CAT MBX Projector Line Saint John NB
Saint John, NB
CAT MBX Projector Line
September 13, 2009 By Dennis Burger
California Audio Technology (CAT) may be best known for their ultra-custom high-end speakers, but the company is no stranger to video. In 2001 they partnered with Sam Runco to bring their first MBX projector to the market at $250,000.
At CEDIA this past week, CAT announced its latest video partnership, this time with Display Development, Inc., and unveiled a new projector line priced from $128,000 to $380,000 apiece.
I say "apiece," because as many as six CAT MBX projectors can be combined to create an ultra-bright, ridiculously high-resolution video system.
The projector that CAT had on display in their booth -- the $280,000 Model No. 4 -- begins its life as a Barco Digital Cinema Initiative DLP projector with 2048 x 1080 resolution. From there, it's completely retooled by Display Development, who designs and builds a custom iris for each projector based on room dimensions and materials, and adds custom lenses and power supplies, as well as a hefty new exterior packed with three heavy duty fans designed to deal with the 68,000 BTU/h generated by the projector's lamp. As as a result, temperature within the case varies no more than 3 degrees at all times.
The CAT MBX projector line will be available exclusively through authorized CAT MBX dealers.
( calaudiotech.com )