44.1 has since grown to become a leading system integrator for film, video, and multimedia enterprises.
Two of the most in-demand film post-production companies in Paris, Digimage
screening rooms with powerful and low-distortion EXP cinema audio systems
from Meyer Sound. The systems were specified and installed by Paris-based
44.1, the leading French systems provider of high-end post-production
facilities for film, video, and broadcast.
The EXP system at Digimage Cinema, installed in a screening room dedicated
to final checking of new films in various formats, comprises AcheronR Studio
screen channel loudspeakers, X-800C subwoofers, HMS-10 surround
loudspeakers, and a Galileo loudspeaker management system with GalileoR 408
Serge Arthus, sound department manager for Digimage Cinema, noticed the
improvements immediately. "There's more definition at the high end of the
spectrum, lower distortion, improved clarity, greater headroom, and very
good phase stability," he observes. "Several clients have commented on the
excellent definition and dynamics. One told me, 'At last, the right sound
has been found.'"
At its new facility on the west side of Paris, Piste Rouge also offers its
clients the benefits of consistently linear EXP monitoring. Piste Rouge's
larger auditorium 1, used for film mixing and trailers for major French
distributors, is equipped with Acheron Studio screen channel loudspeakers,
while the smaller auditorium 2 is fitted with the more compact Acheron
Designer screen channel loudspeakers. Completing the 7.1-surround capable
systems are X-800C cinema subwoofers, HMS-10 surround loudspeakers, and
Galileo loudspeaker management systems with Galileo 408 processors.
Paul-Henri Wagner, owner of 44.1, has a long-standing relationship with
Digimage and Piste Rouge, having previously supplied both facilities with
Avid Euphonix S5 mixing consoles.
Established in 1985, and taking its name from the sampling frequency of the
then-new compact disc, 44.1 has since grown to become a leading system
integrator for film, video, and multimedia enterprises. The list of clients
served by 44.1 includes the toptier of French broadcast networks, film
studios, post-productions houses, recording studios, and live event
production companies. 44.1 was appointed as a French dealer for Meyer Sound
EXP systems earlier this year.
EXP monitoring systems have been installed at renowned facilities such as
Skywalker Sound, Wildfire Studios, and American Zoetrope, as well as De Lane
Lea in London. EXP has also gained widespread acceptance as the ideal
complement to 3D digital cinema at theatres across North America, Asia, and
Europe, including 60 screens at CinemaxX in Germany and Denmark.
ABOUT MEYER SOUND
Family owned and operated since 1979, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. designs
and manufactures high-quality, self-powered sound reinforcement
loudspeakers, digital audio systems, active acoustic systems, cinema sound
systems, and sound measurement tools for theprofessional audio industry.
Founded by John and Helen Meyer, the company has grown to become a leading
worldwide supplier of systems for theatres, arenas, stadiums, theme parks,
convention centers, houses of worship, and touring concert sound rental
operations. Meyer Sound's main office and manufacturing facility are located
in Berkeley, California, with field offices and authorized distributors
located throughout the USA and around the world.