From two dimensional Audio to real Surround Sound

Surround sound was limited to a single plane until Dolby Atmos and DTS:X added height, allowing the audience to immerse itself in a more realistic three-dimensional acoustical environment.

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X both can work with lossless high-resolution audio. Their biggest advantage is when used in conjunction with a 7.1 channel system plus in-ceiling speakers. This is referred to as 7.1.2 (two ceiling speakers) or 7.1.4 (four ceiling speakers).

If using two ceiling speakers, the speakers should be placed just slightly ahead of the main listening area with one to the left and one to the right.  If using four ceiling speakers, two speakers should be placed slightly ahead and two speakers placed slightly behind the main listening area, again one speaker from each pair placed to the left and the other to the right.

Waterfall Audio offers the ultimate acoustical and visual solution for all HiFi, audio-video and multiroom project requirements that suit any interior.

Audio is catching up

New audio formats have emerged to compliment the advances in video.

How much do you understand about  “object-based” audio?

The various audio effects exist as objects that are directed to positions around the listener as opposed to specific audio channels.  The surround sound system then maps the positions (coordinates) to the installed speaker configuration.  Dolby Atmos and DTS:X provide “object-based” audio.

A major benefit of object-based systems is providing a vertical aspect to the soundscape rather than just a horizontal plane.  Ceiling speakers produce a significant leap in realism over conventional surround sound.

Waterfall Audio offers the ultimate acoustical and visual solution for all HiFi, audio-video and multiroom project requirements that suit any interior.

BENEFITS of UST projection technology vs flat screen TV

Why Projection Technology?
  • Customizable image size, much larger than any TV.
  • Eliminates that BIG BLACK TV PRESENCE in the room.
  • Uses reflected light that is more pleasant to the eye than the emitted light of a TV.
  • Compact size. Blends with the décor.
  • Portability.
Why UST (Ultra Short Throw) projector?
  • Perfect solution when the room is small or there is no place to install a standard projector.
  • Its wide-angle lens allows it to be placed just under or above the projection screen.
  • No one can stand in the beam of the projected light creating a shadow.
Have you seen the SIM2 UST xTV?
Perfect when…OFF!
Perfect when…ON!
  • Better integration with interiors!
  • Designed to suit any room style!
  • Positioned next to the wall that will receive the image.

SIM2 UST xTV World

xTV: The projector is placed on top of the furniture or on the ceiling.
The elegant crystal glass cabinet blends in with the existing décor.

xTV INV: The projector is easily installed inside the furniture.
The crystal glass surface is flush with the top of the furniture.

xTV Q&EC: The projector is installed in the ceiling.
The crystal glass surface is flush with the ceiling.

How much do you know about UHD HDR?

Today’s higher video resolutions enable the viewer to place a larger screen

at the same viewing distance while preserving the video quality.

This is where UHD and HDR come into place.

HDR (High Definition Range) should not be confused with UHD (Ultra High Definition) aka 4K.

HDR makes the pixels more accurate -wider contrast and a larger color palette.

UHD is all about bumping up the pixel count.

The image improves because of HDR – quality of pixels over size/quantity of the pixels!

HDR completes the 4K picture.

How much do you know about SIM2 UHD HDR projectors?