Integrated Systems Europe 2018
by Maarten van Druten
This is my impression review of "Intergrated Systems
Europe" event that was held 6-9 February the RAI Amsterdam:
"Integrated Systems Europe" also called: "ISE" is the world´s largest AV
systems integration show.
besides audio en video products, there were also a lot of "digital
signage" and "demotica" solutions to see.
My focus was on audio products, so that's were this impression review is
Home theater in/on-wall loudspeakers
In wall loudspeaker solutions from
Bowers & Wilkins and KEF.
The KEF speaker is also THX certified.
"Wisdom Audio" was
presenting their in-wall line array loudspeakers that contains MTM
planar magnetic drivers.
"Audio Excellence" was
showing their on-wall loudspeakers series.
I found them very beautiful designed,"I think they look also very nice
even without the covers.
The front baffle contains a special foam that makes sure that the
reflections of the music from the speaker unit is optimal.
Very clever design detail, you
easilly can attach an other (art)cover on the speaker because the covers
are attached by using little magnets.
There were also a lot of
PA (Public Address) loudspeakers on the event:
"PMC" was presenting their
impressive looking loudspeakers
A very tall PA speaker from "PMC"
The new Germand brand "NEXO"
was showing a very nice designed PA solution called "Alpha Line for
This PA sollution was designed from the beginning to be an High-End
sollution for the entertainment sector.
This serie offers an modular system, which contains out of a base plate,
a nice designed white stand
which can be complemented with an optional subwoofer that can be placed
on the base plate.
Multiple sollutions are possible; from small, to big line arrays with
They also look very good, giving the presentation a more defined
All cables are going through special holes in the stand so you don't see
any cables, and the white color of the loudspeaker
makes this PA system a much more less distracting object into the
Another clever design detail:
magnets and build in handles are being used for easily modifications,
without the use of any tools.
on the left you see the horn like shape of the midrange/tweeter
because of the magnets optional "reflectors" can be placed on top of
them to change the way the sound is projected.
Other Audio equipment
First it thought that this was an enormous power amplifier, but in fact
this was an "Torus Power Toroidal Isolation Power Transformer"
that is engineered to protect and enhance audio, video, and control
They really have a good point because the electrical power in our homes
is very poluted by using switching power supplies and LED lights
products like this can really enhance your audio streaming quality.
"T + A"
The German "T + A" brand was also
present showing there line of high quality audio products, like the new
PM8 "High End multi source player".
I realy like the design of this serie 8. timeless and it looks like it's
build to last forever.
Dynaudio was showing their
Intelligent Wireless Music system
and were also showing the
prototype of the little "Xeo 10" an wireless loudspeaker with an build
in amplifier 2x65 watt amplifier
and 24bit/96 kHz DAC with
I even saw some nice DIY
loudspeakers on the event, they look very sold build :-)
I found the event very informative
and enjoyable, also impressive to see what techniques are available to
present your product with audio and video sollutions.
This event was very well organized and the people were very friendly and
willing to help you with your questions.
I want to thank everybody for this great event, till
Maarten van Druten (Audio Dandy)
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