cinema exhibitor services (Ymagis Group - ISIN: FR0011471291 TICKER: MAGIS), and QSC, the world’s
leading manufacturer of professional power amplifiers, loudspeaker systems and
advanced audio products tailored for cinemas, are pleased to announce
the first German “QSC-Certified Theatre” certification awarded to the prestigious
Mathäser Filmpalast Auditorium (m)K6 in Munich
(Germany). Kinopolis’ largest cinema complex, the Mathäser Filmpalast now
boasts a cutting-edge Dolby® Atmos cinema auditorium powered by QSC Q-SYS technology, the
world's most powerful networked audio solution.
The QSC Certified
Theatre Program (CTP) is available to all QSC-equipped cinemas whose operators
agree to adhere to a set of specifications and guidelines. These guidelines
include industry best practices in general room design and acoustics,
projection quality, and sound system design and operation.
The QSC Q-SYS system is a completely new
technology with no equal as an integrated, scalable audio solution in the
cinema industry. Built from the ground up on a powerful, open and IT-friendly
foundation, the Q-SYS platform exceeds the limitations in scope, performance,
and usability that have kept previous networked audio control systems from
reaching their full potential.
Installed in the Mathäser Filmpalast’s Auditorium (m)K6, the
QSC Q-SYS technology consists of a network of 23 QSC DPA-Q amplifiers
and 50 powerful QSC loudspeakers, controlled and monitored by two Q-SYS Core
500i processor. In addition to the new 4K projection system, an
entirely new LED light
concept was deployed as part of an
extensive design and outfitting plan.
“Our company has enjoyed a very successful
partnership with QSC for many years,” said Till Cussmann, CinemaNext Senior
Vice-President. “The QSC Q-SYS has truly revolutionized cinema sound
technology. This system has so many capabilities, uses much less hardware with
a lot more power and turns every cinema into an easy-to-manage, multipurpose auditorium.”
“The goal of this certification program is
to promote a superior cinematic experience for moviegoers. Thanks to our
innovative products and CinemaNext’s professional and skilled installation team,
the result is just outstanding,” added Danny Pickett, QSC’s Director Global
“I’m thrilled to be able to provide a
unique experience to our guests at our upgraded (m)K6 auditorium. Moreover, for
presentations and special events, the newly-installed Q-SYS system offers great
flexibility, transforming it into a multipurpose facility,” said Kinopolis CEO Dr.
Gregory Theile. “The Dolby Atmos installation presented a great challenge to both
CinemaNext and QSC due to the auditorium size and the ceiling construction we
had to put in place. But the effort paid off!”
The largest family-owned cinema exhibitor
in Germany (137 screens in 17 locations), Kinopolis now operates one of the
world’s biggest Dolby® Atmos cinemas (mk6) with 835 seats and a 20.6-meter wide
screen, providing an outstanding image and sound experience to moviegoers.