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Are You Ready For Your Next Installation?

As a Custom Installer you are likely to have a Home Cinema installation coming up which you haven’t quite worked out all the details for yet.

As you know, the most defining components of the overall performance of the system will be the audio system, the projection screen and the projector.

Choosing the projector is one of the most straightforward things to do – in fact you may already have done this.

As for the screen and the audio system, the choice is more difficult and of critical importance - matching the wrong kind of screen with badly placed speakers (no matter how great they sound on paper!) could make for a disastrous sounding installation.

With Screen Excellence & Audio Excellence help is close at hand, in fact we’d love to help you design your AV system.

And here’s the thing:

We’ll Do It For Free......Gratis……On The House!

Built on decades of experience in sound system design, Audio Excellence and Screen Excellence products have been developed together with the same focus on performance; uniting to deliver the most coherent and powerful AV experience available.

Pairing the very best AT screens on the market with the correctly spec’d and configured, award winning Audio Excellence system will ensure your next installation performs beyond any AV connoisseur’s wildest dreams!

Leave it to us, and we’ll design a mind-blowing AV system for you and your client.

If you would like to know more, please call us on +44 (0) 1 394 420 220 or drop an e-mail here.

System Design Is Much Easier If Someone Else Does It!


Patrice Congard


Calling All Installers In Russia...

join us in welcoming our recently confirmed Moscow-based exclusive Russian distributor of Audio Excellence:

Founded in 1992, TechInterior (Техинтерьер) have cemented their status as the go-to high-end distributor in Russia after 22 years in the industry.
Initially involved in installation projects, the philosophy of the company has always been to give customers the opportunity to experience the qualities of a commercial cinema in their own home.
As a distributor Techinterior work very closely with their network of dealers to constantly raise the bar in terms of product quality and customer service, endeavouring to ensure that the end client receives the best installation for each unique project.

The Techinterior Team At The Moscow Hi-Fi & High End Show. April 2019.

Discussing what drew Techinterior to Audio Excellence, AV brand manager, Grigoriy Moore notes:

"Audio Excellence has many advantages. The sound is certainly of the highest quality, while the compact size of the speakers defies their huge SPL. This is a well thought out, complete audio solution. Considering all these advantages, the pricing is also excellent.
Of course, one of the main reasons for cooperation is the convenience of working with the guys from Audio Excellence."

Techinterior's showroom is open now to dealers and installers for demonstrations by appointment.

Book an appointment to experience the winning combination of Screen Excellence and Audio Excellence at Techinterior's newly refurbished showroom.



If you are not based in Russia but would like to find out who your nearest Audio Excellence distributor is you can check here or email us here.


Patrice Congard


Calling All Installers In Australia...

join us in welcoming our dynamic new Sydney-based partner:

With exclusive distribution of both Audio Excellence and Screen Excellence under the same roof, it means products designed and developed together can be supplied together and used in perfect harmony to ensure you deliver the very best installations to your customers.

After growing up around audio-visual gear in his father’s HiFi store, James Hicks opened Oceanic’s doors 13 years ago.
Initially specialising in audio products, Oceanic has evolved over time into a Home Cinema Distribution company, going above and beyond expectations to provide a fully comprehensive distribution service to the dealers in their market.

James Hicks of Oceanic Distribution.

Discussing what sets Oceanic apart from other distributors, James notes:

“Unlike traditional distributors, we work very closely with our dealers and their end clients to help them design rooms, systems and solutions from end to end.”

Oceanic is presently expanding their portfolio - partnering with luxury brands to deliver solutions to a much broader range of budget.
From Oceanic’s point of view, Screen Excellence and Audio Excellence were an easy choice, based on the reputation of Screen Excellence with the ability to now offer a comprehensive audio-visual solution originating from the same stable.

“With such a great range of high-end solutions Screen Excellence was an easy choice. And now, with the high-performance addition of Audio Excellence, we are very happy to bring both brands on board to offer the total solution.”

Oceanic’s re-vamped showroom is open now to dealers and installers for demonstrations by appointment.

