Cogworks Spreads its Wings in New Zealand
Premium home cinema distributor and design service provider Cogworks has confirmed it is expanding its operations once again into New Zealand.
Cogworks' portfolio includes its own house brand of premium cinema seating and other custom installation and design products, along with StormAudio, Severtson Screens, Elementi, Lumagen, Nakymatone, Intertwine, Screen Research, and Panamorph.
Paul Clarke, General Manager, Cogworks, told StereoNET:
Now that Covid lockdowns and challenges have subsided, Cogworks will be resuming its services to the New Zealand Custom Integrator and Hifi Specialist markets. Adrian Duhigg, Custom Sales Manager for Cogworks, is looking forward to meeting with dealers across the country to present our range and hosting product introduction and training events at the Cogworks Office / Showroom based in Auckland.
Of particular interest will be the Elementi Audio brand to cinema designers and installers in New Zealand. After successfully launching in Australia over the past year, the brand has been impressing those lucky enough to experience an Elementi cinema to date. Elementi Audio's creator David Moseley has worn many hats over the years. Architect, builder, designer, engineer – his credentials give him a unique perspective on home cinema that few share. And while his brand may be a newish entry into the home cinema speaker market, Moseley is no stranger to it. He's owned and operated Australia's most awarded custom Home Cinema company, Wavetrain Cinemas, since 2007.
The Elementi speaker range is active, which avoids many of the electronics-introduced variables that can influence the performance of a speaker. For instance, designers don't have control over the processors they're partnered with, so are therefore at the mercy of another product to control the crossover. This can introduce its own set of problems, Moseley explains.
All Elementi speakers use high-quality digital amplifiers from Danish manufacturer Pascal, with the crossover managed in the digital domain. Whereas most active speakers house the amplifiers within the speaker cabinet, Elementi amplifiers are installed separately from the speaker. Keeping the distance between speaker and amp to a minimum ensures the cleanest signal path, whilst accessing the electronics. It enables access to the amplifier's controls and makes swapping out amplifier modules relatively painless. Each speaker has 2,048 points of equalisation, or 3,072 in the case of Elementi's three-way speakers. Knowing how the speakers will behave in a room means there's no need to tune the speakers above the room's turning point, with the lower frequencies being tuned in situ.
For its first public debut at the StereoNET Hi-Fi & AV Show held in June in Melbourne this year, attendees applauded the Elementi Audio cinema, and we're told that the flow of enquiries and orders has been overwhelming.You can read StereoNET's review of Elementi Audio here.
New Zealand dealers are welcome to contact Cogworks.
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