Riga, Latvia (December 12, 2011)—Real Sound Lab Japan recently delivered nine units of APEQ-8proDIO acoustic power equalizers to NHK's broadcasting relay division.
The APEQ units will be implemented in the broadcasters’ 22.2 channel monitoring environment.
NHK has been working and experimenting with 22.2 monitoring systems for years now, and the biggest event it will be using this setup for in 2012 is the London Olympics. The monitoring systems will be analyzed by Real Sound Lab's CONEQ measurement software, and from the gathered data, compensation filters will be created and exported to APEQ hardware equalizers.
When Real Sound Lab Japan did a CONEQ demonstration at NHK's studios for the 22.2 system, NHK engineers commented, "The announcer's voice became very similar to the real voice when CONEQ was applied. The clarity of sound image was dramatically improved, and much more precise mixing now can be done. It is very challenging to make 24 speaker systems perform well, but with the CONEQ compensation applied, the result was excellent. We tested our system with CONEQ treatment applied by listening to a recorded golf tournament and figure skating. We felt like we were standing right in the middle of that golf course and the same with the skating rink."
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