Book an appointment to experience the winning combination of Screen Excellence and Audio Excellence at Oceanic Distribution's newly refurbished showroom.


If you are not based in Australia but would like to find out who your nearest Audio Excellence distributor is you can check here or email us here.


Patrice Congard


Are You An Installer Who Wants To Stand Out From The Crowd?

Do you struggle to offer your clientele an outstanding scalable audio solution to consistently provide the thrills of a real cinema experience?

If you have read the positive reviews in the international press about the Audio Excellence approach to Home Theatre sound design and seen the endorsements from many independent professionals, you have probably already considered moving to Audio Excellence as your hi-end brand offering.

But....

Perhaps you feel it is risky to adopt a new brand that is not as established as your current “go to” brands. Or maybe you are unsure how to implement a new approach to system design without a big headache?

If you have not yet had the confidence to leave the comfort of the brands you are used to, rest assured it has never been easier to do so.

On 8th April CEO Patrice Congard set out on a globetrotting journey to visit two brand new Audio Excellence distributors Tech Interior from Moscow and Shanghai based Brighten Hifi - two of the most experienced AV distributors in their respective countries.

Patrice spent time with both distributors, attending Russia’s HiFi and Hi End Show and The Shanghai International Home Theater show to offer training and words of wisdom to our new friends. ensuring they have everything they need to fully support dealers and installers in their given territory.


Patrice with Robin Cai of Brighten HiFi at the Shanghai International Home Theater Show

The positivity from these early adopters of the Audio Excellence brand was palpable - their excitement at being able to offer their installers a unique and innovative audio solution is truly infectious.

This level of support means your local distributor will offer a fast and free system design service as standard - expect to be supplied with an Audio Excellence configuration to match your installation before you have even considered the design of your sound system!


You might now be asking yourself the same questions we are asking:

Why continue with unexciting Home Theatre audio equipment from brands you have used for years?

Why put yourself in competition with every other installer in your market?

Why stagnate your offering and hinder the success of your business by not exploring the latest developments on the market?

If you are unsure who your local distributor is, you can check it here or contact us to find out.


Be part of an exciting new adventure in home theatre audio to take your installations to the next level!

With great distributors around the world offering invaluable complimentary advice and support, and our commitment to offer the very best products, Audio Excellence can easily become part of your outstanding portfolio.

We’ll be properly introducing our very newest international distributors: Brighten Hifi, Tech Interior and Oceanic distribution in more detail over the coming weeks.


Patrice Congard


What Will Be The Next Big Leap Forward In TV Entertainment?

Let’s think about the human race for a moment:

We put a man on the moon before thinking of adding wheels to a suitcase….

Neil Armstrong was certainly a hero, but he hasn’t done much to improve my everyday life!

However, when I’m running for a train, I always spare a thankful thought for Mr Sadow and his simple solution to an everyday problem.



So, What’s Next For TV?

32K resolution? A holographic 3D display? Another cracking improvement in contrast?

Actually, it will be the ability to create the same “suspension of disbelief” provided by a real cinema experience but …….using a TV screen.

TV has, so far, never replicated true cinema, despite larger screens, larger resolutions and higher display performance.


Why Can’t TVs Currently Offer This Experience?

Simply because the sound can not physically emanate from its visual position - the middle of the screen.


What’s The Solution?

Some out-of-the box thinking has allowed Audio Excellence to develop a powerful (I mean, seriously powerful) out-of-sight loudspeaker which localises the sound source within the image.….. even on a flat panel TV.


Where Can You Experience The Magic For Yourself?

Certainly not at the large TV screen manufacturer stands - this is not another invention from those giants.

Visit us at the ISE, stand stand 1-Q110, for a glimpse of the future of cinematic TV – we’ve named it the UFO.


See you there!

Patrice Congard


How About Taking Your Skills In Home Cinema Design To The Next Level?

On Wednesday 23rd January 2019, CEDIA certified industry members can earn 2.5 CEU points by attending training organised by Screen Excellence & Audio Excellence and hosted by CAVD (see details below).

Designing The Audio System In The Time Domain Offers Higher And More Predictable Performance.

