Berkeley, Calif. –
said Monday that it has started shipping the latest flagship models in its Reference
series of 2D/3D theater projectors.
Added to the lineup are the REF-700 and REF-1000 projectors, offering
high-performance 3D images on screens up to 18 feet in width.
The REF-700 and REF-1000 are shipping now at retail prices
starting at $75,000. Also available is a standard selection of primary optics.
Both models employ modular Cermax xenon arc lamps, three-chip DLP
light engines and a choice of six high-contrast VariScope primary lens packages.
Also included is Wolf’s advanced video-processing system with
custom film algorithms, optional cinema Triple-Flash 3D imaging technologies
and custom 3D glasses, the company said.
The projectors also include cooling infrastructure for extended
projector and lamp life.
“The REF series are extraordinary – frankly, we’re surprised at
how much we’ve been able to improve upon the visual performance of the previous
generation,” said John Hunter, Wolf Cinema president. “The imaging is cleaner,
more highly resolved without looking etched and with greater sense of
instantaneous dynamics when fast-transitioning between light levels.”
The company’s i-Box design used in all Reference models allows
custom installations in difficult locations while ensuring long-life
components. The system uses high-velocity air flow directed throughout the
chassis and over all critical system components.
The VariScope memory lens system enables viewing a wide variety
of TV and film content without the need for external anamorphic lenses.
The technique accesses a wide range of popular aspect ratios
[from 16:9 all the way up to CinemaScope 2.35/2.40:1] and stores them in memory
for quick access via the projector’s IR remote or RS-232 control scheme.
The Reference projectors can be ordered as either 2D-only
projectors, or configured as Full 3D HD imaging systems, with the 3D editions
boasting the very latest in TripleFlash imaging technologies for ultra-smooth,
ghost-free performance. A near-field 3D emitter and four pairs of custom 3D
glasses are included with each REF 3D edition.
Additional 3D glasses and ceiling mount kits are also available
as key system options.