Amadeus completes Philharmonie de Paris redesign and install

Amadeus has announced the completion of a new install and acoustical design project for the Philharmonie de Paris concert hall studios.

Amadeus Labs, an acoustics-specialised research and consulting unit managed by acoustician Michel Deluc, co-founder and R&D manager for Amadeus brands, recently re-designed both of the prestigious Philharmonie de Paris concert hall’s studio control rooms and their main monitoring system.

Amadeus Labs collaborated with the studio’s sound engineers, while continuing to work alongside Jean Nouvel, the Philharmonie de Paris’ architect and designer. Jean Nouvel co-designed the recently released Amadeus ‘Philharmonia’ speakers with Amadeus, which were initially created specifically for the Philharmonie de Paris’ recording and mastering studios.

With its design, ergonomics and acoustics devised by Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics and Sir Harold Marshall from Marshall Day Acoustics, the Philharmonie de Paris is among the most unique symphonic halls in the world.

The main Philharmonie de Paris rehearsal room hosts public orchestra rehearsals, pre-concert events, conferences and chamber music/amplified music concerts. The ‘Studio Salle de Répétition’ is equipped with a tailor-made acoustical treatment, very similar to the treatment used in the ‘Studio Grande Salle’. Each studio is equipped with a unique surround monitoring system, made up of five Amadeus Philharmonia speakers, along with an Amadeus ‘ML 15 D’ subwoofer.

"The acoustics I design aggregate a lot of techniques I acquired, imagined and developed during the last 30 years for various complex spaces,” explained Deluc. “This specific project required an acoustical response combining high clarity, great intimacy and depth, echoing the choices Yasuhisa Toyota and Sir Harold Marshall made for the Grande Salle.”