The UK's leading Integrator and Equipment
Installer for the Digital Cinema Industry

Sound Associates

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We have been the UK’s leading installer and integrator of cinema equipment for over 30 years, we are always keen to use our knowledge to improve the customer’s experience.

We can assist with the design of an entire venue or with the refurbishment of an existing cinema. We can adapt equipment or design new solutions. We can help the staff at the venue to be confident when using their projection and sound equipment and we can offer assurance that in the event of breakdown, SA will resolve the problem as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Automation systems

The engineers at Sound Associates have used their extensive knowledge of cinema equipment together with their vast experience of installations and repairs to design and manufacture cutting edge automation systems that tie together servers and sound systems.

These plug and play blocks are smaller than their larger, more cumbersome predecessors, but it is the ease of use that is most exciting. Each accessible block enables easier and faster diagnosis of problems but also allows for bespoke requirements to be fulfilled.


  • A dedicated Fire Alarm input which can automatically mute the sound system, turn off the lamp in the projector and raise the auditorium lights.
  • The automation blocks can be used with any system, so far they have been used with Datasat AP20s, Sony, Dolby and Doremi IMS servers.
  • They come with 8 outputs but could be expanded to 12 or even 16.
  • This is a product that can be adapted to suit the specific needs of a cinema, from the initial design stage or added retrospectively.
  • Full schematics are always provided to the client which go hand in hand with instructions written on the board itself.
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