Spatial effects

Rafael Todes introduces a new range of immersive listening experiences from innovative audio engineering firm L-Acoustics

‘Ocean’ is a new sound space comprising 18 loudspeakers and 18 subwoofers embedded in the walls of a large room. Each channel contains different information, offering great nuance and detail. Altogether, it’s an illuminating experience that transcends the domain of traditional stereo.

During a visit to the L-Acoustics Creations studio in Highgate, north London, I was treated to a demo of the large 23.1 Channel version, as well as a smaller media room concept called ‘Island’ – a bed or sofa surrounded by 18 speakers and two subwoofers.

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