Among the ten superyachts on display at 2017 Monaco Yacht Show equipped with Videoworks entertainment systems, the one on board the 74m CRN M/Y Cloud9 was probably the most interesting vessel introduced during the last show, impressing the audience for the high level of customization and easy-to-use approach of its audio/video, home automation, entertainment, lighting and IT equipment.
The challenge launched by CRN shipyard and designers was to have very good sound quality and pressure without impacting the installation. CRN and Videoworks came up with the solution: using the Revolution Acoustics SSP6 multi-ducers. This high-tech and unique product can be embedded onto a various range of materials, as it allows large surfaces to act as a speaker, making the surface vibrate and creating a smooth 3D audio effect.
The know-how of Videoworks has been crucial in selecting the proper DSP audio processor, capable of equalizing the sound according to the surface on which the speakers are placed. Hence, in Cloud9, four units of SSP6 were connected to aluminum surfaces of the port and starboard side furniture around the pool, creating a high quality listening area with no aesthetical impact.
The Cloud9 pool has LUTRON RGB lights that may be controlled with an iPad, as, of course, with all of the home automation, audio/visual and entertainment systems. The model of the two pool lights is SEA VISION SV14 LED, controlled by a complete LUTRON system installed and integrated by Videoworks.
Videoworks also developed a well designed external cinema with video projector, cloth and 5+1 speakers in the aft’s Owner’s deck external cockpit and a cinema area in the main deck salon with a 120’’ Stuart screen and a 4K video projector.
Here are a few details:
- STEWART CLOTH
A retractable screen fortified for the outdoors and yachts. It won’t ripple or flap in windy or wavy conditions and is positioned in the aft’s Owner’s deck external cockpit.
- PANASONIC PT-DZ13KE
PROJECTOR FOR THE CLOTH
High brightness (12.000lm), picture quality (1920x1200 resolution) and reliability (12.000 hours) in a compact body. This is positioned in the aft’s Owner’s deck external cockpit.
- SPEAKERS 5.1 B&W CCM 683
The CCM683 features a 200mm (8in) Kevlar® cone bass/midrange driver and a Nautilus swirl-loaded aluminum dome tweeter that pivots for adjustable off-axis treble response. Positioned in the aft’s Owner’s deck external cockpit.
- 1 SUB SUNFIRE HRS-12
The HRS-12 delivers output equal to the performance of most available 15’ subwoofers and does so with an unmatched finesse. The HRS-12 is ideal for larger rooms and dedicated home theater environments where the emphasis is on movies. Positioned the aft’s Owner’s deck external cockpit.
- STEWART CLOTH
MOTORIZED SCREEN 120’ Positioned in the cinema area in the main deck salon.
- 4K SONY VPL-VW520 PROJECTOR
A projector with 1800 lumens brightness, 300,000:1 contrast, HDR compatibility and premium white finish. Positioned in the cinema area in the main deck salon.
- For music and movies, there is a complete implementation of Apple iTunes features for Apple TVs and iPhone/iPads.