Nantes, France – August 20, 2018 – At CEDIA Expo 2018, StormAudio’s 20-channel and 32-channel Immersive Audio Preamp/Processors will be featured in the Starke Sound (SR#8) and Alcons Audio USA (SR #12) home theater demonstrations, respectively. Additionally, the brand announces the appointment of Global Managing Director Oliver Thumerel, who headquartered in France, replaces Yves Trélohan. Olivier and the StormAudio team will be on-hand to meet with dealers throughout the show.
The StormAudio / Starke Sound (Sound Room #8) demo will feature StormAudio’s ISP 3D.20 Elite preamp/processor. Brand-new to the line, equipped with 20-XLR outputs, the unit is ideal for theaters that require more than 16-channels, such as those that employ multiple subwoofers, or with speaker configurations that accommodate all 3 Immersive Sound formats. Shipping beginning September (MSRP $16,000 US), the processor incorporates 9.1.6 native processing to support Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, which will be used to its fullest by way of the demos.
The Starke Sound demo system consists of multiple 7-channel A7 MKII Class A 480-watt per channel amps; three IC-H5 LCRs; twelve IW-H3 in-wall speakers; two 2,500-watt amplified SUB45 subs and two 800-watt amplified SUB36 subs. Video is provided by a JVC projector and 150-inch 16:9 Spectro Screen.
StormAudio and Alcons Audio USA come together in SoundRoom (#12) to demonstrate their leadership in delivering the ultimate cinematic experience. StormAudio’s flagship ISP 3D.32 Reference Edition immersive audio preamp / processor equipped with a Digital AES output will be mated to an active Alcons 9.x.6 proprietary pro-ribbon loudspeaker system for a full digital path.
Featured will be three Alcons CRMS mkII 3-way screen loudspeakers; six CRMSC-SRHV as top surround speakers and two as side surround speakers; two CRS8 as front wide speakers and two CRS8 as rear surround speakers. For bass duties four of the brand-new dual-coil, extreme-excursion CRMS-LFE18 subs will be deployed. The entire system is driven by 22-channels of Sentinel, Alcons’ high-resolution Amplified Loudspeaker Controller. A Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K laser projector and ScreenAcoustics (DreamScreen) UltraWeave V6 patented acoustically transparent projection screen system provide video.
New StormAudio Managing Director Olivier Thumerel and Team at CEDIA Expo
In step with its worldwide expansion strategy, StormAudio recently appointed Olivier Thumerel as new Managing Director of its worldwide operations including its headquarters in France, US subsidiary and Hong Kong Office. Replacing Yves Trélohan — who stays on as shareholder and Strategic Advisor — Olivier is driving the brand, managing R&D, manufacturing, support operations and sales and marketing.
“Since I’ve come onboard just a short time ago, the global dealer and distributor feedback is consistent in that the StormAudio line is unrivaled on many levels. This includes performance, breadth, features, ease of setup, and web-based system monitoring capabilities,” says Olivier Thumerel. “I, along with Product Development Director Sebastien Gailleton and US Operations Service / Support Manager Chrisanne Rhodes, very much look forward to meeting with dealers to demonstrate our innovative new products, and discuss in detail our plans to continue to serve and support our dealers’ immersive audio system installations to the highest standards.”