Taipei’s Lux Cinema installs first Taiwanese Vive system
TAIWAN: Christie’s Vive Audio cinema speakers have arrived in Taiwan within the flagship Hall 1 auditorium of Taipei’s Lux Cinema, recently used for the prestigious 2015 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. The installation – the first for the Vive Audio brand in Taiwan – follows a string of similar projects across Asia, and was undertaken by Christie partner Dacoms Technology Co Ltd.
Located in the Taipei shopping district of Ximending, the 800-seat Hall 1 is among Taiwan’s biggest cinema auditoriums, with a 19.5m screen. It was recently one of five theatres selected to host the 2015 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, and is often used for premieres and special events.
Its new Dolby Surround 7.1 sound system comprises Vive Audio LA5 screen channel speakers plus LA4S and LA5S wall-mounted enclosures for surround effects. Low-end extension is delivered via S215 subwoofers and S218 subs for low-frequency effects. The project marks the transformation of Hall 1 into an entirely Christie auditorium – two of the manufacturer’s CP4230 4K DLP projectors were already deployed in a stacked configuration to deliver a brightness of 68,000 lumens – reportedly the brightest in Taiwan.
‘We’re very pleased to work with Christie to install Taiwan’s first Christie Vive Audio system at Lux Cinema’s Hall 1 auditorium,’ enthused Emily Hong, president of Dacoms Technology. ‘We have always been very impressed with Christie’s advancements in digital cinema, and have benefited much from working with Christie’s technical team during the Vive Audio installation process.’
Wayne Chang, chairman of Lux Cinema, was equally impressed. ‘We are amazed by the sound quality of Christie Vive Audio,’ he declared. ‘We’re proud to be the first cinema in Taiwan to install it – the decision to equip this sound system in Hall 1 marks our commitment to bringing an unprecedented audiovisual experience to our loyal movie supporters.’
Finally, Lin Yu, vice president of Christie Asia Pacific, added, ‘We are delighted and honoured that Lux Cinema has chosen Christie Vive Audio to be installed in its iconic theatre complex in Taipei, which has been operating since 1968. This is a clear testimony that besides offering advanced visual solutions, we have also set the bar in immersive cinema sound that both cinema owners and movie-goers appreciate’.