Star Trek Premiere at the Sydney Opera House | Audinate

Star Trek Premiere at the Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW Australia

Distribute pristine quality audio for the world premiere of Paramount Pictures Star Trek movie at the most famous opera houses in the world. Ensure that 1500 people enjoyed Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound at the highest audio quality.


Engineers put together an 80 speaker surround sound system that transported sound on Dante from the digital cinema projectors through a complex network of Cisco switches and amps. The audio network reached all areas of the Concert Hall using fiber and CAT5 cabling, audio equipment from D&B Audiotechnik, over 30 amplifiers, Barco projectors and high-def 2048x1080 CinemaScope screen. All of this was tied together with Audinate’s Dante for networking, using IP over Ethernet technology, and Dolby Lake processors for processing.

After the very successful audio experience with Dante, the Sydney Opera House now has a permanent installation of Dante in the main hall.

Benefits and Savings
  • Simplified installation and network setup
  • Sub-millisecond latency
  • Auto Configuration