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bball09124
10-14-2008, 04:54 PM
Did a search for this and got nothing.

Does anybody know what kind of audio setups are run in AMC's, Regal's, Cinemark's etc..... I'd imagine they'd be kind of "standard", being that they have thousands of screens all over the country. I'd be curious as to how many watts they are running and what kind of amplification.

I've been in a few movie theater's that have been nearly unbearable to listen to (loud + ****** equipment = bloody ears), but the local movie theatre on FSU's campus has an excellent low end authority while sounding great throughout the rest of the frequency range.

bball09124
10-15-2008, 02:19 AM
Anybody?

tc3k101
10-15-2008, 02:24 AM
Did a search for this and got nothing.

Does anybody know what kind of audio setups are run in AMC's, Regal's, Cinemark's etc..... I'd imagine they'd be kind of "standard", being that they have thousands of screens all over the country. I'd be curious as to how many watts they are running and what kind of amplification.

I've been in a few movie theater's that have been nearly unbearable to listen to (loud + ****** equipment = bloody ears), but the local movie theatre on FSU's campus has an excellent low end authority while sounding great throughout the rest of the frequency range.

lots of $ go to hometheatershack.com/forums and post over there. they would know alot more than this forum. not baggin on anyone hear but that is a home theater forum this is car audio ;)

joetama
10-17-2008, 12:50 AM
It depends on the theater. I know a few use custom boxes designed specifically for theaters. But, the good majority that I've seen use JBL (Harmon Pro Cinema) or EAW boxes.

Harmon Pro

http://www.harmanpro.com/default.aspx?sitekey=501&pagekey=5

QSC Cinema (my favorite)

http://www.qscaudio.com/products/cinema_products.htm