Best Sound at ISE: Procella, Trinnov, Artnovion, SIM2

If you didn’t make it to ISE 2017 this year, you missed perhaps the best Procella demo yet! Once again, the Procella and Trinnov combination delivered world-class immersive audio performance to critical listeners, over the four days of the show.

We carefully planned the system well in advance of the show and conducted an off-site audio dress rehearsal with the partners in January. As a result, in our custom-built demo theatre, we achieved the Procella Effect: incredibly powerful and dynamic immersive sound, with visitors praising, among other things, exceptional dialog intelligibility and a formidable low end. By the end of the first day, our booth had become a destination for show attendees, and we played to full houses with standing room only for virtually every demonstration.

The 11.3.10 Atmos/Auro-3D/DTS:X demo system consisted of:
P815 L/C/R channels, biamplified by Procella DA06DSP power amps
P8 High L/C/R channels on the baffle wall over the screen
P6V wide channels (one left, one right)
P6 side surrounds (two left side, two right side)
P6 back surrounds (one left, one right)
P5 height channels (three left, three right in an Atmos configuration)
P5 top channel
V18 Bass Engine subwoofer, driven by two Procella DA07 power amps
P15 subwoofers (one left wall, one right wall, driven by Procella DA05DSP power amps)
Trinnov Altitude32 AL-1624 24-channel processor
Trinnov Amplitude8 power amplifiers (two, used for all channels not driven by the Procella amplifiers)
Artnovion absorbers and diffusors for room treatment on all walls and ceiling
SIM2 NERO 4 4K HDR projector
Screen Innovations acoustically transparent screen

Ranging from the P5 to the P860, we also displayed the entire Procella Audio lineup of loudspeakers for show visitors to see. Many thanks to our booth partners Trinnov Audio, Artnovion, and SIM2. Special thanks go to Ingemar Ohlsson of Audio Data Lab in Stockholm, who provided the room’s acoustical design. If you missed this year’s show, you’ll get another chance at ISE in Amsterdam in 2018. Hope to see you then!


Procella, Trinnov and Artnovion Partner for ISE’s Most Compelling Immersive Audio Demo: 11.3.10 Channel System in Booth 5-U72

For ISE’s most powerful demo, we’ve brought together the global leaders in their respective product categories, With partners Trinnov Audio and Artnovion, we’re constructing a custom-designed cinema to showcase the most advanced immersive audio system at the show – a full 11.3.10 channel system capable of Dolby Atmos®, Auro-3D®, and DTS:X® playback.

“Once again, we are partnering with Trinnov Audio and Artnovion to present a true world-class home cinema immersive audio experience to a global audience of ISE show attendees,” stated Gerben Van Duyl, founding partner of Procella Audio. “All three firms have invested a great deal of time in advance to ensure that this year’s demo system will be truly exceptional, and we encourage all ISE attendees to experience what will undoubtedly be the most compelling audio presentation at the show.”

To ensure a proper acoustical environment for a playback system of this level, we turned to one of Sweden’s leading acoustical designers, our good friend Ingemar Ohlsson of Audio Data Lab in Stockholm. Ohlsson was assisted by the engineering team of Artnovion, who also designed and provided the room’s acoustical treatments. To complete the presentation, brilliant and razor sharp 4K UHD images will be provided by SIM2’s new NERO4 projector.

Thanks to the number of high-performance Procella loudspeakers used and the high spatial resolution provided by the superior rendering capabilities of the Trinnov Altitude32, this system’s performance rivals the immersive qualities of the finest cinemas and dubbing stages. Conventional Atmos processors are limited to rendering only 12 discrete playback channel, while the Altitude32 is capable of up to 32 discrete channels. In the ISE system, 22 playback channels and a total of 24 Procella loudspeakers will be used, including L/C/Rs, three front height channels, two wide channels, seven ceiling-mounted height speakers, six surrounds, and four subwoofers.

Making its ISE debut is the massive dual-18 inch V18 Bass Engine subwoofer, capable of producing an astonishing continuous output of 137 dB. It’s 100Kg sealed-box enclosure utilizes Procella’s unique V-Loaded configuration to produce driver coupling and high compression loading for lower distortion and improved transient response. Additional P15 subwoofers will be used for balancing.

Baffle-wall mounted Procella P815 speakers will be used for the left, center and right channels, powered by Procella DA-06DSP power amplifiers. Three P8s, driven by Procella DA-05DSP amps, will be used for the high left, center, and right channels. Trinnov Amplitude8 power amps will drive the P6V wide channels, six P6 surrounds, and 7 P5 height channels.

Participating in the show for Procella are partners Anders Uggelberg, Chuck Back, and Gerben Van Duyl, who will be joined by the newest member of the Procella team. Jan Anderson. The show runs from Tuesday, February 7 through Friday, February 10. We hope to see you there!