The 388-seat SilverScreen Theater inside the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California has installed a $1 million Model LS sound system from Steinway Lyngdorf. The design center - affectionately known as the “Blue Whale” in Los Angeles due to its uniquely imposing, shimmering blue exterior - had the audio system installed as one element in a comprehensive roster of technologies inside the SilverScreen Theater, which was designed by Theo Kalomirakis.
Peter Lyngdorf, founder of Steinway Lyngdorf, says, “Having a system which can be scaled to fit both residential home theaters and commercial venues such as the SilverScreen Theater, and at the same time outperforms the pro systems in the market, is a feature we are really proud of. To see this work realized in such an iconic venue is quite an honor.”
The SilverScreen installation utilizes stackable Model LS line source speakers as both front and surround speakers in combination with Model LS Boundary Woofers. A key feature of the line source speakers is that the volume level is virtually identical no matter where you are placed. This means that every seat in the theater has an equal sound pressure level and frequency response, an incredible feature for such a venue.
Furthermore the Model LS speakers has a very high dynamic range and headroom in combination with inaudible distortion, and is therefore able to delivered an extremely high sound pressure level while maintaining control and precision.
The entire system is controlled by a Model P1 Surround Sound Processor with RoomPerfect™, the most advanced room adaptation technology available, and powered by 38 fully digital Model A1 amplifiers outputting 30,000 watts in total.
“We’re delighted that Steinway Lyngdorf has chosen the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater to debut its world-class sound system,” remarked Charles S. Cohen, President and CEO of the Pacific Design Center. “The combination of the venerable Steinway legacy and Peter Lyngdorf’s ground-breaking audio innovations now positions SilverScreen as one of LA’s preeminent screening venues.”
Installation done by Audio Video Interiors, based in Los Angeles, who also manages the daily operation of the theater and all of the special screening events.