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This paper gives an overview of a recently opened facility dedicated to 3D sound and multi-screen video. Comprising two rooms and a sound-lock, it houses a control room and a theatre that can be configured as a live room, with the region’s only 24.2 channel sound system and 5 permanent HD video screens. At roughly 200m3 or 70m2 it is a relatively small facility but has many uses. The state-of-the-art facility has been designed for uniform frequency response and decay rates and a low noise floor. In its construction we were afforded a wide range of possibilities for spatial configurations and equipment choice. Thus a great deal of time was dedicated to exploring various options. It is hoped that presenting some detail on the overall design, including choices available and ultimately implemented, may be of use for readers planning and budgeting their own facilities, and the issues they may face.


Christopher Keyes     web site
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong


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