Christie today extended its Christie Vive Audio solution with the introduction of the LA2 premium screen channel loudspeaker and the LA3S 3-ohm premium surround channel loudspeaker. Both products are expected to be available in November.
The LA2 Line Array completes the family of LA (Line Array) speakers for use in screen channel applications by completing the gap between the LA1 and LA3 speakers. Using the same Vive technology of 3 1/2-inch ribbon drivers and 5 1/4-inch paper/Kevlar mid-bass cone drivers found in the Christie Vive LA1 and LA3 Series, the LA2 Line Array when paired with a S215 subwoofer offers a 35-degree vertical coverage for auditoriums with room lengths of approximately 78 feet (24 meters).
LA3S-3ohm Line Array Surround Speaker is a well-executed solution to lower overall costs for immersive audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and Auro 11.1. The LA3S-3ohm features the same form factor and Vive technology of 3 1/2-inch ribbon drivers and 5 1/4-inch paper/Kevlar mid-bass cone drivers found in the A3S surround speaker, but with a rated impedance of 3ohm. As a 3-ohm surround speaker, the LA3S-3ohm can utilize a Vive CDA2 amplifier, helping reduce overall system costs while meeting immersive audio surround speaker performance demands.
Designed to support all of the leading cinema audio formats including Dolby Atmos, 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound and Auro 11.1, Christie Vive Audio can be configured to provide the optimal audio solution for any cinema space, from post production studios and screening rooms to traditional auditoriums and premium large formats cinemas.