PMC opens production facility to meet CI and Pro Audio Dolby Atmos speaker demand

posted on Friday, 30th October 2020 by Steve May

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PMC has opened a new UK production facility to increase manufacturing capacity for its recently launched ci series, enabling supply to keep up with the high-volume demands of its worldwide distributors and installation customers.

Launched last September, the six model ci series utilises the same proprietary PMC technology as the company’s lauded audiophile speakers and studio monitors. These slimline speakers are designed with a shallow depth for on-wall and in-wall custom installations.

The design feature also makes them suited to professional studios that are embracing Dolby Atmos immersive audio for music and film mixing and want discreet monitors for their wall and ceiling channels. Indeed, the ci series has also recently been specified by The Rolling Stones’ management and record label for use in the new ‘Rolling Stones – Unzipped’ global touring exhibition.

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“The reaction to the new ci series has been nothing short of phenomenal, with demand from custom installers and our worldwide distributors outpacing our ability to manufacture,” says PMC’s owner Peter Thomas. “And, in addition to the CI market, the ci series also goes well beyond Dolby’s minimum requirements for Dolby Atmos studio systems, making them the template for internationally acclaimed studios such as Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Dean Street Studios in London.”

Thomas says an anticipated sharp uptake in demand from installers, plus professional studios embracing Dolby Atmos music mixing, necessitated the need to increase production facilities.

Based on an industrial estate in Sandy, Bedfordshire,10 minutes from PMC’s head office in Biggleswade, the new factory covers 6,000 square feet and includes additional space for warehousing. Alongside the very latest manufacturing equipment, PMC has invested in facilities for stringent acoustic testing and critical listening, which will be carried out on every monitor before it is despatched.

In addition to the new manufacturing facilities, PMC is also increasing its staff resources to support the expansion of the business.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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