Cherry Beach Sound (Toronto, Ontario), an audio recording and post-production facility, recently completed a $1 million renovation that included the a soffit-mounted main monitor 5.1 surround array. Mounted in permanent soffits, which were designed by Martin Pilchner of renowned facility designers Pilchner-Schoustal International, are four Genelec 1034B monitors, a Genelec 1034BC in the center-speaker position and a Genelec 7073A sub installed beneath the 56-input SSL 6000 console in the new flagship mixing room, Control Room A.
The 30,000-square-foot facility first opened in 1982 and today houses three video suites, 11 rehearsal rooms, a rental department for film and television production equipment and a repair shop, in addition to its twi control rooms and live studio. “The success of this facility is due to its versatility and its technology, which is always at the leading edge,” explains dtudio owner/manager Carman Guerrieri. “We chose the Genelec speakers for our soffit-mounted surround monitoring array because they are the best-designed speakers available today and they are the speakers that people who know music want to use.”
Guerrieri notes that the 5.1 array, “is capable of producing the full range of musical audio to the threshold of feeling at both the frequency extreme—19 Hz at the bottom end—and at the amplitude extreme—over 125 dB SPL per unit. It’s quite remarkable.” Six-ton glass walls on both sides of the corridor separate the control room from the 900-square-foot studio and augment already heavy-duty architecture. Cherry Beach Sound is located in a former munitions factory, which was built in 1911 in the heart of Toronto’s port area. Since it was originally constructed as a bomb factory, its outer walls are 18 inches thick, providing a high degree of acoustical isolation.
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