Sound is an event which happens in the time domain. Trying to optimise it by focusing on the frequency domain makes things needlessly complicated.

The audio training, given by Patrice Congard, proposes a logical method to design, system layout and specific audio measurements - an approach which makes calibration simpler and consistently delivers the best possible experience of movie soundtracks for the home cinema user.

The Projection Screen Is An Audio Component. Really?

By considering the focal point of the cinema not just as a video product, but as a potential physical barrier to sound, you can appreciate how determinant its impact on the complete experience of the cinema user is.

With Screen Excellence COO Jaro Pollanen you will explore the importance of the modern projection screen in today’s home cinema and - more essentially - how to select the correct screen for your installation.

You will also benefit from “hands-on” practical experience assembling the component parts of a Screen Excellence screen.


The address is:

  • CAVD
  • G, Rose Business Estate
  • Marlowe SL7 3ND
  • June 14, 10:00 a.m.

Googlemaps link

Book Your Seat


Kind Regards,

Patrice Congard


Have You Ever Seen A UFO?

In late December 1980, a series of sightings of unexplained lights near RAF Bentwaters, England became one of the most famous UFO events to have occurred in the United Kingdom.
39 years later, and a stone’s throw from the landing site, a new UFO will emerge from the home of Audio Excellence.

In February 2019 at the ISE we will unveil a totally new sonic concept - so unusual that we have named it the “UFO”, in tribute to our local extraterrestrial incident.

Unusual? What else is left to invent in sound systems?

Rewind to 1996 when I left the sound reinforcement industry to focus on what I perceived as the main issue facing Home Cinema installations:

The conventional solid projection screen was a physical barrier to the proper appreciation of a movie’s soundtrack.

Sound and Image coherence is of utmost importance when delivering the essence of a true Cinema experience - the “suspension of disbelief”.

To be credible in today’s world, the sound (from the L,C,R channels) must be perceived as originating from the image. It is now well established that a proper private cinema screen must be Acoustically Transparent.


What about Media rooms?

As flat screen TVs grow in size, they become a justifiable alternative for the drop-down projection screens traditionally used in a Media room.

This immediately presents a problem:

How can the sound come from the image displayed on a large rigid solid screen, like a flat panel TV?

Audio Excellence will reveal the solution to this problem at the ISE in February 2019 - stand 1-Q110


Kind Regards,

Patrice Congard


I will be running a free CEDIA training session on the Congard Code method of Home Cinema installation on Thursday, June 14th 2018.

The Congard Code is an innovative approach to sound system design offering unique benefits:

Recreate The Thrilling Experience Of Full-Scale Commercial Cinema At Home

Achieve Uniform Sound Quality Throughout The Audience - Forget About The “Sweet Spot”

Reference Sound Pressure Level Playback

Simple Installation Guidelines

The Audio Excellence Series, Calibrated Using The Congard Code, Is Currently Turning Heads In The AV Industry.

The talk will be followed by a demonstration of the Audio Excellence medium-size system, installed in the auditorium next to the training room.

Attendance of this training session is awarded 2.5 CEU points by CEDIA.

The address is:

  • CAVD
  • G, Rose Business Estate
  • Marlowe SL7 3ND
  • June 14, 10:00 a.m.

Googlemaps link

Book Your Seat


Kind Regards,

Patrice Congard


How Much Do You Trust Independent Reviews?

Perhaps it depends on the publication or even the reviewer….

In our industry, Widescreen Review has a long-standing reputation as a world-wide reference for product evaluation. I couldn’t help feeling a slight sense of trepidation when putting our Audio Excellence system in the hands of reviewer Doug Blackburn.

I had no doubts about the quality of our system and its ability to deliver, but who wouldn’t be anxious when having years of work assessed by an industry tastemaker!

After several weeks, the first part of Doug’s evaluation was published. Although only a description of the system, its various components and of theory behind the configuration, it showed an understanding of the purpose and design of Audio Excellence and what this particular 7.1 system hoped to prove.

One month later came the publication of part two, the real evaluation.

What a wonderful surprise!

