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CINEMA OF THE FUTURE CHOOSES ELECTRO-VOICE

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Arcadia multiplexes are setting new standards in the Italian cinema market. This is particularly true of the multiplex chain’s latest project in the Milan region: a cinephile’s dream containing ten auditoria and an imposing sound system from Electro-Voice.

Opened on December 18th, 2007 in Bellinzago (Lombardy), the Arcadia Multiplex offers a superlative cinematic experience. The ambience alone of the ten differently-sized auditoriums–the largest a 300-seater—and the lavishly appointed 900 sq. mt. foyer are enough to set the pulse of any cinema-goer racing…

But this isn’t just about of décor. In terms of equipment, too, the Arcadia offers only the finest. On the aural end of things, every auditorium is THX-certified—the hallmark of superb sound in cinema entertainment. Sophisticated lighting systems make for an equally impressive visual impact. The new Arcadia is also the first cinema in Italy to offer spectacular 3D digital projection.

In terms of audio quality, the Bellinzago installation is setting new standards in Italy. This is largely thanks to EVI Audio’s Italian partner TEXIM, whose installation experts were called in early on in the project planning stage. This was with good reason, since Arcadia and TEXIM had already worked together on the CineCity multiplex in Padua—a positive experience for both firms.

In addition to tried-and-tested cinema systems of the TS series (TS 9040D-LX and TS 550D-LX), a total of 28 EV TL 880D subwoofers are employed in the new multiplex. Nine EV TS 9040D-LX speakers handle the reproduction of the L-C-R information in the three smaller auditoriums and twenty-one further EV TS 550D-LX provide Oscar-worthy sounds in the seven larger halls. The surround channels in all ten auditoriums are delivered by a total of one hundred and fifty-four EV SL12-2V surround speakers.

Power for all these enclosures is handled by a battery of state-of-the-art EV P3000RL and EV P1200 RL amplifiers—ninety-five of them in all—controlled and supervised by IRIS-Net.

The amplifiers are integrated into a single network using 20 NetMax N8000 controllers connected via Ethernet. The network installed in the Arcadia offers total flexibility that transcends classic cinematic needs. The signal chains are entirely digital, with the maximum possible degree of redundancy. At the same time, the audio system is impervious to interference (such as that caused by electrical disturbance).

The integration of additional signal sources, the complete supervision of the system, and the routing of individual signals between the various auditoriums are all handled by IRIS-Net, making the system remarkably simple to manage. The decision in favor of this network was at the same time an investment in the future: without the need for additional external converters or surround processors, the individual soundtracks can be routed to their intended power amplifiers via AES/EBU, with the signal paths at no point straying from the digital domain.

The many guests invited to the complex for the opening gala experienced for themselves the sheer quality of the sound. The wireless microphone of the master of ceremonies aside, no additional equipment was needed. The sound systems installed in the auditoriums truly did justice to the grand occasion, making it hard to believe the “control room? was in fact a virtual console on a single laptop, with all adjustments executed via wireless LAN.

Equipment list (extract): Arcadia Multiplex, Bellinzago (Italy)

Main and surround systems
21x Electro-Voice TS550D-LX
9x Electro-Voice TS9040D-LX
28x Electro-Voice TL880D
154x Electro-Voice SL12-2V

Amplification
58x Electro-Voice P3000RL
37x Electro-Voice P1200RL

Control / Networking
20x Electro-Voice NetMax N8000

IRIS-Net

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