Published On March 27, 2017 | Live Sound, News

Adamson is collaborating with Astro Spatial Audio (ASA) at Prolight + Sound 2017 to let visitors experience true object-based 3D audio for live entertainment. A series of demonstrations will be held using Adamson Point 8 enclosures driven by ASA’s recently launched Sara II Premium Rendering Engine.

The Astro Spatial Audio booth will be encircled by 15 compact Adamson Point 8 enclosures and accompanying subwoofers, forming a high quality audio canvas. Using the power and versatility of just on Sara II engine, ASA will illustrate the new creative possibilities of object-based 3D sound in a live entertainment environment, plus variable room acoustics and stage tracking features.

The 3U, rack-mountable Sara II Premium Rendering Engine harnesses SpatialSound Wave technology, developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT. With a 2.8-inch touchscreen display plus hardware refinements such as ultra-low noise cooling and redundant on board SSD drives, each Sara II engine can accommodate up to 64 MADI or 128 Dante configurable network pathways, all of which are assignable to at least 32 audio objects.

Browser-based access to a user-friendly GUI provides ease of operation with simultaneous control from up to 10 devices (via OSC for MIDI, RS232 and GPIO). Latency is less than 5ms, while operational reliability is ensured with solid construction and a Linux CentOS operating system.

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