Pulse Cinemas is very proud and excited to introduce SIM2’s very latest creation in home cinema projection, simply put it’s the best SIM2 mid to high-end product the company has ever made. The new high-precision lens, coupled with the latest laser-hybrid light source, the newest 0.67in DMD with state of the art processing and perfect HDR management, creates a middle priced unit that easily outclasses most more expensive projectors.
Accurate and vibrant lively colours with Sim2's first laser projector
A weak point of many Laser hybrid projectors has been that the colour of the imaging often appears yellowish or greenish. The Crystal 4 Sh SuperHybrid sports a perfect white point colour and an expanded colour space, exceeding 80% of the DCI standard (the colour space of commercial digital cinema projectors). This means perfect reproduction of images that look extremely natural.
This performance is in no small part because of the use of the latest developments in blue laser as well as in phosphor technology in the Crystal 4 Sh SuperHybrid. These combine to produce high brightness with a colour gamut that not only reaches REC709, but goes far beyond it, offering natural, true colours with the correct colour stability. The new machine also features the latest semiconductor technology used in solid-state laser applications for blue coherent light emissions.
The Crystal 4 Sh SuperHybrid uses not one, but two colour wheels: one with phosphors and one with dichroic filters. The first with its latest generation green and yellow phosphors offers constant emissions over time and as the temperature changes. The second purifies the colours, with which SIM2 has reached an unusual degree of colourimetric reproduction accuracy in the Crystal 4 Sh SuperHybrid.
High Brightness and High Dynamic Range (HDR)
The Crystal 4 Sh Superhybrid features a brightness as high as 3,600 lumens. Because brightness is the key factor in experiencing all the benefits of the HDR processing in image quality, projectors with limited brightness suffer from low peak brightness which limits the dynamic range performance. That said, brightness without dynamics and proper management is not enough to create an extraordinary picture: based on 20 years of experience in the development of DLP technology, coupled with the experience gained in designing the award- winning NERO 4S, Sim2 is now able to provide simply the best emotive experience in home cinema.
SIM2 is the company with one of the longest and greatest experience in HDR processing, having started work on HDR more than 13 years ago. HDR processing is THE real revolution in video imaging and home cinema performance and Sim2 has been at the forefront from the very start.
The Crystal 4 Sh SuperHybrid features the same HDR processing developed for the world famous SIM2 NERO 4S, recognised as the reference standard for HDR image perfection. The result of this accurate HDR processing is to make visible all image details either in the dark and/or bright parts of the image.
The Crystal 4 Sh SuperHybrid uses a high resolution, very low dispersion 1.6x zoom projection lens. This lens delivers, together with the excellent performance of the DMD, very low background light and a contrast at the highest levels seen on the market to date.
Its characteristics of clarity, sharpness and uniformity over the whole screen, of low chromatic aberration and low geometric distortion, allow the Crystal 4 Sh SuperHybrid to achieve impeccable optical performance typical of much higher priced projection systems.
Last and best DMD chip
SIM2 has chosen one of the largest and most improved UHD 4K DMD chip sets released by Texas Instruments for all its home cinema projectors, including the new Crystal 4 Sh SuperHybrid. The 0.67in DMD chip allows for higher brightness and much lower dispersed light, compared to the smaller 0,47in chips, delivering images with a higher contrast and lower black level, perfect for home cinema applications.
The model also boasts a special SuperHybrid mode which dramatically improves the contrast by adjusting dynamically all the parameters of the projector in combination with the laser source. Other special features include Anticlipping Contrast Adjustment, which is properly adjusted according to the ‘nit’ of the disk or content source. SIM2 has developed special processing that automatically adapts the parameters of the projector to the various Blu-ray disks and in particular to the nits of the disks, so preventing the clipping of the image in the brighter parts. The result is a rich image with all details visible.
Automatic Colour Calibration
Like the Nero 4S, the Crystal 4 Sh SuperHybrid comes with the LCC 4.0 (Live Colour Calibration), a special PC software developed by SIM2 that allows accurate automatic colour calibration. By connecting a colour probe and the projector to the PC, the projector allows graphic adjustment of both the primary and secondary colours to arrive at the target chosen. The process can be automatic or manual.
Luxury and elegant crystal glass cabinet
Home cinema projectors are now used more and more in multi-use living spaces, therefore they have to be properly integrated in interiors to avoid the appearance of an obtrusive piece of technology that degrades the aesthetics of the room. No such problems here as the Crystal 4 Sh SuperHybrid sports an elegant and minimalist crystal glass-based cabinet for a sleek look when installed in the ceiling, over a bookshelf or furniture. It comes in either a white or black glass finish and has an invisible crystal glass back door, which hides all the inputs, cables, and connectors.
A whisper in the air
In some installations, the projector is close to the viewers (i.e. small theatres with a low ceiling, etc.) and therefore the projector has to be silent. The new Crystal 4 Sh SuperHybrid is one of the quietest projectors in the market. Thanks to the design of the cooling system, and the solid 7mm Crystal glass cabinet that prevents noise to come out from top, back and front of the projector. The Dimensions for the new product are 507 x 392 x 181 mm (W x D x H). Weight: 14,5 kg.