HHB Communications upgrades London demo facilities

The upgrade follows HHB’s distribution deal with console and routing systems specialist Studer and features Genelec Dolby Atmos speakers and network management by Dante Domain Manager.

HHB Communications has announced the opening of newly renovated and improved demonstration facilities at its headquarters in north-west London. The new facility was designed to provide demonstrations and training with the latest formats and technologies currently available in the professional audio market.

With its newly acquired distribution of console and routing systems specialist Studer, HHB has installed a Vista 1 Black Edition as the main control desk console providing an all-in-one compact, flexible mix system for the newly designed room. The acoustically treated room also features a Genelec 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos speaker array to deliver the most up to date and state-of-the-art audio demonstrations, and a wide range of speaker models available to A/B compare.

Recently, the demand for Dolby Atmos has risen dramatically with an increased uptake of Dolby Atmos-compatible home entertainment systems and sound bars. All audio is running through a Dante-AoIP focused system, managed by Dante Domain Manager, and featuring a DAD AX-32 for Pro Tools I/O & A/D – D/A, controlled and distributed to all the speakers in the room via a BSS BLU-806 Processor, and BSS Contrio Panel.

“A lot of time and consideration went into the refurbishment and upgrade of the studio. With post, recording, and broadcast demands constantly evolving through new technologies (such as immersive audio, and audio over IP), we wanted to consider as many different demonstration scenarios as possible to ensure we have the flexibility to accommodate any and all requests from our clients.” said John Johnson, HHB’s CTO.

The room is now available for demonstrations by appointment only.

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