— Ocean Way Audio displays its new 9-foot-tall by 7-foot-wide HR1 High-Resolution Reference Loudspeaker System — The annual event, for high-end audio and music lovers from Hong Kong and South East Asia, was held in August at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre —
BURBANK, CA, August 25, 2015 — Ocean Way Audio (OWA), a leading manufacturer of high-bandwidth reference monitors for the audiophile and professional audio market sectors, recently had a strong showing at the 2015 Hong Kong High-End Audio Visual Show.
OWA, distributed by Forthwise LTD in China, was showcased alongside exhibitors from all over the globe displaying their world-class equipment and technology. The main event was held in the venue's Theatre 2 stage, featuring the Ocean Way Audio HR1 "No Limits" speaker systems. "Show organizers and audiophiles were stunned by the appearance and amazing sound quality of HR1, newly upgraded to 18" subs," stated Ernie Woody, Ocean Way Audio Director of Production & Operations. "This is the second pair sold into the China market at a price of one-half million dollars, with amps and electronic components bringing the system total to $800,000 USD." The HR1 is the flagship model in Ocean Way Audio's range of high-resolution reference loudspeakers that offer extraordinary fidelity and musical accuracy with a distortion-free dynamic range. Like all Ocean Way Audio monitors, the speakers' smooth on- and off-axis dispersion allows listeners to move around the room and hear the same natural, open sound and accurate imaging in any listening location.
Ernie continues, "The HR1's natural sound and performance is without parallel, as it boasts four-way quad amplification, single two-inch aluminum dome, double radial horn / three-inch drivers, double dual-front loaded horns with 15" drivers, and double dual 18" sub cabinets, with overall dimensions of nine feet tall by seven feet wide per channel!"
OWA Montecito speakers were also shown alongside Mr. Nishikawa's Airforce One turntable uniquely designed with air coupling for stunning sonic quality. The Montecito's were chosen to demonstrate unmatched dynamic range.
Allen Sides, OWA founder and CEO, comments, "The beauty of the OWA signature sound is found in every speaker we design, from our award-winning Sausalito and Montecito systems through the entire HR range. Recording artists and audiophiles alike agree on our superior sound performance. I invite you to listen."
About Ocean Way Recording and Allen Sides
Allen Sides, the GRAMMY Award-winning engineer, producer and mixer who founded Ocean Way Recording, developed these renowned speaker systems. His studios and his Ocean Way Monitoring Systems have since helped artists like The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Eminem, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Radiohead, to name a few, create milestone music recordings. His famed Ocean Way Monitoring Systems can now be custom tailored and installed in commercial recording facilities, private studios, home theaters and a variety of other critical listening environments.
Mr. Sides designed and built Ocean Way Studios Hollywood, Ocean Way Studios Nashville, Ocean Way Studio St. Barth's at Eden Rock and Record One Studios Sherman Oaks. Together, these constitute the most award-winning and successful music studios in the world. Mr. Sides has also personally recorded over 1,000 albums, many of which have become audiophile classics. Albums recorded in Mr. Sides' studios have sold hundreds of millions of copies. Mr. Sides brings a new dimension and understanding to what is possible in high-end speaker design, and the Impact is the realization of this experience.