz? That's crazy awesome. Makes laying out speakers for spatial audio a whole lot easier! For larger theaters the SCL-2 is the one to use for LCR.
In the lab we've coupled these (for now) to a JBL SDP-75 (a Trinnov Altitude running JBL Synthesis tweaked software) and ATI N-Core amps. Audio quality wise, the Datasat RS20i gets the nod over the Altitude....and ATI's N-Core aren't to everyone's taste (too clean, too cold)...so flavor your JBL to suit!

Cool stuff from around the web....
Crystal Screens - US made holographic projection screens
Crystal Screens - US made holographic projection screens
Crystal Screens are a new projection screen manufacturer with a pretty unique product. It's based on "nano-lens hologram" technology. They offer a 2.5 gain ambient light rejecting screen with...get this...a 120 viewing angle.
Amphion speakers - video introduction
Amphion speakers - video introduction
Crazy, cool Finnish people making controlled directivity speakers in an old gas station.
This video from SoundStage! is worth a watch.
Wisdom Audio jumps on Dirac bus
Wisdom Audio jumps on Dirac bus
Hooray! Another audio manufacturer abandons Audyssey for the far superior Dirac Live!
We don't sell Wisdom - it's awesome stuff...but crazy pricey - but we're seeing a lot of companies including Dirac in their products...it's coming to NAD AVRs and pre-pros soon!

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