Natick, MA (May 29, 2020) — Audio Lisbon built a new purpose-built post production facility in Portugal, created to help the post house move into international markets by offering the ability to mix immersive content.
Audio Lisbon had been working in 5.1 for a long time, so the ability to handle fully immersive content was a natural progression. “Being a new facility designed from scratch, it seemed logical to plan and install this format early, to avoid making changes in the future,” explains Pedro Carvalho, partner at Audio Lisbon. “It is also a way for us to be able to offer other solutions to regular customers, as well as attracting new clients from other markets.”
Working with Marcelo Tavares from Audiodesigner for the acoustic design and Paulo Mendes for the technical design and installation, Audio Lisbon opted for Genelec 8341A coaxial monitors in the LCR positions, 8340A two-way monitors for side and rear surrounds and 8330A two-way monitors for the ceiling channels. To handle the LF content and provide bass management, a 7370A subwoofer is coupled with the front and surround monitors while the more compact 7360A model was chosen to partner the ceiling monitors.
Following the installation, Carvalho describes the fine tuning possible with the GLM calibration software as “the icing on the cake.” “Although I had absolute confidence in Marcelo’s work acoustically, it is a huge advantage to have a system that corrects minor anomalies in room acoustics, and makes it possible to store different calibration settings from 2.0 to 7.1.4 in a practical and effective way,” he says.
“I’m a fan of these coaxial models. The quality and sound detail is impressive, and the size/power ratio is amazing. Even though we have chosen a mixture of coaxial and conventional two-way models for our system, the balance obtained is really good. They also have a good dynamic range and good transient response,” says Carvalho. “This investment represents an opportunity for expansion into other markets at both national and international level.”
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