(September 3, 2021) When we close our eyes each night, our brain begins a journey through four stages of sleep. Stage 1 is a short-lived period where we doze off, Stage 2 sees brain activity slow, Stage 3 is a deeper non-REM period where recovery and growth occur, and then the gloves come off as dreams become intensely vivid during Stage 4 REM. Most of the AV gear we discuss falls somewhere between budget-oriented, or Stage1 non-REM, to the pricier high-end world of Stage 3 Delta sleep. That reserves true Stage 4 REM for the rarified air of mind- and budget-blowing dream machines like Christie's video dominator, the Eclipse 4K RGB Laser Projector.
The Christie Eclispse 4K RGB is nothing short of modern projection perfection, sporting a native contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1 and up to 26,000 ANSI lumens (more than 8 times the light output capability of flagship projectors that cost $20,000). Its onboard light source is rated to produce 30,000 hours of optimal performance to 80% brightness, while six DLP chips combine for 4K resolution, frame rates between 24Hz and 120Hz, full Rec. 2020/2100 color space coverage, and 3D capability.
Recently, Christie announced that Absolute Ultimate AV (AUAV) has been handed the keys to the castle, and will serve as the company's exclusive global representative for Eclipse. Seeing as though AUAV describes itself as having a "track-record of unrivaled excellence" and a corporate mission to "impartially cherry-pick and provide nothing but the absolute ultimate with respect to AV," it's no surprise that leading-edge gear like the Eclipse would become an exclusive product in its portfolio.
If you'd like to bring the Eclipse into your home, you'll need more than a simple ceiling mount. The projector's head weighs a whopping 346-pounds and its laser unit adds an additional 330-pounds. Of course, the real number with heft is its overall price tag, which reportedly lands somewhere in the neighborhood of $250,000 to $300,000.
Yes, one can dream.
For more information about the Christie Eclipse 4K RGB Laser Projector visit www.christiedigital.com or www.au-av.com.