18 Aug Siglos 4K 3D Home Cinema Projector
DreamVision has launched the Siglos Series, an exciting new projector line up, comprising four high performance models: Siglos Family Limited Edition, Siglos 1, Siglos 2 and the Siglos 3 that can accommodate many of the latest technologies available on the market such as 4K resolution (3840×2160) and advanced 3D projection technologies.
DreamVision Siglos Projector Rosso Special F. special colour
Raising the standards of picture quality
The most important novelty is that the new three-chip system used on the Siglos Series can now accept 3840×2160 pixels 4K. Using the latest technological innovations, DreamVision has achieved a 60,000:1 (Siglos 1 and Siglos Family), 120,000:1 (Siglos 2) and a breathtaking 150,000:1 native contrast ratio (Siglos 3) through an improved light engine. Besides, a new Dynamic Iris function is now available on models 1, 2 and 3, which x10 the native contrast. Reaching 1300 ANSI lumens in normal mode, the Siglos can now accommodate wider screens and brightness-demanding 3D technology.
In addition to jaw-dropping clarity and detail, the Siglos Series also delivers more accurate colour reproduction within billion colour graduations for lifelike realism (12 bits/color Deep Colour™).
The 400Hz Crystal Motion® algorithm is a new frame interpolation method which brings an immersive experience to sport, concerts, TV shows. Picture becomes dramatically realistic and three-dimensional, without motion blur or artifacts.
Obviously the Siglos Series are not dedicated to watching singers or footballers only. Thanks to a new very pure optical lens, the Siglos Series create a new standard in dark colours rendition. When watching a movie, black is really black, with a lot more detail. The Siglos have been particularly engineered this way and implement DreamVision’s new True Cinema Black III ® enhancement.
With the Siglos Series, 3D projection in the home becomes a reality
For the DreamVision R&D team it is important to do 3D the right way, without sacrificing the performance with regular 2D content.
Therefore the Dreamvision team has improved two of its famous 3D packs: the RF (Radio-Frequency) Active 3D packs and the Passive 3D packs. The historical IR (infra-red) active 3D pack is still available, but only on the Siglos Family Limited Edition.
In the new RF Active 3D pack, which now becomes the regular pack, the wired RF hub has been replaced with a small dongle that you plug on the back of the projector. Moreover, the active-shutter glasses benefit from the latest ergonomic innovations and technologies. It adopts fast-response liquid crystal lenses to create the best image quality without ghosting wherever you sit, higher brightness, more natural colors and great durability. Weighing only 57 gr (2 oz), its ergonomic design offers optimal comfort for everyone. Icing on the cake, these new glasses are now also compatible with polarized screens, such as our 5D and Super 5D screens.
The supplied 3D kit allows easy integration in a few minutes time.
Active 3D Glasses
The Dreamvision B.E.S.T. Passive 3D has also been spectacularly improved. The benefits of this bespoke polarization filter are numerous. First of all, the passive 3D glasses are lighter (around 10g), less expensive and more comfortable. Besides, the picture quality is spectacularly improved: more brightness, more details and more accurate colors. The spectators feel less dizziness, eye strain and headache than with active 3D solutions. Last but not least, because it does not require stacking two projectors together, the overall budget of the DreamVision solution is much lower than with competitors’ passive 3D solutions. It works like a charm with the 5D and Super 5D screens which have been developed by DreamVision specifically for the Siglos passive 3D system.
All in all, the DreamVision Siglos projectors and its dedicated 3D Kit are definitely the best in the marketplace for picture quality, brightness/colours and comfort.
This optimized product combination is praised by museums and small commercial cinemas in reason of its perfect performance/price ratio.
Siglos projector with B.E.S.T passive 3D kit mounted
A powerful program with 2.35 Theatre Mode
While the DreamVision Siglos is a turn-key, single-box solution, it is also available with the optional 2.35 Theatre System kit that will accommodate the most demanding installations. By featuring a true Cinemascope projection (2.35:1 to 2.40:1 native aspect ratio), the user can simply switch between HDTV and Cinemascope with the touch of a button. CMS functions (Colour Management System for color calibration) are accessible for the advanced installers of Siglos1, 2 3. On Siglos 2 and 3, a THX Mode and an Expert Calibration Menu (via RS232) have been added and optimized for movie watching in a dedicated dark cinema room.
