Powersoft Quattrocanali Amplifiers Star in Audio Excellence at Luxury Cinema

Published: April 5, 2024
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Powersoft’s Quattrocanali amplifier platform is central to a recently completed Dolby Atmos install at Cineplexx Westfield SCS, a luxury multiplex in Vienna, Austria.

Cineplexx Westfield SCS is at the heart of Vienna’s Westfield Shopping City Süd (SCS). Following a complete refurbishment, the premium multiplex partnered with CinemaNext to introduce a blend of premium audio and projection technologies in every room.

Among the ten state-of-the-art rooms, six are equipped with Dolby Atmos immersive sound, with two rooms benefiting from the Florence, Italy-based, Powersoft, amplifiers. The UNIQUE room, seating 254 people, has rows of seats arranged in a freestanding U-shape, centered in the middle of the room, providing the best view for everyone, whereas the ULTIMATE room has a standard layout and features Dolby Atmos sound.

The two rooms rely on Powersoft Quattrocanali 1204, 4804 and 8804 amplifiers to drive five Dolby System 133 three-way screen speakers and handle bass management. This strategic choice reflects Quattrocanali’s versatility, the amplifier catering to small-to-medium scale installations with flexibility. Quattrocanali also features Powersoft’s patented SRM (Smart Rail Management) technology, which recycles the reactive energy coming back from the loudspeakers, helping overall power consumption and reducing heat dissipation, thereby cutting operational costs and making it perfect for the eco-conscious cinema.

“We chose the Quattrocanali amplifiers due to their power output meeting the demands of the Dolby Screen system in the two rooms,” explains Christof Federle, CinemaNext’s general manager in Austria. Another reason the amplifier platform was selected, was due to its integration with the Dolby processor via AES67, as well as for its power consumption efficiency, high audio quality and power density.

Installed discreetly in a rack room behind each screen, where the projector and Dolby processor are located, the Powersoft amplifiers integrate with Dolby CP950A for Dolby Atmos certification by using AES67 connectivity, providing an immersive cinematic journey for rooms two and three.

“The integration of Powersoft Quattrocanali amplifiers into Cineplexx’s Westfield SCS luxury multiplex demonstrates our commitment to pushing the boundaries of audio excellence in cinema, while embracing the importance of energy cost saving and sustainability expected by the cinema market. We are proud to be a key part of enhancing cinemagoers’ experience in Vienna,” comments Francesco Cionini, global key account manager, Powersoft.

Powersoft will be attending CinemaCon (April 8-11) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where it will showcase the Quattrocanali and Unica amplifier platforms as well as its haptic transducer, Mover, at booth #2619A.

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