Clarity Launches RS20i, the Audio ‘Brains’ behind James Bond’s Skyfall, for High-End Home Theatres in Singapore

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Clarity launches Datasat’s RS20i, the groundbreaking digital audio processor for high-end private cinemas, in Singapore.

Datasat’s vast experience within the cinema industry and its knowledge in producing quality surround sound have given rise to the RS20i that helps to bridge the gap between the professional cinema sphere and the luxury home cinema arena. Clarity is the sole distributor of the RS20i in Singapore and Malaysia.

  • The RS20i is engineered according to the same architecture as Datasat’s AP20 professional processor, the ‘brains’ that processed audio content for James Bond’s Skyfall, Men in Black 3, Jurassic Park and more than 14,000 other Hollywood blockbusters
  • Unlike currently available surround sound boxes and premium processors, the RS20i has16 channels of digital audio available and accommodates all surround sound formats currently available – including true 3D sound
  • The RS20i is the only home cinema solution to feature the market-leading Dirac Live® room optimization technology. Audio output is optimized from each speaker in a sound system so that it is perfectly balanced for the acoustic behavior of the listening environment where the speaker is situated.

Here’s the full press release:

Clarity AV, a subsidiary of the Clarity Group, announced on Tuesday the launch of the award winning RS20i, Datasat’s newest entry into Singapore’s luxury home cinema market. Datasat’s vast experience within the cinema industry and its knowledge in producing quality surround sound have given rise to the RS20i that helps to bridge the gap between the professional cinema sphere and the luxury home cinema arena. Slated to be available in Singapore from 6 November 2012, the RS20i will revolutionize how Singapore home theatre owners experience movies.

“We are excited to introduce RS20i to Singapore as it is the most advanced audio processor available today in the luxury home cinema market,” said Soon Ong, Chief Executive Officer of the Clarity Group. “As RS20i is the only professional processor that can decode and playback audio signals the way directors intended their movies to be watched, film and audio enthusiasts can now enjoy an authentic cinema experience in the comfort of their homes.”
Flexibility, Customizability And Richness of Sound

The RS20i is engineered according to the same architecture as Datasat’s AP20 professional processor, the ‘brains’ that processed audio content for James Bond’s Skyfall, Men in Black 3, Jurassic Park and more than 14,000 other Hollywood blockbusters. The AP20, an industry staple and a favorite of Hollywood’s creative minds, boasts of 16 channels of digital and analog inputs and outputs, and is one of the few audio processors capable of 3D audio today, making it the leader in the industry.

The RS20i shares the AP20’s leadership in technology and is able to bring out the best of every scene, playing back each movie, in a home setting, exactly how it was meant to be heard.

Unlike currently available surround sound boxes and premium processors, the RS20i conforms to the full 16-channel Digital Cinema Package (the collection of files that complete a digital movie) specification mandated by the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI). With 16 channels of digital audio available, the RS20i supports up to 85 digital and analog inputs as well as 34 audio outputs. This amount of outputs allows the audio processor to accommodate all surround sound formats currently available – including true 3D sound. In addition, three expansion slots allow for the easy addition of extra channels in the future.

The RS20i also allows audiophiles to fine tune audio exactly how they want and save the setting. Once configured, it is easy to manage the setting with all the power of the RS20i available at the users’ fingertips through their smartphone, tablet or laptop.

RS20i – Designed and Tailored to the High-End Consumer Audio and Video market

“The concentration of wealth is shifting from the Atlantic to the Pacific and home owners now desire a heightened sense of realism in the way they engage with immersive content such as movies,” said Ong. “In the hands of our professional system designers, luxury spaces can be transformed into ultimate entertainment and living experiences.”

The demand for luxury residences like bay-front condominiums has given rise to a perennial desire for experiential luxury in every minute spent in these coveted spaces. When it comes to private cinema, home owners notice that while visuals have advanced dramatically with HD, mass market offerings do little to optimize sound in the limited space they have in their homes.

The RS20i is the only home cinema solution to feature the market-leading Dirac Live® room optimization technology. Audio output is optimized from each speaker in a sound system so that it is perfectly balanced for the acoustic behavior of the listening environment where the speaker is situated, creating the most natural and immersive listening experience. Luxury home owners can now be assured that the Datasat RS20i is as close to perfect sound as you can get.

With sleek, elegant looks designed by Neal Feay Company, an award-winning designer of consumer electronics, the Datasat RS20i also makes an attractive component of any luxury home entertainment system.

Clarity, the sole distributor of the RS20i in Singapore and Malaysia, not only provides and installs sophisticated, high end entertainment systems for new home owners but also works with owners of existing home theatres to enhance both audio and video quality. With the arrival of the RS20i, Clarity is proud to host home owners and movie enthusiasts at its show rooms to demonstrate the processor’s cutting edge technology in a home setting.

Cheryl Tay

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