Paris, France (February 29, 2016)—The Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) Studios within La Gaîté lyrique digital arts and modern music center has become the second facility in Paris to install Amadeus Philharmonia bi-amped monitor speakers.
Red Bull Music Academy is a network of production facilities spread across six continents and a “world-traveling series of music workshops and festivals.” In Paris, Red Bull invited over 60 participants from 37 different countries to join French music icons Jean-Michel Jarre, Laurent Garnier, Nicolas Godin and Marc Cerrone to collaborate at its facilities.
The Philharmonia speakers were designed by Michel Deluc, Amadeus' director of research and development, along with architect Jean nouvel, who designed the new Philharmonie de Paris concert hall building complex. The Philharmonie de Paris recording and mastering studios were the first to install the Amadeus monitors.
Jean Marc Harel, director of sound department and mixing engineer at La Gaîté lyrique, said, "Philharmonia is an innovative, intoxicating and uncompromising speaker system, which offers experienced mixing engineers a terrific monitoring tool capable of making sublime recordings. I am able to perceive and distinguish the intrinsic characteristics of the greatest monitoring systems—timbral transparency, extended bandwidth, perfect impulse response, wide and accurate stereo image, outstanding layering of sound planes—all crowned by remarkable dynamics."
Pierre Le Cardinale, mixing and recording engineer at La Gaîté lyrique, added, "Philharmonia is a brilliant and subtle mix of uncompromising research in the design and combination of components, combined with a perfect mastery of sound and style, orchestrated by passionate people at the forefront of design and innovation," referring to the team at Amadeus and co-designer Jean Nouvel.
Philharmonia is bi-amplified using two dedicated very high resonance digital custom-built class D amplifiers, each amp delivers 700 watts under 8 ohms. Each speaker channel is controlled by a 64-bit digital processing unit capable of a 118 dB dynamic range.