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Ultra ReflexScreen Channel Sound Solution for Direct View Displays


    Ultra Reflex

    Redefining the Sound for Picture Experience

    A Movie Sound First

    Cinema technology is always in motion. A new generation of large-scale direct view displays offer high dynamic range, extraordinary contrast ratios, tonal detail, and flexible color space. But because direct view displays are solid, speakers cannot be placed behind them to localize sound to the action onscreen. The patent-pending Meyer Sound Ultra Reflex system is the first screen channel loudspeaker solution to provide precise localization for direct view displays.

    State of the Art

    Contemporary cinemas seek premium experiences that thrill customers and keep them coming back. At the same time, technology grows increasingly sophisticated and immersive content becomes available to consumers, and movie lovers can enjoy cinematic experiences without ever leaving home. Ultra Reflex opens the door for complete premium large-format (PLF) cinema experiences in both cinemas and at home.

    Taking Sound in a New Direction

    Early attempts to localize sound to direct view displays placed speakers around the screen, resulting in distracting localization shifts and inconsistent coverage. Ultra Reflex directs sound toward the audience from two locations: Loudspeakers fire directional high-frequency sound toward the screen, where it is reflected into the audience area. Subwoofers facing outward from the screen area project diffuse low-frequency sound toward the audience; these two signals are seamlessly integrated and processed to deliver full-bandwidth screen channel sound.

    Ultra Reflex - Sound Solution for Direct View Displays

    The Evolution of Entertainment

    With Ultra Reflex, the delivery of movies and many forms of entertainment are about to change. Ultra Reflex is the first screen channel sound solution for direct view displays. With this full-bandwidth sound for direct view displays, Ultra Reflex is not only a solution for cinemas and home theatres but also post-production, corporate installations, tradeshows, and amusement parks.


    A Groundbreaking Sound Solution

    Integrated and Scalable

    Ultra Reflex takes an integrated approach to cinema sound, combining precise Meyer Sound speakers, powerful Galileo GALAXY signal processors, and expert in-house consultation and calibration to deliver a comprehensive solution. Systems are scalable from small, private theatres to 250-seat cinemas, using any number of loudspeakers in flexible configurations including Atmos and other immersive formats.

    From the Movies to Museums

    With the power to provide accurate, full-bandwidth sound for direct view displays, Ultra Reflex’s applications go far beyond the movies. From production facilities such as re-recording studios and color-timing rooms to residential gaming and theatre spaces to purpose-built museum exhibits to hospitality experiences, the opportunities to elevate the audiovisual experience are endless.

    Setting the Standard

    The first Ultra Reflex system is in use alongside a 34-foot Sony Crystal LED display in the reference-level screening room and lab at Netflix’s Los Angeles campus. Here, in the only room of its kind in the world, content in UHD, HDR, and immersive sound can be enjoyed at a large scale at professional picture and audio reference quality.

    A Trusted Audio Partner

    For 40 years, Meyer Sound has been recognized as a global leader in audio research and innovation. We’re pioneers in acoustic design, signal processing technologies, and system performance management; our systems can be heard in cinemas and post-production facilities around the world, including the Fox Newman Scoring Stage, Skywalker Sound, Warner Bros., and Disney Studios.

        

    Integrated and Scalable

    Ultra Reflex takes an integrated approach to cinema sound, combining precise Meyer Sound speakers, powerful Galileo GALAXY signal processors, and expert in-house consultation and calibration to deliver a comprehensive solution. Systems are scalable from small, private theatres to 250-seat cinemas, using any number of loudspeakers in flexible configurations including Atmos and other immersive formats.

     

    From the Movies to Museums

    With the power to provide accurate, full-bandwidth sound for direct view displays, Ultra Reflex’s applications go far beyond the movies. From production facilities such as re-recording studios and color-timing rooms to residential gaming and theatre spaces to purpose-built museum exhibits to hospitality experiences, the opportunities to elevate the audiovisual experience are endless.

     

    Setting the Standard

    The first Ultra Reflex system is in use alongside a 34-foot Sony Crystal LED display in the reference-level screening room and lab at Netflix’s Los Angeles campus. Here, in the only room of its kind in the world, content in UHD, HDR, and immersive sound can be enjoyed at a large scale at professional picture and audio reference quality.

     

    A Trusted Audio Partner

    For 40 years, Meyer Sound has been recognized as a global leader in audio research and innovation. We’re pioneers in acoustic design, signal processing technologies, and system performance management; our systems can be heard in cinemas and post-production facilities around the world, including the Fox Newman Scoring Stage, Skywalker Sound, Warner Bros., and Disney Studios.

     

    Accolades

    Ultra Reflex in use

    I was amazed at the quality and warmth, sonically and visually. When the lights came up I was shocked to learn that the Sony solid screen was actually reflecting the audio from the Meyer Sound speakers that were right above my head.

    Jon TaylorRe-Recording Mixer for Fast and Furious and The Revenant

    To be honest I was a bit skeptical, having heard other various attempts at this type of thing. Instead, what I heard was simply stunning — a reference quality, completely transparent sound system that matches the spectacular visuals from the Crystal LED display.

    Will FilesRe-Recording Mixer & Sound Supervisor for Stranger Things and The Invisible Man

    I played a recent mix I had done on my Meyer Acheron system at “The Dub Stage” and was now watching it on the huge beautiful screen and the sound blew me away! It was a Meyer Sound speaker system that had a solid center, left and right image that was coming from the screen in front of me! Meyer once again created a speaker system for the future!

    Marti D. HumphreyChief Re-Recording Mixer, The Dub Stage


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