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.
Dohmann Audio is situated in Melbourne, a modern, diverse and bustling Australian city full of fresh ideas and self-confidence. Built on a pioneering spirit of ‘can do’, the city has quickly grown to be the cultural capital of the country rich in great cuisine and a major tourist destination featuring some of the great sporting events in the world.
Mark Dohmann during his time as an engineer and reliability analyst at a major Australian airline, was focused on aircraft systems and components to ensure reliability. It was here that he understood the importance of the principle that “good design is as little design as possible”. Incorporating this spirit of approach to turntable design and manufacture, Dohmann Audio have produced some of the greatest performance vinyl replay systems in the world. featuring an elegance that only comes with the strictest of discipline.
Placed on the rural outskirts of the cultural and technological centre of Toulouse France, Metronome and Kalista’s quest for naturalness is inspired daily by its surrounding pastoral beauty. 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.
Venice was once the most powerful trading hub within all of antiquity. Strategically placed between east and west, it developed out of an intoxicating melange of exotic ideas, technologies, and goods. Officina Acustica, situating itself just north in the bustling modern manufacturing hub of Thiene, similarly brings modern ideas, technologies, and materials together to create beautiful acoustic environments for Home Cinema and audio applications.
Often overlooked, room acoustics play a hugely important role in the realisation of the ultimate performance of any immersive or two channel audio system. Bringing together many years of study and its application, Maurizio Conti, the founder and CEO of Officina Acustica, has perfected Interior Acoustic Design. Using only the finest Italian materials handcrafted to meet even the most demanding design briefs, Officina Acustica maximises both the aesthetic of a room and its acoustic properties to create profoundly ‘human centric’ entertainment spaces.
SoundSpace Systems is located in Berlin a major world capital with leadership roles in science, technology, arts, and the humanities. It is no coincidence that Einstein rose to public prominence during his years there, being awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921.
Building on this cultural capital, Michael Plessmann, himself a Phd. in physics, set out to design the ultimate loudspeaker. Looking at the challenge from the fundamentals, he created SoundSpace Systems, blending different design elements to form a unique whole capable of being driven by modest powered amplifiers to great SPLs. Soundspace Systems’ catch phrase is ‘Feel the music.’ with this being true in the physical sense with its impressive scale but also in the emotional sense with the connection to the music one experiences.
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”.
Nestled in the heart of Zeeland Denmark, Herning historically was a centre that produced the finest textiles. Attracting many boutique artisans, Herning became a centre for creativity producing much innovative architecture and design furniture. Inspired by this heritage, Vitus Audio produces unique audio components of the finest quality with a distinctive design flair. As Hans Ole Vitus CTO of Vitus Audio himself describes “‘We put technology at the service of the music.’.
Vitus Audio are very different; where other manufacturers peak they only just begin. Their ‘entry level’ range is the Reference Series consisting of class leading components built with the sole goal of reproducing music in as natural a way as possible. Established by musicians, Vitus Audio constantly reference their products against live performances and utilise Class A amplification to achieve uncanny reproduction. Realising the investment their customers make, they also build their product to last, terming their ethos as ‘Forever Now’. As they say, ‘The day Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart sounds dated, so will your Vitus Audio equipment.’.
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.
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