The built-in video processor is powered by HQV technologies, featuring the latest video quality enhancements to make any video source, from 480i to 1080p, look like pristine Ultra-HD native resolution:
- Digital noise reduction.
- Mosquito noise reduction.
- Color transition improvement.
- Detail enhancement.
- Automatic Film and Video mode detection.
- Color Management System for color calibration.
- Versatility and Ease of Installation.
In addition to its impressive performance, the Siglos projectors are also a snap to install. The input panel, concealed on the back of the projector, offers quick access to a wide array of connections. The 2X zoom, combined with a variable electronic lens aperture, allows for perfect adjustment in virtually any residential installation. With the new fully motorized professional lens, the installation becomes easier and faster. The Siglos Series will accommodate almost any kind of setup thanks to the -80/+80% vertical shift and the -34/+34% horizontal shift, seconded by the crisp, high quality Keystone. The vertical and horizontal lens shift can solve most challenging configurations.
DreamVision Siglos is also a lifestyle
The projector’s ultra-stylish chassis was created by the famed French designer, Antoine Beon, also known in home theatre for his work with DreamBee and Focal. The Siglos come standard in black or white finish. A contemporary work of art, Siglos is also available in a rainbow of on-demand colours in order to suit any fine interior.
Thanks to a new airflow design and a better management of the power, the Siglos Series are the quietest projectors by Dreamvision ever. Icing on the cake, the lamp lifetime has been increased by 30%, up to 4,000 hours, making the Siglos Series more environment-friendly and economic in the long run.
Key Features of the Siglos Series:
- 3D projection with bespoke 3D glasses and accessories (IR, RF or Passive).
- Possibility to do passive 3D projection with the B.E.S.T. passive 3D kit.
- Compatibility with 4K contents.
- 400 Hz Crystal Motion mode for a realistic and smooth show.
- Impressive native contrast ratio, up to 150,000:1 (Siglos 3).
- New Dynamic Iris function that x10 the native contrast.
- Advanced colour management system.
- Very quiet projector.
- Reduced consumption in stand-by mode.
- Ease of installation, versatile for wide variety of installations.
- Custom high-gloss colours available in addition to white and black.
- 2.35 Theatre Mode with optional cinemascope kit.
- Optional tailor-made Ceiling Mount Kit and Motorised Lift.
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Artcoustic Dealer Installaion of the month – Fegruary 2015
Congratulations to Smartcomm for February’s beautiful Installation Of The Month. The client came over to our UK showroom and experienced our new Dolby Atmos cinema room and was completely blown away. We then helped Smartcomm to design a 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos system for the client’s home, using a large TV rather than a projector. The same care and attention went into this as any dedicated cinema room, and the resulting performance is breathtaking.
Artcoustic 120-36SL speakers are used for left and right channels, with a Multi SL Soundbar for centre channel, Target SL for rear and side, and Architect SL for the overhead speakers.
This installation demonstrates that incredible Dolby Atmos systems can be installed in a more relaxed lounge environment than solely dedicated cinema rooms, as long as the system is designed correctly, and with the right products.
Smartcomm’s impeccible design abilities ensured that as well as the system looking stunning, it is also designed to the exacting engineering principals for a high quality 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos system. It is this attention to detail that can make a good system great.
Dolby Atmos Design Tool
The Artcoustic, Dolby approved, Dolby Atmos design tool, produced by us with Jones Designs, helped to start the design process and ensure the correct loudspeaker locations. This tool has proved invaluable for Artcoustic installers to design the very best Dolby Atmos systems.
Copies are available with training at our UK showroom and Denmark office.
Artcoustic Loudspeakers work closely with our dealers and installers to design incredible Dolby Atmos systems to be installed in either dedicated cinema rooms, and lounge TV systems.
Dealer Installation of the month January 2015
We kick off 2015 with a superb installation for January’s INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH. This amazing system is installed in Marbella, Spain by ‘Illusion’ and features Artcoustic 120-36SL, Diablo SL and a Control 2 Subwoofer. Luxurious but comfortable.
With superb picture and sound delivered for a sensible budget, this system delivers a genuinely cinematic experience.
