Contrary to the word on the street and as every audiophile would know, different audio installations -as well as different venue sizes- require completely different audio engineering and equipments. For sure, the equipment requirements needed for a trance open-air music festival are opposite to the ones needed for a jazz band indoor concert, for example.
Having said this, Cinema Audio isn’t the exception, as it features very special characteristics. Firstly, movie soundtracks are not just music but mostly dialogues that tell a story, and these must present a perfect speech intelligibility. But apart from dialogues, also special fx, music, etc -which also add to the movie experience- must be reproduced with a great variety and richness of tones. And lastly, the bass and subwoofer frequencies must be displayed with great length and without what is regularly known as “the disco kick“.
These particularities are what define Cinema audio and what make it so recognizable.