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Beam me up and blow me away!!!

You are immersed in the music; every cell of your body filled.

The audience surrounded and enraptured; thousands of people, one experience.

Lenard K4 Professional sound systems are designed for large scale audience applications including live concerts and major arena events.   The K4 maintains precise dispersion for far field projection and the acoustical image remains consistent across large distances.   The K4 design adheres to the Lenard Audio Application Standards© as part of the seamless integration and transparency of reproduction across all platforms.

 

The K4 Professional entertainment, large-scale, 4-way active sound system is fully horn loaded and behaves similar to a plane wave front, projecting the acoustic center forward 6db.   This gives an illusion the performance is closer than it actually is, thus creating a 3D virtual-reality experience.

 

The K4 can be scaled up or down to accommodate any imagined event size, including audiences of 1 million people or more.   The K4 system is floor standing and can be structured on a much larger scale than conventional line-arrays.

However the K4 is not intended as a replacement for ceiling strung line-arrays.

 

The unique advantage of the K4 is it's "Lego-style" modular adaptability.   There is no limit to the number of cabinets that can be stacked or the variations in which the cabinets can be arranged.   The K4 is fully horn loaded, the 15in folded horn bass cabinets and the 15in linear horn lower voice cabinets are the same size; approx 1m (3ft) x 1m (3ft) x 0.5m x (18in)   Transport is compact and simple.

Be transported into the story.

You have been beamed up and

blown away!

Imagine being in a rain forest and very attentive to the sounds around you; hearing subtlety of detail which extends into infinity.   Record this, go home and play it back on a small stereo.   It will only be recognizable because of remembering.   Turning up the volume of traditional cinema sound systems does not make it sound real.   The sound is made real by removing the boundary of small sized, limited fidelity sound systems and stepping into large-scale fully 4-way active electro-acoustic technology.   Only then does the auditory detail and beauty of the rain forest re-appear as though it is real.

 

Lenard K4 Cinema sound systems are designed to bring you this experience.   This is achieved by bringing the sound field into the audience so you can be included within the story.   Everywhere throughout the cinema the sound scape appears consistent.   It is though the sweet spot has been extended throughout the whole cinema.

 

Disclaimer – The above is understandably dependent on sound production quality of the film, and acoustic treatment of the cinema.   The better these aspects are the more enjoyable the Lenard virtual reality 3D experience will be.

Cinesthesia

Oxford Dictionary Online

 

synaesthesia (Oxford Dictionary Online) - noun [mass noun] Physiology & Psychology"the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body".

Dictionary.com

 

syn-es-the-sia (Dictionary.com),  [sin-uhs-thee-shuh, -zhee-uj, -zee-uh] - noun "a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualisation of a certain colour".

Wikipedia

 

Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia; from the Ancient Greek σύν syn, "together", and αἴσθησις aisthēsis, "sensation") is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.

Design philosophy

Capturing of one of our senses (sound) into a 3D experience carries the other senses with it, giving the image a 3D perception also.  From simply watching a film on a 2D screen, we are now carried into the story adventure and included within it; and all without the glasses and headaches!

Film makers have a dream, and that dream is for you to become part of their film.     So it is with incredible skill, creativity and passion that many films are produced with masterful sound tracks.   Why?

Because creators of great films know that sound is 50% of the motion picture experience.     For the first time in history, a sound system has been created that can reproduce the sound/musical experience film creators intended the audience to hear.

The charter for this design was to deliver the second half of the motion picture experience -sound- and to help realize the film-maker's dream - a virtual reality experience.

Synesthesia (or Cinesthesia™ as we like to call it) is a marvelous phenomenon from within our imagination that allows us to integrate sound and picture into a 3D perception – capturing of one of our senses -sound- into a 3D experience carries the other senses with it, giving the image a 3D perception also.  From simply watching a film on a 2D screen, we are now carried into the story adventure and included within it.

 

Disclaimer – The above is understandably dependent on sound production quality of the film, and acoustic treatment of the cinema.   The better these aspects are the more enjoyable the Lenard virtual reality 3D experience will be.

Fully 4-way active

All K4 systems are fully 4-way active.    4-way active is the application of dividing the music spectrum into 4 registers:  bass; lower voice; upper voice and harmonics.

Fully 4-way active is when the music signal is divided by an internal electronic cross-over prior to it being sent to the dedicated amplifiers and speakers.   This allows for an experience as we hear sound in the natural world.

Specifications

Each speaker stack consists of 4 x 15in  horn bins vertically facing each other  deflecting 90deg for wide horizontal dispersion.

 

K4 Systems are commissioned to order.  The systems are set up as a line-array to any height, by each modular pair per 915mm/3ft.  The speakers are within the cabinets and not seen.  The system can blend into the environment or be finished as an architectural feature.  The speaker system and electronics are factory pre-fabricated and tested prior to installation.  The system is assembled on site to be acoustically aligned and architecturally or aesthetically finished to specification.

Licensing options for marketing are available.

Electronics

  • Amplifier power 400 Watts per 15in horn cabinet
  • 200 Watts per 2in compression driver horn cabinet
  • Amps and electronic crossover are independent or included within  each speaker cabinet, depending on application
  • 4-way electronic crossover Linkwitz-Riley 4th order

Speakers

  • Harmonics 6kHz - 20kHz+, ring radiators (110dB/mW).
  • Upper voice 800Hz - 6kHz, 2in compression driver with  dispersion lens (111dB/mW)
  • Lower voice 100Hz - 800Hz, 1 pair of 15in linear horn voice bins (102dB/mW)
  • Bass 20Hz - 100Hz, 1 pair of 15in linear horn bass bins   (102dB/mW)

Dimensions per stack - Standard K4 Professional System

  • Height - 2400mm / 8ft (incl. 2 x 15in horn bins & 1 x 15in bass bin)
  • Width - 3060mm / 10ft
  • Depth - 440mm / 18ft

Each 15 inch horn bins

  • Mouth - 440mm x 915mm /  18in x 36in
  • Length - 1020mm / 44in

Dimensions vary depending on cabinet arrangement

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