Installed by ‘Ilusion Marbella’ www.e-illusion.es
Installation of the month December 2014
December’s INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH is this wonderful project by ‘Q Smartdesign’ in the UK
Artcoustic 120-36SL are installed, together with a C-1SL and Architect SL2-1 and a 180-43SL Subwoofer for a superb TV based system in a beautifully contemporary space. The client emphasised a desired for high quality 2 channel music performance, which this delivers effortlessly.
Installing high quality on wall loudspeakers, rather than floor standing or in ceiling options allows for the living space to remain clean and uncluttered whilst delivering superb sound quality. The result as seen here, is elegant, contemporary and stylish.
Installed by ‘Q Smartdesign’ UK www.qsmartdesign.com
Installation of the month November 2014
November’s INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH is one of the first completed Dolby Atmos home cinema installed using Artcoustic speakers.
The brief was simple – to “deliver a stunning home cinema room without breaking the budget. Keep it sensible!”
Simply Cinemas in the UK were chosen to deliver the system, and spent a lot of time with the guys at Artcoustic HQ to ensure the design and specification was correct for the cutting edge Dolby Atmos technology.
The finished system more than delivers on the brief, with Artcoustic Spitfire 6-3 speakers and two Control 3 Subwoofers installed behind the acoustically transparent Screen Excellence 4K screen, and Target SL for surrounds with Architect SL2-1 for the overhead speakers in a 5.1.2 configuration.
The finished result is outstanding! Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 delivered with incredible power and detail through the Artcoustic loudspeaker system, with an installed complete system price tag under £25K.
All three LCR loudspeakers are installed where they should be in any well designed home cinema system – behind the acoustically transparent screen. Two power Artcoustic Spitfire Control 3 Subwoofers are also installed behind there, keeping the
aesthetics very clean.
Installed by: Custom Sight & Sound UK
Installation of the month September 2014
September’s INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH is this amazing private cinema, designed and installed by Audiovation in Yorkshire, UK.
The basement room has been transformed into a relaxing, comfortable space to entertain with friends and family. Artcoustic Spitfire loudspeakers and subwoofers are installed behind the acoustically transparent Screen Excellence screen, with Artcoustic Diablos discretely taking care of rear duties. The whole project looks and sounds incredible.
Installed by: Audiovation UK
Installation of the month February 2014
February’s Installation Of The Month is an amazing project, designed and installed by the team at Simply Cinemas in UK.
This is a large commercial project in the prestigious The Tower development at St. George’s Wharf, London.
Artcoustic Loudspeakers were chosen for many of the communal areas, including a stunning private cinema
room for the residents. This is truly a ‘best of breed’ installation with Artcoustic Spitfire 24-12s for LCR,
2 x Spitfire Subwoofers and 75-55SL6-3 for rear channels.
The system features a multi-way masked Screen Excellence screen, luxurious Italian Cine Italia seats,
Sony vw1000ES 4K projector, Crestron Procise AV control and processing. The result is incredible.
The private cinema is only part of this amazing installation. Simply Cinemas also installed AV into the public
areas, including the entrance reception, meeting areas, gym and swimming pool. Artcoustic Architect in
ceiling speakers were used in most areas, all controlled from a complete Crestron system.
This installation is one of the most popular images on our Flickr site.
We have now had over 750,000 views as people browse through to find inspiration for their own system.
Installed by: Simply Cinemas UK
Installation of the month January 2014
January’s Installation Of The Month is this lounge system, installed by Mercury AV.
This is a great example of how Artcoustic can delivery stunning performance in a lounge without filling the
room with technology. This is a ‘real world’ installation that would be perfect with Modular, Target or
Diablo loudspeakers, but in this case Artcoustic 40-30 SL 4-2 are used for the left and right channels for even
higher performance. A C-1SL completes the clean and uncluttered aesthetic, with two Panel Sub Micros
delivering the dynamics essential to any high performance system.
A C-1SL completes the clean and uncluttered aesthetic, with two Panel Sub Micros delivering the dynamics
essential to any high performance system.
iHomes installed technology throughout this amazing home, using numerous Multi SL Soundbars on the tv systems.
The lounge in particular is beautiful and great example of how to install quality performance whilst remaining
discrete. It is projects like this that make the Multi SL Soundbar one of Artcoustic’s iconic products.
Installed by: Mercury AV UK