I am so delighted to receive such a glowing review and intuitive comments from Doug Blackburn that I feel I must share at least one with you:

"Audio Excellence likens the performance to bringing the sound of commercial theatres into your home, but I’ve only been to one commercial theatre that sounded remotely as good as this Audio Excellence home theatre system."

Visit widescreenreview.com and read the full article here


Kind Regards,

Patrice Congard


All Audio Excellence products have been designed with the utmost attention to detail, embodying state-of-the-art knowledge to deliver the ultimate listening experience.

If you have not registered with Audio Excellence already, please do so here for full access to our full range of online resources.

In the USA:
paul@mutocomm.com
Tel: + 1 631.849.4301

In the UK and the rest of the world:
sales@audioexcellence.one
Tel: + 44 (0)1394 420 220

Join Us As We Welcome Our First US Sales Reps.

Selling in many markets around the world since its 2016 launch, Audio Excellence made its North American debut at the 2017 CEDIA Expo. Garnering critical acclaim, the line has begun to take root amongst high-end home theatre designers in the US. The brand is developing a national sales network, today announcing the appointment of its first independent sales reps in the US, with opportunities for representation in other territories.

Just In Case You Don't Know The Background:

Designed by Patrice Congard the Audio Excellence system is comprised of custom-made speakers, multi-channel amps and DSP control – often used in conjunction with an acoustically transparent film screen. The system follows Patrice’s patented approach to layout logic and signal routing known as the ‘Congard Code’. The result is a home theatre experience that yields the type of superior dialogue intelligibility and bass management witnessed only in professional and commercial cinemas.

The Audio Excellence Series Of Loudspeakers and Amplifiers

Metro New York integration firm S.E.A.L. Solutions serves VIP clientele including athletes and Hollywood actors. “Whether we get called to design a theater from the ground-up or simply upgrade to 3D audio, the heightened realism of the Audio Excellence system is hugely exciting to our customers. The added bonus is that this helps me further differentiate S.E.A.L. from others,” says S.E.A.L. principal Chris Wyllie.

Audio Excellence has appointed its first independent sales rep firms, well-versed in the benefits of building home theatres around acoustically-transparent film screens. They are:

  • - The Dan Drook Group, Dan Drook: Covering Ohio, W. Virginia, W. Pennsylvania and Indiana and Kentucky.
    Email: hrefddrook@embarqmail.com / Phone: 574.527.7587.
  • - Accent Marketing Associates, Wayne Brown: Covering Illinois and Wisconsin.
    Email: wayne.brown@accentmktg.com / 630.515.1141.
  • - BrandReps USA, Howard Borsa: Covering Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
    Email: Hborsa@brandrepusa.com / Phone: 770.286.0089.
  • - Pacific Rim NW Marketing, Dee Farr and Mark Giovannetti: Covering Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and N. Idaho.
    Dee Farr Email: dee8720@gmail.com / Phone: 425.503.8720.
    Mark Giovannetti Email: markgioman@gmail.com / Phone: 206.334.2155.
  • - Current Marketing, Paul Epstein: Covering Arizona, New Mexico, Clark County Nevada and El Paso Texas.
    Email: Paul@greatreps.com / Phone: 480.922.0200.

Open Territories

Limited opportunities currently exist for representation in other areas of North America and distribution in other global markets.

Public relations & marketing firm Muto Communications is managing US business development. Contact Paul Muto at paul@mutocomm.com / 631.849.4301. For the rest of the world contact sales@audioexcellence.one / +44 1 394 420 220

If you have not registered with Audio Excellence already, please do so here for full access to our full range of online resources.

For more information, please visit www.audioexcellence.one or contact us sales@audioexcellence.one


Kind Regards,

Simon Britcliffe
Marketing Manager


Do You Know About Edge Diffraction?

Cabinet edge diffraction is a phenomenon where secondary sound sources are created by acoustic diffraction on the edges of the cabinet at certain frequencies. These interfere with the loudspeaker’s initial wave. The result is a colouration or “blurring” of the sound.
To avoid this, the front edges of the speaker can be rounded – This is quite common in speaker design.

