Consulting and Design
Our deep experience of cinemas of all shapes and sizes ensures that we will help you design a superb auditorium layout, with the optimal choice of projector and sound system, all designed with a full understanding of the latest legislation and regulations. Whether you are starting with a blank page or upgrading an existing venue, we know how to get the best from your space.
Installation and Commissioning
For more than 30 years Sound Associates have installed cinema and sound systems in all sorts of locations: multiplexes, theatres, educational establishments, hospitals, hotels, army bases, post product facilities, royal palaces (two of them!) and even racecourses.
Support and Service Agreements
For all cinemas, we now offer a range of support and service options, so you can chose the right level of care according to your needs and budget. The service is designed to support the digital projection and sound equipment in your venue, and to maintain that equipment at its optimal performance for its entire life. Click here to find out more about our Support and Service Agreements >
Spares and Consumables
We now offer an extensive range of spares, consumables, lamps, and special equipment - all designed to ensure that your screens keep running and that your customers enjoy the best experience. Our range includes lamps, filters, 3D glasses, batteries, disability access products, scalers and switches and we supply Sony IP security cameras.
We help you choose the best solution because we are not bound to any one manufacturer. We have long-standing relationships with all the main cinema suppliers, so you get the right configuration for your needs and budget. Our practical knowledge of new technologies comes from attending trade shows and our continual testing and assessing of the forthcoming innovations, such as immersive sound and vision, remote diagnostics and support, automation systems and server and storage breakthroughs.
Building on Quality
Every client gets the full benefit of our substantial experience in the cinema industry. We have applied our knowhow to perfect a process that has been proven in hundreds of installations. From our insightful consultation, through our detailed surveys and our in-house testing process, to our faultless installations, we have built a justified reputation and a track record for Right First Time Quality.
Lamp disposal and recycling
We offer the facility for customers to send xenon lamps to us when their operating life is over and we then dispose of them in an environmentally-friendly and safe way.
Before these lamps are destroyed they are examined by a trained engineer to see if there are any indications of excess heat or other operating parameters within the projector that might need further examination to ensure that future lamps are not affected in the same way and might lead to early failure in the future. All this for no charge.
All we ask is that you download and fill in the Lamp Return Form and ensure that it is returned with every lamp sent to us. Please ensure that the old lamps are safely packaged, they should ideally be sent back in the manufacturer's original packaging.
If you have built up a large stock of old xenons and would like to return them in bulk, then please get in touch with us and we can discuss the best way of getting them shipped back for safe disposal. Click here to download the form.