Paris, France – April 7, 2015 – Amadeus will unveil its new ‘Philharmonia‘ speakers created for both the professional recording studio as well as home Hi-Fi use at the 2015 Prolight + Sound / Musikmesse tradeshow in Frankfurt Germany, April 15-18. The Company is welcoming attendees to come to Hall 8, Stand G 19 to see and hear the new speakers. Amadeus, one of the premiere manufacturers of high-end sound reinforcement systems for live and installed sound, as well as a major producer of custom studio speakers for recording studios, worked with French architecture star Jean Nouvel to create the new speakers for their first use in the 5.1 surround studios at the newly opened Philharmonie de Paris, the building was designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel.
Bernard BYK, co-founder and CEO of Amadeus says, “Imagine a reference sound reinforcement system, adapted to the dimension of this architectural gem, with exceptional design, ergonomics and acoustics is a kind of consecration!”
“Jean Nouvel’s imagination, exuberance and creative genius brought a brilliant solution, beyond the original specifications. Amadeus especially praises tradition. Combining innovation and timeless beauty, this system, christened ‘Philharmonia’, embodies the know-how, the creativity and the values on which we have been building our History for more than 35 years,” continued Bernard BYK.
Thierry CODUYS, a top recording engineer, musician and artist, who has worked with a diverse clientele including Pascal DUSAPIN, Karlheinz STOCKHAUSEN, Philip GLASS, Steve REICH, Luciano BERIO, and Marielle et Katia LABÈQUE, among many others, was one of the first to listen to the prototype of the reference speaker. He recalls, “Experiencing the Philharmonia, perceiving their transparency, smoothness, and accuracy – and discovering or rediscovering musical masterpieces – is a unique, sensory and artistic experience.”
The architect Jean Nouvel has won many top awards for his work including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the Institut du Monde Arabe (1989); the Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (2001); the Wolf Prize in Arts (2005); and the Pritzker Prize (2008). A selected list of his works include the Arab World Institute, Paris; Lyon Opera House; Cartier Foundation, Paris; Galeries Lafayette department store, Berlin; Lucerne Culture and Congress Center; The Hotel in Lucerne; Nantes Justice Center; Dentsu Tower, Tokyo; museum of archaeology, Périgueux; Agbar office tower, Barcelona; Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, and the recently opened “Philharmonie de Paris” where Amadeus worked with him on their newest speakers.
Amadeus develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of high-end sound reinforcement loudspeakers, studio monitors and various signal processing interfaces that combine its own custom innovative technology with stylish design, for the professional audio industry. Created in 1992 from the collaboration between the French designer Bernard BYK and the scientist and musician Michel DELUC, the Amadeus brand has grown to become a leading supplier of high-end audio solutions and services for theaters, opera houses, museums, recording studios, research centers and touring concert sound rental operations. All development and product manufacturing is centralized in Amadeus headquarters in France, with field offices and authorized distributors located in Europe, Asia and UAE.
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