However, a minimal cabinet depth, as exhibited by the Vertex Series of loudspeakers, prohibits this traditional way of combating edge diffraction.


How Does The Vertex Series Solve Edge Diffraction?

The design brief was to produce a range of high performance, high SPL, high sensitivity loudspeakers, whilst maintaining a shallow cabinet depth capable of in-wall installation.
The Vertex series takes a ground-breaking approach to design. The most noticeable feature is the unusual use of foam on the front of each unit.
You might be wondering why the foam is used and why it sets our Home Theater audio solutions apart from the competition.

The Vertex series of loudspeakers uses absorbent foam to solve edge diffraction whilst maintaining the shallow cabinet depth required for in wall installation.

The foam is a highly absorbent material. Surrounding the drive units, it absorbs the surface wave, hence reducing edge diffraction. Using this approach ensures that the clarity of sound from the drive units is uncompromised, whilst maintaining a physically very shallow depth loudspeaker capable of in-wall installation.

Initially available in “pearl grey” an additional colour option of black is now available.


Kind Regards,

Patrice Congard


All Audio Excellence products have been designed with the utmost attention to detail, embodying state-of-the-art knowledge to deliver the ultimate listening experience.

Vertex: An Unconventional Look For A Good Reason.

If you have not registered with Audio Excellence already, please do so here for full access to our full range of online resources.

In the USA:
paul@mutocomm.com
Tel: + 1 631.849.4301

In the UK and the rest of the world:
sales@audioexcellence.one
Tel: + 44 (0)1394 420 220

We've been in business for 10 years! Time really flies!

Screen Excellence opened it's doors in England 10 years ago this February and quickly evolved to be a market leader in Acoustically Transparent screen technology.

Subsequently, gathering feedback and insight into the needs of the custom installer, we soon discovered something lacking in the Home Theatre Audio domain: Dedicated High-SPL, high dynamic range, lifestyle loudspeakers and audio systems.

Beginning in 2015, an intensive 2-year period of R&D yielded an audio solution to meet these exacting criteria, resulting in a unique approach to producing an accurate and powerful rendering of sound.

Debuted live at CEDIA 17 to an expectant audience, our complete system was awarded “Best Demo In Show” by AVS forum.

We believe your clients deserve a true cinematic experience.

The Audio Excellence range, in harmony with a Screen Excellence AT projection screen, combine effortlessly to make this dream a reality.

To discuss the unique prospect of partnership for distributors willing to offer this award winning screen and audio combination to their clients, please make an appointment to visit stand 1-Q110 at ISE 2018.

For more information, please visit www.audioexcellence.one or contact us sales@audioexcellence.one


Kind Regards,

Patrice Congard


Audio Excellence Joins The Cinema Designer Database

Audio Excellence is pleased to announce that its products are available within home theatre design software, The Cinema Designer’s manufacturer database, allowing any home cinema installer, designer or dealer anywhere in the world to design technically accurate home cinemas and media rooms using the brand’s range of home theatre audio products.

Detailed dimensions of the Audio Excellence products are used to recreate them within TCD.

Audio Excellence’s home theatre products are available now in TCD, comprising the Vertex series of loudspeakers, Raijuu range of subwoofers, Quattro series of amplifiers, Octo eight-channel power amplifier, and Control 4.8 DSP crossover.

Accurate CAD drawings are generated quickly using TCD

TCD users can confidently design technically accurate 32 channel count Dolby Atmos and DTS:X home cinemas using Audio Excellence’s products; TCD will calculate the exact speaker placements in seconds.

TCD eliminates the guesswork when it comes to placing all the required loudspeakers accurately in a room in a way that is relative to the listening area, while eliminating equipment combinations that simply won't work. In fact, using TCD is the only way home technology professionals can accurately design technically perfect high spatial resolution home theatres in minutes.

Additionally, close collaboration to successfully implement The Congard Code approach to audio system design within TCD is underway.

Screen Excellence’s range of home theatre screens are also available in TCD.

