California-based studio facility Lotus Post has taken stock of Harman’s JBL LSR Series studio monitors and ScreenArray loudspeakers.
The 6,000-square-feet facility, which offers a wide range of audio services for movies, TV and music recording, now relies on the LSR Series studio monitors and ScreenArray cinema loudspeakers for film projects including Outrun, The Fighter and Thor, plus TV projects for Fox, Discovery Channel and Speed TV.
“Our mission is to be the best independent audio post facility in Los Angeles and offer an environment that fosters quality and creativity,” said Michael Perricone, CEO of Lotus Post. “We handle a variety of projects from feature films to promos to surround music mixing, with budgets ranging from $10,000 to $10 million.
“A friend of mine had a pair of JBL LSR studio monitors and I heard them a few years ago and liked them very much,” Perricone added. “When we started Lotus Post at our original space in 2009, we took over a facility that already had JBL ScreenArray loudspeakers in two of the rooms. After working with these speakers and getting such consistently good results, we decided to equip every room with JBL systems when we moved Lotus Post to our new facility in Santa Monica.”
JBL ScreenArray loudspeakers are designed to provide extended frequency response, wide dynamic range and even coverage throughout any given theatre. JBL’s LSR Series studio monitors are built to provide high-resolution near-field monitoring, featuring technology that is designed to ensure accuracy at the mix position in any room.
“Every room at Lotus Post is designed to take advantage of today’s audio technology to the maximum,” Perricone noted. “We have to have sound we can believe in. The quality of our mixes can only be as good as the quality of what we’re hearing—that’s why it’s crucial for us to have speakers that don’t cut corners sonically.
“With our JBLs, I can believe what I’m hearing—there’s no coloration, nothing to make the sound more ‘exciting’ than it really is,” he added. “JBL ScreenArray loudspeakers are used in movie theaters all over the world, and what we hear in Stage One is what we know people are going to hear when they go to the movies.
“The great thing about the LSR Series monitors,” Perricone concluded, “is that they do the same thing—the same quality of sound we hear in our post-production rooms translates to the big theaters. Also, thanks to their RMC Room Mode Correction, I can go from room to room in our facility and know that I’m going to hear absolutely consistent sound, with no surprises.”