• SLS Rapid Rigging System

    • SLS Rapid Rigging System

      • The new Rapid Rigging System from SLS Audio has been developed to drastically reduce the time and expense involved with installing and maintaining overhead surround speakers needed for Dolby Atmos® cinema applications. The system comes in 8 foot (2.45m) extrusion sections that can be connected together (maximum of 8 sections) into a single track. The track can then be raised up to the ceiling grid using standard rigging pulleys or motors. The track is then attached to structural steel mounting points with several cables ensuring stability and safety. Once the rigging is complete, speakers are attached to small Karts. These Karts are then loaded into the rail and attached to a drive cable. Using a small hand-held drill, the drive cable pulls the speaker Kart down the rail with the speaker wire trailing behind. Additional speakers are added and the rail and moved into position to complete the installation. Two tracks are required for a Dolby Atmos installation.

        Features

        • Reduces Dolby Atmos ceiling speaker installation time by a substantial amount of time vs. conventional processes
        • Allows almost any brand of surround speaker to be used
        • Allows for any future speaker repairs or upgrades to be made at a lower labor cost than any installation process currently available
        • Delivers a sleek and aesthetically pleasing installation
        • Allows the installation process to be completed by conventional theatre installers and does not require any additional high voltage power to be permanently supplied requiring licensed electricians and materials
        • Potentially requires only two installers to complete the entire process, including running the required speaker cable
        • Allows the installer to aim all speakers as they are being loaded into the rigging system, reducing the number of times that scaffolding is set up. Speakers are loaded into the rigging system at the back of the room, which is the lowest height for any necessary scaffolding.
        • Constructed of lightweight aluminum extrusion with formed, 10 gauge steel coupling brackets and carries a California, USA, structural engineering certification
        • Extrusion weight is approx. 50 lb (22.75 kg) per 8 ft (2.45 m) section including four speaker carrier carts
        • Standard extrusion lengths are 8 ft (2.45 m) and up to 8 lengths can be connected together which requires three support connections to the building truss