“Audio Excellence’s and Screen Excellence’s company’s founder, Patrice Congard is a very well-respected individual in this industry, and Audio Excellence as a company reflects this,” comments TCD MD, Guy Singleton. “We are very pleased to be able to offer these products to our users around the globe.”

“We are thrilled to have all of our products now embedded in TCD software. This will make it easy for our customers to specify our products and to design elegant solutions for their clients.” Adds Audio Excellence CEO, Patrice Congard. “We are convinced that TCD offers the ideal platform to bring our brand and philosophy to new audiences on a worldwide scale.”

TCD is also offering any Audio Excellence dealer complimentary TCD webinar training, which will guide the attendee through the entire cinema or media room design process. Those wanting to take advantage of this should email to book a training session.

Installers are required to create a TCD account to start designing home cinemas and media rooms. For more info on TCD subscription options and pricing, click here.

Click here for a video tutorial of the complete TCD cinema design process.

What do the experts say about TCD? Watch this short video to find out.

If you have not registered already, please do so here for full access to our full range of online resources.

In the USA:
paul@mutocomm.com
Tel: + 1 631.849.4301

In the UK and the rest of the world:
sales@audioexcellence.one
Tel: + 44 (0)1394 420 220

For more information, please visit www.audioexcellence.one or contact us sales@audioexcellence.one


Kind Regards,

Patrice Congard


Have you ever visited a post-production studio?

Published 2nd November 2017 | By Simon Britcliffe

If you have experienced this incredibly creative environment you may also have been lucky enough to be present at the magic moment when the movie producer, editor, sound engineer and the crew.... all tired... late at night, decide that, "Yes! it’s in the box - Job done!". A pure moment of achievement, relief and happiness!

The post-production team have just scrutinized the movie "just one last time" and agreed that it delivers a fantastic experience. They are proud of what they have produced, and sincerely hope that as many moviegoers as possible will share an identical experience.

Unfortunately only a handful of high-end commercial theatres are capable of reproducing this TRUE experience, most people will not have access to this level of performance and detail, due to less than accurate playback systems, or even flat panel TVs!

Understandably, most people don't have access to the level of performance and detail experienced in a post-production suite.

Now.....here comes the challenge: To deliver the TRUE experience in a Home Theater.

This is why Audio Excellence has developed The Congard Code.

The approach is controversial but the results are undisputed and award winning.

Discover how and why Audio Excellence provides the TRUE experience here.

Remember, you can also access a complete guide to Home Theater installation here.

If you have not registered already, please do so here for full access to our full range of online resources.

In the USA:
paul@mutocomm.com
Tel: + 1 631.849.4301

In the UK and the rest of the world:
sales@audioexcellence.one
Tel: + 44 (0)1394 420 220

For more information, please visit www.audioexcellence.one or contact us sales@audioexcellence.one


Kind Regards,

Patrice Congard


A visit to Loudness Films Studio in Lisbon was illuminating...

Published 26th October 2017 | By Simon Britcliffe

Let’s face it, I am lucky!

A few years ago, we sold a Screen Excellence projection screen to Loudness Films Studio in Lisbon, Portugal. This facility is run by Branko Neskov, a world renowned sound engineer.

So, when on holiday in Lisbon last week, I rang Branko and asked him if I could visit his studio.

He welcomed me warmly, and here I was: In a great Dolby Atmos mixing/dubbing studio in the sweet town of Lisbon.

Branko ran a demo, first with the usual Dolby test Blu-ray, which I am familiar with, and then with an extract of a movie they have been producing locally, in Catalan language.

The sound was powerful, clean, detail-rich and beyond any shortcoming. The Atmos localisation worked as well as I had ever heard.

Then I had the opportunity to discuss the studio set-up with Julius « Joules » Newell - the system designer. This is where it gets seriously interesting…

Continue reading here.

Remember, you can also access a complete guide to Home Theater installation here.

http://audioexcellence.one/article1.html

If you have not registered already, please do so here for full access to our full range of online resources.

