Audio Systems

Port of Los Angeles

Long Beach, CA

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The Port of Los Angeles is one of the busiest cruise ports on the West Coast, with Disney Cruise Line and other major cruise lines calling at the World Cruise Center.  With the news that Disney Cruise Line planned to relocate the Disney Wonder cruise ship from Florida to Los Angeles, Electrosonic was tasked with the creation of an audio, video and show control system that could accommodate this new addition to the Port of Los Angeles.

Mann Chinese Theater

Hollywood, California

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Auditorium 6 of the Mann Chinese 6 Theatre in the Hollywood and Highland complex is experiencing unparalleled 3D sound thanks to a cutting-edge, 380-channel IOSONO audio system installed by Electrosonic. Mann Chinese 6 is adjacent to the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre which is also a Mann property.

Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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The new Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center orients visitors to the park, features exhibits that place the Battle of Gettysburg in the larger context of American history, preserves the park’s massive collection of Civil War and Gettysburg artifacts, and showcases the famous, historic Cyclorama painting.

Beeld en Geluid – Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Hilversum, The Netherlands

Hilversum is the major center of broadcast media production in Holland. Its Media Park is now home to the Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid. Beeld en Geluid looks after 70% of the Dutch Audio-Visual heritage, comprising 700,000 hours of material. The building contains the archive in an underground vault; above ground, research facilities and public areas are housed in a huge cube decorated with striking images.

Hard Rock Park

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Electrosonic designed, engineered and installed the park-wide audio system for the new Hard Rock Park, the world’s first rock ’n’ roll theme park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Spanning 55 acres, Hard Rock Park celebrates the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll through more than 50 world-class rides, shows and attractions.

Newseum - The News is Alive on Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington DC

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A seven-level, high-tech interactive museum, the Newseum traces the history of news reporting from the 16th century to the present. Originally located in Arlington, Virginia, the Newseum is now at the Capitol end of Pennsylvania Avenue. With most of the video displays and audio systems provided by Electrosonic, it boasts 250,000 square feet of exhibit space and includes 14 major galleries and a 4D time-travel experience.

Georgia Aquarium

Atlanta, Georgia

In 2006, Electrosonic completed an 18-month project for the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, providing all the AV hardware for the world’s largest aquarium, including a 4D theater. The profile below is descriptive of the Georgia Aquarium as of 2006. For Electrosonic’s most recent work with Georgia Aquarium, please check out AT&T Dolphin Tales.

The Georgia Aquarium features about 100,000 animals representing 500 species from around the globe housed in over 8 million gallons of fresh and salt water. The aquarium’s plaza is highlighted by five stacked bands of Barrisol fabric forming a wave-wall on which a teaser video about the five galleries is projected using double stacked Panasonic PT-D5500UL edge-blending projectors hung 40 feet in the air.

The Curse of DarKastle – The Ride at Busch Gardens

Williamsburg, Virginia

The Curse of DarKastle is a dark thrill ride located in the “Germany” part of Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA. In 2005, Electrosonic engineered the audio, video, projection and show control elements of the ride, making extensive use of products from its Media Networks range at the time.

The Curse of DarKastle transports guests through a grand Bavarian castle frozen in time. Following a pre-show that introduces the legend, guests board eight-passenger “Golden Sleighs” for a mesmerizing journey through the castle’s ghostly chambers. The ride vehicles, of which there are 15, are equipped for full multi-axis motion and rotation, and computer-controlled to synchronize with the projected imagery.

STAR TREK: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton

Las Vegas, Nevada

In 2004, Electrosonic provided the show control, projection and audio-visual systems for the Borg Invasion 4D addition to STAR TREK: The Experience. Presented by Paramount Parks at the Las Vegas Hilton, it was the first attraction to use 2K digital cinema projection in 3D. The show officially closed on September 1, 2008.

STAR TREK: The Experience allowed visitors to tour a futuristic research facility, but while doing so, the drones of the Borg Collective attempted to capture and assimilate them. The presentation was a clever mixture of live action, electronic projection and special effects.

Space Park Bremen

Bremen, Germany

In February 2004, Electrosonic completed one of its largest ever systems integration projects at Space Park Bremen in North Germany. Electrosonic was responsible for the audio, video and control for the general exhibition areas, parkwide sound, and for five of the main attractions. Due to a lack of attendance, however, the park closed in September 2004.

Space Center at Space Park Bremen was the brainchild of Dr. Wolfgang Wilke, a nuclear physicist from EADS Space Transportation. The project was taken to completion by German Architects RKW, operating company Space Betriebs GmbH and an in-house design group headed by Bill Gorgensen. Phil Hartley Associates was contracted to Space Betriebs GmbH to oversee the audio-video installation on their behalf.