Situated in the heart of Spain, Madrid is the cultural centre of a vibrant articulate country. Aurea dedicated home cinema speakers have built their reputation on the effortless ability of their speaker designs to distinguish vocals amongst the myriad sound effects of a cinema soundtrack. Luis Wassmann the founder of Aurea explains “Intelligibility in the near field has always been our top priority since 2015 when we launched Aurea, our residential cinema product range. And we are happy to say that we have achieved our goal”.
Drawing on 20 years of experience in commercial cinema with their founding brand, LW Speakers, Aurea have developed a state of the art domestic dedicated cinema speaker and amplifier range that excels at price points that make it achievable for both compact rooms and state of the art no holds bar installations. Literally, bring the cinema home with Aurea!
Located 1,655 metres above sea level with the snow-capped Rocky Mountains glistening in the distance through the bright fresh air of Boulder, Colorado, Avalon Acoustics not only knows what purity is, but the grandest scale of the firmament itself. Pouring their considerable intelligence into speakers that transmit every last detail of information presented to them, Avalon Acoustics speakers are hailed as the most neutral and dimensionally accurate loudspeakers being built today. As Neil Patel CEO and Founder states “Music is the passion in our blood, and the muse of our intellect”.
Producing a reference range of loudspeakers from the sublimely compact PM1 to the ridiculously ambitious Tesseract, the culmination of 25 years of experience, Avalon Acoustics offers a range of speakers that almost literally bring your favourite performances etched in time into your listening room.
Back in the glory days of cinema, the Bel Air Movie Circuit was an exclusive club for Hollywood producers, movie stars, and business magnates who had private home viewings of newly released movies within the luxury LA suburb of Bel Air. Today this concept has been extended globally to allow full day and date movie releases utilising the highest quality commercial cinema grade 4K picture and full Dolby Atmos surround sound for those who demand the very best.
Situated appropriately in Ciutat Comtal, or the City of Counts, Barcelona, Spain, Bel Air Cinema is nestled within a sophisticated area at the heart of Catalan where the jet set indulge in the cultural riches of that region. In order to provide the highest quality service and support Bel Air Cinema also have representatives in Los Angeles, Dubai and London to provide seamless coverage for all territories.
If you wish to experience the ultimate movie performance on the opening night of a movie’s theatrical release in the format required by directors, capturing the full capacity of your theater......you need a Bel Air Cinema.
Gold Note is nestled within the redolent hills of Tuscany, Italy on the outskirts of Florence. Steeped in rich history, fine wine and culture, the very streets are an education to the uninitiated. Challenged by such a high minded environment founder and CEO Maurizio Aterini remarks “The Renaissance of our city Florence is a role model to be inspired by every day, a period of great technological innovation and new ideas, and this is the tradition we are interested in – it is our mission to reread it with deference and respect to obtain a direct connection with that innovative spirit of six centuries ago”.
Gold Note is unique in that it produces a full range of audio components from analog and digital sources, phono stages and DACs, amplifiers and a stunning array of the most beautifully handcrafted speakers. Offering exceptional value, Gold Note are continually praised for their intuitive control interfaces, rich detailed sound, outstanding build quality and notable Italian design.
What encapsulates elegance, innovation, and the pride of excellence more than Paris, France the home and consort of Kalista & Metronome. Producing distinctively and quite literally state of the art digital source components, owner Jean Marie Clauzel explains “When we say in French ‘le son vrai’, it means that we try to reach as much as possible the original recording, the studio recording, or live recording, and we try every time we develop a new device to be as analogue as possible.”
Representing the highest form of digital to analogue conversion technology on the market today, Kalista and Metronome have brought studio sound into a living room in as natural and organic way possible eschewing sterility in the search for greater detail and retaining the fully fleshed sound of the original. Ranging from the attainable with Metronome and the truly aspirational with Kalista, both offer digital transport, DAC, and dedicated streaming platforms.
In ancient times the foundations of much of the earth were carved flat by massive glacier flows emanating from the polar regions during the ice ages. Stillpoints, operating in Hudson, Wisconsin, USA, an area heavily molded by these self-same flows, manufacturers isolation components aptly forming the foundation of many successful audio systems.
Freeing electronic components, speakers, and even rooms from harmful vibrational energy, Stillpoint’s isolation systems liberate the full performance of a carefully constructed audio system allowing it to deliver on its full potential. As designer Bruce Jacobs explains “Stillpoints components are not subtractive, they act as a precision filtering system”.
Every now and again an audio company comes along that shakes up the status quo producing product that is both innovative and possessing surprising quality. Waversa is one of those players set to disrupt the market and change its course for the good. As the CEO Collin Shin remarks “We are looking to have a completely different paradigm and do things differently”.
Hailing from one of the most exciting emerging tech capitals of the world, Seoul, South Korea, Waversa have developed a range of product based on its core specialty semiconductor design and software development for digital sound systems. Mastering both their own proprietary digital processing and discrete analogue amplification systems, Waversa is a name you will definitely hear more about.