In the USA:
paul@mutocomm.com
Tel: + 1 631.849.4301

In the UK and the rest of the world:
sales@audioexcellence.one
Tel: + 44 (0)1394 420 220

For more information, please visit www.audioexcellence.one or contact us sales@audioexcellence.one


Kind Regards,

Patrice Congard


Audio Excellence wins "Best of CEDIA" award!

Thanks for visiting us!

As the dust finally settles on our most successful CEDIA event to date, we’d like to say thank you for visiting what AVS Forum’s Scott Wilkinson called the “Best overall demo” at CEDIA 2017. The Audio Excellence/Seymour Screen Excellence/Wolf booth was understandably rammed for the entirety of the show!

The San Diego convention center was the perfect setting for the launch of our flagship audio range and the response from visitors and reviewers alike has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic, truly cementing the status of Audio Excellence and Screen Excellence as ground-breaking leaders in the AV market.

Here's what people are saying about Audio Excellence already:

avsforum.com

“The best overall demo I experienced at CEDIA was presented by Seymour-Screen Excellence, Audio Excellence, and Wolf Cinema. The sound of the 7.2.4 Audio Excellence system was superb—loud but not fatiguing—and the Wolf TXF-5000 4Klaser-illuminated projector produced the best image I saw at the show. That image was supported by the newly introduced Seymour-Screen Excellence Enlightor-Neo acoustically transparent screen measuring 142″ diagonally. I could have stayed in that room for hours!”

- Scott Wilkinson on September 13, 2017

avnirvana.com

"Quite a few audio and video companies joined forces to showoff unique projector-based home theater systems at CEDIA 2017, and none of them compared to the Seymour-Screen Excellence/Wolf Cinema/Audio Excellence demo room."

- Todd Anderson on September 13, 2017

As enquiries from new dealers start to flow in, we encourage you to contact us sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment. We’d also love to hear your thoughts on your first experience of the Audio Excellence system.

In the USA:
paul@mutocomm.com
Tel: + 1 631.849.4301

In the UK and the rest of the world:
sales@audioexcellence.one
Tel: + 44 (0)1394 420 220

For more information, please visit www.audioexcellence.one or contact us sales@audioexcellence.one


Kind Regards,

Patrice Congard


7 + 1 = 8! Would you agree?

If you are a custom installer, you will immediately appreciate the benefit of using an 8 channel amplifier in a 7.1 system installation.

Now, encompassing more ambitious formats, in a 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos or any 3D audio format, an 8 channel amplifier would be most welcome to juice up the surround and ceiling speakers in one go.

The requirement for an 8 channel amplifier is quite apparent, hence there are already a few available on the market. However, these convenient amplifiers are most generally underpowered, as their designs face power supply limitations.

As you are probably already aware, an underpowered amplifier has a most derogatory effect on the sound quality and loudspeaker life in an audio chain: A clipping amplifier always sounds worse than one that is not clipping. Moreover, it is likely to damage your loudspeakers.

This is the reason why Audio Excellence are launching our brand new Octo 05 amplifier.

The Octo 05 provides a healthy 500 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms or 900 Watts into 4 Ohms, simultaneously.

Operating in class D, it uses ultrafast switches allowing a >109 dB signal / noise ratio, hence avoiding the often derided “digital” sound.

The result is a great sound! Comparable to a high end analogue amplifier with substantially more power.

At this stage, you might expect it to cost an arm and a leg… the good news is: Not really!

Interested? Curious? Give us a call on + 44 (0) 1 394 420 220


Kind Regards,

Patrice Congard


Audio Excellence are delighted to announce our UK distribution will be exclusively handled by Custom AV Distribution!

Sister brand Screen Excellence and CAVD have been working together successfully since 2015 helping integrators to supply our coveted projection screens to many home cinema projects. Furthermore, from inside the walls of our Suffolk factory there has been extensive research and development throughout 2016 to bring a new speaker system to market. Along with the products themselves, the Congard Code will ensure the best results when installing the system.

Patrice Congard’s ‘Audio Excellence’ is now ready to be installed into any lucky enthusiast’s home and, together with CAVD, we are looking forward to a prosperous relationship throughout the UK. CAVD are also about to unveil their new demonstration facility in Marlow featuring an Audio Excellence Dolby Atmos speaker system in the cinema showroom to introduce the sound and code to dealers.

