PSI Audio and immersive 3D sound – a perfect match

PSI Audio provides perfect solutions for immersive audio setups. With the outstanding accuracy the Swiss manufacturer is known for, pretty much any speakers from the portfolio can freely be combined to form a coherent setup. Facilities like HEM in Geneva, ZHdK in Zurich and the Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab II prove how efficient and breathtaking a PSI Audio immersive setup can be. From flagship model A25-M to the smallest A14-M Broadcast, all PSI Audio speakers adhere to the company’s absolute precision policy, making them perfect for setups of any size.

The contents of this press release

– PSI Audio provides perfect solutions for immersive audio

– It’s everywhere: immersive audio

– Surround yourself with good things: PSI Audio

– An entire range to choose from

– Swiss precision immersive audio in practice

– Individual solutions for individual projects

Yverdon-les-Bains, 26th May 2021 – It is always important to have a speaker system that grants you a precise image of the sound, but maybe nowhere more important than in immersive audio. The entire sonic structure of 3D sound hinges on the accurate synergy between the various speakers involved in the reproduction. With that in mind it becomes clear why PSI Audio speakers are extraordinarily well suited for the task, given the track record of the Swiss manufacturer’s dedication to precision. 

It’s everywhere: immersive audio

There is little doubt that immersive sound is the future of audio production. If anything, systems will probably expand the immersion to ever new heights. Formats like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X or Auro 3D have already entered the home entertainment sector, providing astonishing experiences in people’s private listening rooms. Speaker manufacturers develop special systems to account for this demand. PSI Audio does not – because the regular portfolio from the Swiss manufacture is already perfectly fit for 3D sound applications.

Surround yourself with good things: PSI Audio

When installing an immersive audio setup, the interaction between the different speakers is of paramount importance. In order to recreate a convincing sonic image, all speakers involved must sound exactly the same and provide strict phase coherence, or else the image becomes fuzzy and muddled. PSI Audio has always been at the forefront of creating the most accurate sound possible with each and every one of the models. This means that, no matter which models from the PSI Audio range are chosen for a setup, the speakers will always perfectly align and create one homogenous, even sound image. Every virtual object becomes clearly identifiable and can instantly be located. The sound becomes more clearly sculpted, details are easily perceivable, and the entire image just appears natural and organic. Additionally, since there are no DSPs involved, there is also no latency, making PSI Audio speakers perfect for post production.

An entire range to choose from

With a history of over 40 years, PSI Audio offers a comprehensive range of well-developed precision speakers perfected with experience. Due to the PSI Audio approach to design the sonic signature of the speakers, they all speak one coherent acoustic language. It is absolutely possible to mix and match monitor speakers of any size in a single immersive system and still achieve breathtakingly realistic sonic structures. Two three-way flagship speakers A25-M for front left and right, an A23-M for the centre, two A21-M as surrounds and A14-M Broadcast mounted to the ceiling – combining freely works just fine with PSI Audio. The small A14-M Broadcast seem particularly well suited for immersive audio applications as it comes with solid brackets that make mounting them to the ceiling more convenient. However, similar brackets can be bought for the larger models, so really any combination is possible to achieve the perfect solution. For the special demands concerning centre speakers, PSI Audio offers the A214-M, featuring the same sonic structure in a speaker setup convenient for the centre position. 

Swiss precision immersive audio in practice

It would be easy to just claim that PSI Audio speakers work perfectly fine for immersive audio setups, but actions speak louder than words. A number of great studios already equipped their immersive audio facilities with PSI Audio systems: the University of Music HEM in Geneva, for example, employs a 30.1 Ambisonic build. The University of Arts ZHdK in Zurich features a Dolby Atmos system. The Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab II uses PSI Audio for its proprietary 30.2 immersive audio setup for research and development purposes, as does Illusonic in Uster. Uhwiesen-based commercial studio CRstudio uses the Swiss precision monitors for a combined Auro 3D / Dolby Atmos design. Wherever immersive audio needs to be accurate and reliable, PSI Audio solutions are the way to go.

Individual solutions for individual projects

Immersive audio setups are very much individual, tailor-suited systems, especially with the ability to mix any speakers from the monitor range. PSI Audio is happy to assist with individual projects and help build the perfect setup for the application at hand.