undefined Professional audio integration is more than merely filling a space with sound; it’s a tangible design element and a critical part of the space’s environment that is meant to create a mood and elevate the senses without distracting from the designer’s vision and aesthetic goals. For over 30 years, the architectural speaker pioneers at Sonance and James Loudspeaker have continually explored and refined the fine art of musical fidelity within a designed space, with their series of award-winning in-wall and in-ceiling speakers.
With Spatial, design principles are no longer a concern. Spaces can now be designed with visual and audio intent in mind all while keeping the aesthetic and acoustic value of spaces at the highest priority. The Spatial Holodeck proved that by working with Sonance and Felix Media Solutions, seamless, custom and flawless integration can be accomplished Time only became an obstacle, not an inhibitor.
Integration (installation) began offsite at the Pink Sparrow warehouse in LA, where Sonance speakers were installed into pre- constructed frames that were then shipped to Austin while Felix Media Solutions began installing Sonance speaker wire runs into the venue’s activation spaces in anticipation of the panels’ arrival and installing ceiling-mounted speakers and subwoofers. Both teams worked together to build connection boxes that were designed to meet the pre-arrival runs Felix Media Solutions installed in the venue, allowing for a seamless transition between the work done in Los Angeles and that done in Austin as activation components arrived and were assembled.
The team at Felix Media Solutions wanted to ensure that they integrated evenly balanced sound that was not only acoustically tuned, but would also enable a truly experiential environment. Spatial had a very specific vision and high expectations of partnering with the best in technology, audiovisual, and IT. Felix Media Solutions understood the pre-work integration and preparation that went into a complex commercial activation.
With a very short timeline and a very strict project management schedule, the team at Felix Media Solutions was able to install over 179 channels throughout the 3,700 square foot activation as well as the exterior pop-up with Meow Wolf.
Guided Demo - A combination of over 32 speakers were installed in the 20” x 20” room to fill the space with rich, detailed bass frequencies. This install consisted of numerous James Loudspeaker PD62-4 Pendants, Sonance Mariner 56, Impact i12, and PS-S210- SUBT Subs in the ceiling.
Liminal Space - The entryway to the Guided Demo consisted of 20 speakers. 18 Sonance AS38S In-Wall speakers with two James Loudspeaker PD62-4 Pendants. This 20' x 10' walkway enveloped the room with soft content, and was a well-received auditory warm up to the Guided Demo.
Listening Lounge - The listening lounge consisted of five James Loudspeaker PD62-4 Pendants, two James Loudspeakers OW53 On-Wall Speakers, four Sonance Mariner 56 Speakers behind the fabric, seven Sonance VP66 In-Wall speakers, four Sonance AS38 In-Wall Speakers, one Sonance PS-S210SUBT Sub, and one Sonance Impact i12 Sub.
Tech Space - A combination of James Loudspeaker PD62-4 Pendants and OW53 On-Wall speakers were utilized, along with Sonance Mariner 56 speakers, Visual Performance VP66 and Architectural Series AS38 In-Wall Speakers, and Impact i12 and PS-S210SUBT Subs.
Meow Wolf - The Meow Wolf exhibit showed off Spatial's dynamic abilities. With interactive exhibits scattered throughout the venue, Spatial's software was able to virtually place specific content designed for each individual island. The Meow Wolf exhibit consisted of a 40' x 60' tent with 61 channels of audio. Speakers included Sonance Mariner 56 Speakers, PS-S210SUBT and Impact i12 Subs, and James Loudspeaker PD62-4 Pendants.
James Loudspeaker Pendant Speakers have become a game-changer for commercial audio, delivering clean aesthetics, excellent sonic performance, and consistent tonality across its form factors. James Loudspeaker Pendant Speakers are perfect for applications with irregular architectural features, such as vaulted ceilings, and provide superior audio performance with a variety of finish options