Christie Vive Audio

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Christie Vive Audio

Complete the experience

the audience

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.

supported formats


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.

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technical brief

Learn more about digital cinema audio in this white paper.

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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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technical brief

Learn more about ribbon driver line arrays in this technical brief.

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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.

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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.

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Christie LS3S Speaker

Surround speakers

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.

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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.

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Christie CDA5 amplifier

Christie audio/video processing

Christie SKA-3D

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®.

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Christie SKA-3D a/v processor
Christie IMB

Christie IMB

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.

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A complete solution

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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.

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Krikorian Premiere Theatre "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."

Todd Cummings

Vice President of Operations, Krikorian Premiere cinemas

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Learning centre

Cinema audio literature

Technology brief - Ribbon Driver technology

Technology brief:
Ribbon driver technology

White Paper - Cinema Audio: How new technologies are helping realize DCI audio specifications

White Paper:
Cinema Audio: How new technologies are helping realise DCI audio specifications

Christie IMB datasheet

Christie IMB datasheet

Christie SKA-3D datasheet

Christie SKA-3D datasheet

Case study: Krikorian Premiere Theatres

Case study: Krikorian Premiere cinemas



Speakers video

Christie Vive Audio
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Introduction video

Christie Vive Audio trailer

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News and Events


Dolby Atmos, Christie Vive Coming to Cinemex
Dolby, 13th December 2013

Next-generation sound systems to be installed in 20 cinemas.

ShowTime, Winter 2013-2014, Page 56: New Era of Digital Audio Offers Exhibitors a "Sound" Investment
ShowTime, December 2013

With the industry poised to reach 100 percent implementation of digital cinema worldwide, exhibitors are turning to a new generation of audio technology to gain a competitive edge.

Audio Update: Christie Vive Expands with New Speakers
Film Journal, October 2013

Patrick Artiaga, director, business development, Entertainment Solutions, at leading technology company Christie, talks with FJI about the continued rollout of the company's new Vive Audio cinema solution for immersive sound.

Christie Enters the Cinema Sound Business with Vive Audio
Hollywood Reporter, September 2013

The complete Christie Vive Audio system comprises surround and screen channel speakers, subwoofers and Class D amplifiers.

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