Christie Vive Audio

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Christie Vive Audio

Complete the experience

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complete the experience

Unlock the potential of the DCI digital cinema audio format with Christie® Vive Audio and extend the boundaries of movie exhibition by matching the awe-inspiring visuals Christie is known for, with rich, dynamic, detailed cinema audio.

Christie Vive Audio is a complete audio solution capable of bringing an immersive cinema audio to any theater auditorium. Combining the superior audio qualities of ribbon driver technology with the proven high quality performance of a line array speaker design – matched with powerful Class D amplification – Christie Vive Audio is the complete solution for the accurate reproduction of today’s immersive cinema audio formats.

Learn more about digital cinema audio in this white paper.

Supports all formats

Christie Vive Audio’s expansive line of cinema-specific audio technologies are designed to support any of the leading cinema
audio formats including: Dolby Atmos, 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound
and Auro 11.1.

supported formats


A solution for any cinema space

With Christie Vive Audio, specifying a solution for auditoriums of any size is easily accomplished. From post production studios and screening rooms to traditional auditoriums and premium large formats, Christie Vive Audio can be configured to provide the optimal audio solution for any cinema space.

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technical brief

Learn more about digital cinema audio in this white paper.

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Christie Vive Audio speakers

Screen channel speakers

Designed for cinema, Christie Vive Audio screen channel speakers are the perfect choice for engaging and impactful cinema audio. Using our exclusive ribbon driver line array design, Christie screen channel speakers provide enhanced clarity and coverage, improved dynamic range and ultra-low distortion for the accurate reproduction of the original source material.

Learn more about Christie ribbon drivers in this technical brief.

Christie LA series speakers can be combined with Christie subwoofers to create a 3-way, bi-amplified, full range speaker/sub system, ideal as a screen channel.

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Christie Vive Audio subwoofers employ high-performance components with an advanced design to deliver extremely deep bass output with minimal distortion. Offering the option of being bracketed together, our subwoofers can be combined with our screen channel speakers to create the ultimate full-range audio system.

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Christie LS3S Speaker

Surround speakers

Employing the same ribbon driver technology present in our screen channel speakers, Christie’s line source surround speakers feature a unique integrated waveguide design to provide enhanced clarity and reduced distortion. In addition, the inclusion of the ribbon driver provides ultra-fast transient response. Our line array surround speakers offer the same benefits while also providing perfect timbre matching and extremely uniform coverage for seamless listening experience throughout the auditorium.

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Christie CDA amplifiers

Ideal for cinema applications, the Christie CDA line of professional amplifiers offer a range of power options to meet a variety of uses. Utilizing an advanced high-speed Class D architecture, Christie CDA amplifiers offer high power output and efficiency and are designed for long-term, continuous operation.

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Christie CDA5 amplifier

Christie audio/video processing

Christie SKA-3D

The Christie SKA-3D audio/video processor provides all the processing power needed for digital cinema content – including audio. The Christie SKA-3D is also ideal for alternative content, such as preshow advertising, Blu-ray Disc players, gaming consoles, satellite receivers, computers and multiple 2D/3D sources via a built-in video scaler. This powerful all-in-one audio and video processor decodes the latest high-quality, lossless formats such as Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio®.

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Christie SKA-3D a/v processor
Christie IMB

Christie IMB-S2

As an additional component of the Christie Vive Audio solution, the Christie IMB-S2 is a DCI compliant, fully-integrated media block that works seamlessly with your Christie digital cinema projector to manage cinematic content efficiently and easily.

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A complete solution

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For any size theater

By installing the Christie Vive Audio solution, exhibitors are able to showcase movies just how the filmmaker intended. With Christie Vive Audio, the technological platform for immersive cinema audio is now easily attainable for every movie exhibitor.

With a reputation based on innovation, quality and customer service, Christie is an industry leader and trusted provider of a variety of digital cinema solutions. We can work with you to map out an audio solution specifically for the needs of your auditorium. Through expert advice from Christie, or working alongside our extensive network of partners, determining the Christie Vive Audio solution that best meets your needs is easy and efficient.

Designed as a complete solution, each component of Christie Vive Audio has been specifically engineered to complement each other. By combining the superior performance capabilities of each piece into one, integrated cinema audio solution, Christie Vive Audio brings the next generation of cinema audio to any auditorium.

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Krikorian Premiere Theatre "Audio is the next logical step and we now have the technology to do it. I think its going to change things in the theater industry in trying to differentiate ourselves from the competitors."

Todd Cummings

Vice President of Operations, Krikorian Premiere Theatres

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Learning center

Cinema audio literature

Technology brief - Ribbon Driver technology

Technology brief:
Ribbon driver technology

White Paper - Cinema Audio: How new technologies are helping realize DCI audio specifications

White Paper:
Cinema Audio: How new technologies are helping realize DCI audio specifications

Christie IMB datasheet

Christie IMB datasheet

Christie SKA-3D datasheet

Christie SKA-3D datasheet

Case study: Krikorian Premiere Theatres

Case study: Krikorian Premiere Theatres

Case study: Krikorian Premiere Theatres

Case study: Southern Theatres

Case study: Krikorian Premiere Theatres

Case Study: New Farm Cinemas



Speakers video

Christie Vive Audio
product video

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Introduction video

Christie Vive Audio trailer

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Case study video

Southern Theaters, L.L.C. outfits The Grand Theater with Christie’s complete cinema solution

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Case study video

New Farm Cinemas Chooses Christies Complete Cinema Solutions

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News and Events


New Farm Cinemas Chooses Christie's Complete Cinema Solutions for its Refurbished Cineplex in Brisbane
August 1, 2014

Christie announced that its complete cinema solutions comprising the Christie Solaria Series projectors and Christie Vive Audio cinema systems have been installed in a newly opened cineplex located in New Farm, a trendy inner-city suburb of Brisbane.

