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LEA Professional amplifies Dolby Atmos studio in Romania

Four LEA Professional amplifiers power the first certified Dolby Atmos Music Studio in Bucharest, Romania

LEA Professional has amplified the first certified Dolby Atmos Music Studio in Bucharest, Romania, together with Ines Sound. The installation was managed by WJB Media with an end goal of ensuring more engineers and artists can experience the immersive effects of Dolby Atmos first-hand.

US-based sound engineer Joe Hellow, who has worked with some of the top artists and labels, was the audio designer for WJB Media. He installed two Connect Series 354 amplifiers, a Connect Series 702 amplifier, and a Connect Series 164 amplifier to power the immersive audio experience.

The IoT-enabled 4-channel 354 provides 350 watts per channel into 2, 4, and 8 ohms, 70Vrms, and 100Vrms and supports two Smart Power Bridge channels. Conversely, the 2-channel 702 delivers 700 watts per channel, while the 4-channel 164 provides 160 watts per channel. The 702 and 164 support high-Z (70V or 100V) and low-Z selectable by channel.

“What sticks out to me with LEA technology is that everything you want in an amp is there,” said Hellow, executive music supervisor, WJB Media. “If you want to adjust the crossovers or sensitivity, or put them to sleep if you’re not listening to music and automatically wake them up, and more. It’s the richest feature set I’ve ever seen with an amp.”

As Hellow is based in the US, he utilises the LEA Cloud to maintain the system remotely. “All of the amps are connected via Ethernet, so it’s easy to jump on any computer worldwide and log into the devices,” he explained. “It’s very convenient for many aspects of system maintenance, from simple adjustments to more advanced tunings.”

This was Hellow’s second experience working with LEA Professional amps, having already created a similar studio in Nashville, Tennessee. He says the studio, which runs a 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos system with Lipinski speakers and four LEA Professional amplifiers, is already attracting musical talent from far and wide.

Brian Pickowitz, VP of marketing, LEA Professional, concluded: “It’s a testament to the power of the LEA Cloud that you can support a Dolby Atmos studio from the other side of the world. This installation is a bellwether of our amps’ capabilities, and we’re very pleased to be part of such an auspicious undertaking.”