International HiFi Show, Melbourne – Show Report

Earlier this month we were excited to be an exhibitor at the first instalment of The International HiFi Show in Melbourne. For the first time in Australia we demonstrated the mesmerising Raidho Acoustics flagship D-5.1 Reference loudspeakers. Alongside the two-channel system were thirteen channels of our LuisWaSSmann fully immersive Dolby ATMOS cinema. We were thrilled with the attendance we received throughout the show and we would like thank everyone who attended our auditions.

Raidho Acoustics D-5.1 Reference HiFi System
Our reference HiFi system featured the Raidho Acoustics D-5.1 loudspeakers, Aavik Acoustics U-300 integrated amplifier, Ansuz Acoustics cables and peripherals, Vitus Audio CD Player and VPI Prime Turntable. The products featured within this system complemented each other delivering a seamless, dynamic and memorable listening experience.

The system played with impeccable ease a multitude of tracks delivering an exceptional performance. The soundstage was massive with vocals and instruments forming a tapestry of sound placing the listener right there at the live performance or in the studio. The separation of the vocals and instruments was equally impressive with the listener easily able to pin point their location. The speakers were so transparent that they seemingly disappeared into the room.

We received many compliments and comments regarding our reference 2-channel system on show, and we would like to thank all that took the time to give us this great feedback. However, there was one comment which resonated throughout the majority of attendees “No matter where I stand or sit the Raidho Acoustics D-5.1 speakers sound amazing”!

If you couldn’t make it to the show, why not give us a call today and book a time to listen to your favourite music in one of our exclusive demonstration facilities.

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LuisWaSSmann Dolby ATMOS Cinema
When we weren’t playing music through the beautiful Raidho Acoustic D-5.1’s, we were treating our guests to a fully immersive Dolby ATMOS cinema experience. The reactions of the audience were fantastic, for many it was obvious this was the first time they had experienced a film in Dolby ATMOS.

The LuisWaSSmann speakers delivered an impactful yet delightfully coherent audio performance. Every spoken word, gun shot and action scene was impeccably dynamic adding to the exhilaration and excitement. Like the audience, we were equally as impressed with the performance of the LuisWaSSMann speakers especially with the knowledge that the amplifiers powering the speakers still had oodles of power in reserve.

The LuisWaSSmann range is vast and features speakers that cater for all applications and budgets. They also have specific models for Dolby ATMOS and provide a range of speakers featuring Line Array Technology for evenly distributed sound throughout your home cinema.

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The stunning visuals for our Dolby ATMOS cinema were provided by the Barco Orion Cinemascope projector. We thoroughly enjoyed using this projector with its exclusive use of the native TI DLP chip that provides pixel-for-pixel rendering of Cinemascope content. Of course, practically all films are now produced in Cinemascope. The native 237:1 DLP engine also allows movies shot in 235:1 aspect ratio to be displayed without the use of any costly anamorphic lenses with the projector automatically adjusting the picture to fit the screen. The projector then self-adjusts once 16:9 aspect ratio content is detected – very impressive!

All of the visual content across the three days was provided by the super-impressive Kaleidescape Strato movie player. This superb product is the World’s first 4K UltraHD high-dynamic-range movie player and features access to the Kaleidescape Movie store which has in excess of 10,000 titles. It provides a beautifully laid-out menu which is easy to navigate with intuitive filtering options such as grouping of movie titles for each actor.

You won’t experience any buffering or start-up messages with the Strato and the unit supports Dolby ATMOS. It really is a must for all serious home cinemas and movie buffs.

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Last but not least, the AudioControl M9 provided all the essential signal processing for our Dolby ATMOS theatre. The M9 delivered a smooth experience easily and efficiently transitioning from 5.1, 7.1 and Dolby ATMOS formats, all utilising the powerful thirteen speaker array.

If you’re interested in any of the products that featured in our Dolby ATMOS home cinema, please be sure to contact our office on 03 8080 1230 for further information.