Southern Theatres' Movie Tavern 8 in Covington, LA, Powered Exclusively by Christie Vive Audio and Christie Solaria Series Projectors
July 30, 2014

Christie is proud to announce that Southern Theatres has completed its second “all Christie” entertainment complex, at the new Southern Theatres Movie Tavern 8 in Covington, Louisiana. The eight-screen cinema eatery is powered exclusively by Christie Solaria® Series projectors andChristie Vive Audio cinema systems, comprised of Christie’s innovative line array wall and ceiling surround speakers, purposely crafted and built for the cinema environment. Christie’s Professional Services team provided complete design, integration and installation services and will continue to provide 24/7 remote monitoring and ongoing technical support through Christie’s Network Operations Center (NOC).

Christie's Donation to USC's School of Cinematic Arts Launches Immersive Cinematic Experience
July 29, 2014

Christie continued its technology partnership recently with the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (USC SCA) by launching a state-of-the-art cinema experience at USC’s showcase theater, the Eileen Norris Theatre. Christie, through a generous donation of equipment and installation services, will be the sole provider of all cinematic and audio equipment within the Eileen Norris Theatre, and will be working together with USC SCA in enhancing visual technologies, specifically cinematic ones.

Wanda Cinema Installs Asia's First Christie Vive Audio in Beijing
May 9, 2014

Christie announced that Wanda Cinema Line, the largest movie theater operator in China, has installed the first Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system in its state-of-the-art Hall 9 auditorium at Beijing CBD Wanda Plaza located in downtown Beijing to provide the best possible cinematic experience for its movie-goers.

Cinemark Chooses Christie Vive Audio for StarCreek
April 7, 2014

Cinemark XD: Extreme Digital Cinema Auditorium Features Powerful Combination of Auro 11.1 by Barco and Christie’s Immersive Line Array Technology.

Grupo Cinemex Installing Christie Vive Audio
March 24, 2014

Featuring first cinema-specific single enclosure line array speaker design, Christie Vive Audio launches next generation of cinema sound in Mexico.

Dolby Atmos, Christie Vive Coming to Cinemex
Dolby, December 13, 2013

Next-generation sound systems to be installed in 20 theatres.

ShowTime, Winter 2013-2014, Page 56: New Era of Digital Audio Offers Exhibitors a "Sound" Investment
ShowTime, December 2013

With the industry poised to reach 100 percent implementation of digital cinema worldwide, exhibitors are turning to a new generation of audio technology to gain a competitive edge.

Southern Theatres’ Grand 14 Esplanade to be Powered Exclusively by Christie Solaria Projectors and New Christie Vive Audio With Installation by Christie’s Managed Services
October 21, 2013

“All Christie” state-of-the-art entertainment complex sets new standards, delivering superior movie-viewing and cinema sound experience.

Christie’s Premium Cinema Solutions Wow ShowEast Audiences With 4K Laser Projector, Christie Duo, Christie Vive Audio and Professional Services
October 17, 2013

Christie Vive Audio solution configured for Dolby Atmos complements immersive 2D and 3D studio showings.

Christie Integrated Media Block Completes Dolby Atmos Testing, Licensing
October 16, 2013

The announcement follows beta tests at several large cinema customers of Christie that confirmed the Christie IMB - Dolby Atmos synergy, including support for all of the latter’s functionality, including playback.

Audio Update: Christie Vive Expands with New Speakers
Film Journal, October 2013

Patrick Artiaga, director, business development, Entertainment Solutions, at leading technology company Christie, talks with FJI about the continued rollout of the company’s new Vive Audio cinema solution for immersive sound.

Christie Vive and Dolby Atmos at Krikorian Premiere Theatres
September 15, 2013

Christie, the dominant brand in the digital cinema projection market, announced the world’s first deployment of a complete Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system in an auditorium powered by Dolby® Atmos, a new audio solution that revolutionizes the experience of sound in entertainment.

Christie Expands Vive Audio Line
September 12, 2013

Christie, the world’s dominant brand in the digital cinema projection market, takes cinema audio to the next level of realism with the introduction of the Christie LA3C line array ceiling surround and Christie LA3S line array surround speakers.

Christie Enters the Cinema Sound Business with Vive Audio
Hollywood Reporter, September 2013

The complete Christie Vive Audio system comprises surround and screen channel speakers, subwoofers and Class D amplifiers.

Christie Launches New Christie Vive Audio
July 2013

Articulated, single enclosure line array speakers and class D amplifier solution heralds major leap in cinema sound innovation.

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