Jaro and Jamie at Essential Install Live! 2017

Please join us in welcoming Jamie Pullen and his team to our Audio Excellence distribution network!


Kind Regards,

Jaro Pollanen


Now it is easy for you!

Compared to the basic-entry level- approach of a single do-it-all receiver, ultimate audio performance requires a combination of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and large power amplification. However, this also requires quite a few cables and some careful wiring.

To make your life easier, you can now get the this same high performance in a single unit, eliminating any intermediate wiring.


DSP Quattro 06

Designed for ultimate performance and flexibility with extreme ease of installation, the DSP Quattro 06 is combining a digital active crossover with a 4 channel high-power amplifier. Any of the 4 input signals can be routed to any of the outputs or summed on any single output making this is the ideal solution for powering the L,C,R channel speakers with a summed channel bass extension.


DSP crossover
24/48 D/A converters & processor, Full PC parameters control

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz- 20 kHz +/- 0.25dB
  • Signal / Noise ratio: >110 dB
  • THD 20 Hz-20 kHz @ 1 W: <0.01%
  • Mute: Individual on all inputs and outputs
  • Processor: 48 kHz, 48 bit floating point
  • PC port com: 1 x USB; 2 RS 485
  • Output Impedance: Balanced 100 Ω
  • Input Impedance: Balanced 20 kΩ
  • Input EQ: 6-band parametric; lo-shelf; hi-shelf
  • Input delay: range 0 to 1000 ms
  • Output gain: -12 dB to + 12 dB
  • Output EQ: 6-band parametric; lo-shelf; hi-shelf
  • Output Xover: Bessel, Butterworth; LR 12, 18, 24, 32, 48 dB/Octave
  • Routing: Any of each input can be assigned to each output

High-power 4 channel amplifier
4 x 600 Watts into 8Ω, 4 x 1,200 Watts into 4Ω

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz- 20 kHz +/- 0.5 dB
  • Signal / Noise ratio: >110 dBA
  • THD 20 Hz-20 kHz @ 1 W: <0.1%
  • Channel separation: > 70 dB
  • Cooling: Silent fans
  • Class: TD
  • 4 channels
  • 4 x 600 W into 8 Ohms
  • 4 x 1200 W into 4 Ohms
  • 2 x 2400 W into 8 Ohms in bridge mode
  • Height: 2 U
  • Output connectors: 4 x Speakon 2

And to really make it easy for you, why not also try our complementary Sound System Design for your next installation?
You can send your request to expert@aoudioexcellence.one


For more information please visit www.audioexcellence.one or contact us at sales@audioexcellence.one


Kind Regards,

Patrice Congard - CEO


We are excited to introduce to you our brand new product line: Audio Excellence.

Published 5th July 2016 | By Jaro Pollanen

It has been specially designed for dedicated home theater installations, to reproduce the TRUE cinema sound at the same quality, and at the same Sound Pressure Levels as you would experience in the finest full size movie theater or cinema: continuous 105dB up to 10m distance! Yet it is easy to install behind the screen.


Here is what people thought so far:


"It was a pleasure to listen to a coherent and accurate system, there are precious few people who understand fundamental speaker design, time alignment, phase coherent and impulse response, a recipe for an accurate reproduction of sound"
James Soanes, Technical Officer, OPPO Digital UK Ltd.


"Liked the idea of having separate bass unit from main 3 speakers. Good sound from nice size speakers!"
Ricky Jennings, Director, Kalibrate Limited


"The new audio system is fantastic! Really enjoyed it!"
Jamie Pullen, Custom AV Distribution


"Speaker system was very good!"
Peter Walker, Founder & CEO, City Home Cinemas


And here some press coverage.

Please visit our website www.audioexcellence.one for the full specifications of the products and a range of recommended configurations for home theaters. Register, and you'll receive a free welcome gift: Guide to the True Experience in a Home Theater Installation

Patrice Congard - CEO
Jaro Pollanen - COO

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