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HOLOPLOT Launches Immersive X1 Matrix Array

FOH Staff • News • May 5, 2021
HOLOPLOT used on Darkmatter


BERLIN, Germany — HOLOPLOT, a Berlin-based hardware and software manufacturer of innovative 3D professional audio technology, announces the launch of its X1 product line, including the X1 Modul 96 full-range speaker array and the X1 Modul 80-S + subwoofer. X1 is specifically built for high-performance applications, targeting large conferences, concerts, venues, theme parks, immersive installations and much more.

And it’s not just futuristic science-fiction.

As part of a joint venture, HOLOPLOT is equipping Christopher Bauder’s latest light and sound project DARK MATTER with its radically new, groundbreaking 3D sound system. The deep tech company contributes to, among other things, bringing the unique compositions of the likewise project-involved and prestigious sound designer Robert Henke to life. The HOLOPLOT Audio System delivers superb sound quality and authenticity of audio content as well as perfect synchronicity with the stunning visual elements of the show. DARK MATTER can be experienced from spring 2021 in the premises of a former Berlin factory site.

HOLOPLOT audio systems will also be employed in the ambitious MSG Sphere Arena project in Las Vegas, due to open in 2023.

Features Include:

  • 3D Beamforming for precise control of sound
  • Wavefield Synthesis, for lifelike immersion and
  • Multiple beams, for simultaneous zones with different content

Since its foundation in 2011, HOLOPLOT has consistently pushed the boundaries of loudspeaker technology using Audio-Beamforming and Wavefield Synthesis to steer sound beams (vertically and horizontally) directly to the desired areas. More than just a loudspeaker, it’s a fully integrated, German-engineered system, which combines sophisticated software and IoT (Internet of Things) capabilities.

A New Era of Audio?

HOLOPLOT’s unique and patented technology allows sound control with ultra high precision over large distances. This both optimizes the listening experience for every audience member, while eliminating spillovers and external noise pollution. Using its proprietary 3D Beamforming technology, HOLOPLOT products are able to form sound similar to light, enabling users to flexibly adjust the direction and size of the soundfield, create multiple audio zones and play different content at the same time, all from the same loudspeaker array.

HOLOPLOT’s wavefield synthesis technology is said to let sound designers recreate audio objects authentically, as if the original object would stand in front of the listener, and move them in real-time throughout space, even only targeting the ear of an individual. The sound object is no longer limited to the position of the speaker, but rather it comes alive in a 3-dimensional room delivering an incredibly tangible experience. This technology is one-of-a-kind and represents an entirely new way of engaging with the medium audio. Imagine sitting in the audience and suddenly the performer is whispering in your ear, and yours alone.

Content focusing with SPL mapping is one of many HOLOPLOT features

Content focusing with SPL mapping is one of many HOLOPLOT features

A Sweet Spot For All

The X1 offers the ultimate level of directivity control, for the most demanding applications in terms of audio quality and sound pressure level such as performing arts venues, arenas, immersive spaces and conference or event halls. Whether it’s consistent brilliant music across the whole audience from front-to-back, multiple highly intelligible, multi-language contents in conferences, or a fully immersive theme park installation with personalized sound fields, HOLOPLOT fulfills its guiding principle: “To make every seat the best seat.” No longer is outstanding audio quality reserved for only a part of the audience — now everyone in the audience can receive an unparalleled, engaging and memorable sound experience. Conference attendees can now hear a presentation in their respective languages based on their position in the room, music venues can deliver consistent audio quality to all parts of the audience, while perfectly mapped sound allows theme park visitors to immerse themselves in an incredibly tangible and personal adventure with their favorite character.

The HOLOPLOT X1 MD80S speaker shown without grille

The HOLOPLOT X1 MD80S speaker shown without grille

Matrix Array

The X1 stands out both due to its unique capabilities, but also its audio quality and richness. The modules (loudspeakers) have up to 96 individually amplified drivers including 80 silk dome tweeters per cabinet, delivering studio-grade quality even at high sound pressure levels. The modules (loudspeakers) have up to 96 individually amplified drivers including 80 silk dome tweeters per cabinet, delivering studio grade quality even at high sound pressure levels. But X1 is more than just a speaker, it is a complete smart system based on highly advanced software, combined with IoT capabilities and Cloud connectivity functions. The HOLOPLOT X1 is not only a game-changer in terms of audio experience, but also in terms of system planning, operation and maintenance, due to the various software applications provided. The X1 is designed to not only stay up-to-date, but to improve further after installation and during lifetime.

HOLOPLOT refers to this new category of audio system as the Matrix Array. While the industry has only experienced point source and line arrays in the past, the Matrix Array takes it to a new dimension. X1 modules are combined in matrix configurations of arbitrary scale depending on the application, used as building blocks, which are completely flexible to the needs of a specific project. This unprecedented approach is revolutionary and introduces a new era of audio technology.


CEO Roman Sick


A pro audio specialist based in Berlin, HOLOPLOT manufacturers highly directional loudspeakers based on sophisticated software that empowers two core functionalities: 3D Audio-Beamforming and Wave Field Synthesis. Both functionalities can be used individually or in tandem, opening up a whole new way of thinking and working in functional and creative audio applications. HOLOPLOT products offer a host of advantages for live sound reinforcement in multi-purpose arenas, stadiums, concert halls and clubs, theaters, opera houses, philharmonic halls, houses of worship, museums, shopping centers, airports and train stations, conference and meeting venues, as well as amusement parks.

“Our technology has the potential to change the world,” says HOLOPLOT CEO Roman Sick. “The X1 Matrix Array is a paradigm shift in the audio industry. It enables re-thinking and letting go of old patterns, thereby opening the door to a completely new world of possibilities and creating unprecedented audio experiences. With X1 we are deliberately targeting the most ambitious and most demanding segments of the market, those with high SPL and equally high audio quality standards. Our new MD96 and MD80-S audio modules are two radically new product concepts and represent a best-in-class approach for those who are seeking next-level audio performance. HOLOPLOT product capabilities are worldwide unique. Our patented technology has been developed and improved over a decade and our strong basis on software allows us to continually improve and deploy further advancements.”

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