Complete the experience
Unlock the potential of the DCI digital cinema audio format with Christie® Vive Audio™ and extend the boundaries of movie exhibition by matching the awe-inspiring visuals Christie is known for, with rich, dynamic, detailed cinema audio.
Christie Vive Audio is a complete audio solution capable of bringing an immersive cinema audio to any cinema auditorium. Combining the superior audio qualities of ribbon driver technology with the proven high quality performance of a line array speaker design – matched with powerful Class D amplification – Christie Vive Audio is the complete solution for the accurate reproduction of today's immersive cinema audio formats.
Learn more about digital cinema audio in this white paper.
Supports all formats
Christie Vive Audio's expansive line of cinema-specific audio technologies are designed to support any of the leading cinema
audio formats including: Dolby Atmos, 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound
and Auro 11.1.
A solution for any cinema space
With Christie Vive Audio, specifying a solution for auditoriums of any size is easily accomplished. From post production studios and screening rooms to traditional auditoriums and premium large formats, Christie Vive Audio can be configured to provide the optimal audio solution for any cinema space.
Ribbon driver line arrays
A Christie exclusive
Why not make every seat in the house, the best seat? It's easy with Christie Vive Audio.
At the core of our audio solution is the combination of superior sounding ribbon driver technology and the proven performance characteristics of line array speaker design.
Speech, effects, music and alternative content sound more natural and lifelike for an enhanced listening experience that audiences notice. Providing smooth, even audio coverage throughout the auditorium, Christie ribbon driver line array speakers have been designed to increase the optimal listening area up to four times over conventional compression driver-based audio systems.
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Christie Vive Audio speakers
Screen channel speakers
Designed for cinema, Christie Vive Audio screen channel speakers are the perfect choice for engaging and impactful cinema audio. Using our exclusive ribbon driver line array design, Christie screen channel speakers provide enhanced clarity and coverage, improved dynamic range and ultra-low distortion for the accurate reproduction of the original source material.
Learn more about Christie ribbon drivers in this technical brief.
Christie LA series speakers can be combined with Christie subwoofers to create a 3-way, bi-amplified, full range speaker/sub system, ideal as a screen channel.
Christie Vive Audio subwoofers employ high-performance components with an advanced design to deliver extremely deep bass output with minimal distortion. Offering the option of being bracketed together, our subwoofers can be combined with our screen channel speakers to create the ultimate full-range audio system.
Employing the same ribbon driver technology present in our screen channel speakers, Christie’s line source surround speakers feature a unique integrated waveguide design to provide enhanced clarity and reduced distortion. In addition, the inclusion of the ribbon driver provides ultra-fast transient response. Our line array surround speakers offer the same benefits while also providing perfect timbre matching and extremely uniform coverage for seamless listening experience throughout the auditorium.
Christie CDA amplifiers
Ideal for cinema applications, the Christie CDA line of professional amplifiers offer a range of power options to meet a variety of uses. Utilising an advanced high-speed Class D architecture, Christie CDA amplifiers offer high power output and efficiency and are designed for long-term, continuous operation.
Christie audio/video processing
The Christie SKA-3D audio/video processor provides all the processing power needed for digital cinema content – including audio. The Christie SKA-3D is also ideal for alternative content, such as preshow advertising, Blu-ray Disc players, gaming consoles, satellite receivers, computers and multiple 2D/3D sources via a built-in video scaler. This powerful all-in-one audio and video processor decodes the latest high-quality, lossless formats such as Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio®.
As an additional component of the Christie Vive Audio solution, the Christie IMB is a DCI compliant, fully-integrated media block that works seamlessly with your Christie digital cinema projector to manage cinematic content efficiently and easily.
A complete solution
Learn more about what makes Christie Vive Audio the best solution for your cinema.
For any size cinema
By installing the Christie Vive Audio solution, exhibitors are able to showcase movies just how the filmmaker intended. With Christie Vive Audio, the technological platform for immersive cinema audio is now easily attainable for every movie exhibitor.
With a reputation based on innovation, quality and customer service, Christie is an industry leader and trusted provider of a variety of digital cinema solutions. We can work with you to map out an audio solution specifically for the needs of your auditorium. Through expert advice from Christie, or working alongside our extensive network of partners, determining the Christie Vive Audio solution that best meets your needs is easy and efficient.
Designed as a complete solution, each component of Christie Vive Audio has been specifically engineered to complement each other. By combining the superior performance capabilities of each piece into one, integrated cinema audio solution, Christie Vive Audio brings the next generation of cinema audio to any auditorium.
"Audio is the next logical step and we now have the technology to do it. I think its going to change things in the cinema industry in trying to differentiate ourselves from the competitors."
Vice President of Operations, Krikorian Premiere cinemas