Goo News & Reviews
Montreal Festival de Son et Image
The 2006 edition of FSI marked the third consecutive Montreal Show that SF Marketing has done an excellent job of presenting Screen Goo to attendees. The SF suite at the Sheraton Centre was lined up all weekend with show goers waiting to experience what was widely considered to be the most impressive Home Theatre demo on offer at this year's Festival.
The sound system on demonstration featured a Genelec active loudspeaker system being fed pristinely processed line level signals from a B’K pre-amp/surround decoder. The pre-amp and (generic) DVD player were well isolated from the prodigious sound pressure levels generated by the Genelec speakers by none other than Goo System's very own Gooeys. The remarkably precise surround decoding was testimony to the effectiveness of the Gooeys and the quality AC power being fed to the entire system by Furman power conditioning products.
All of this wonderful sound was in the service of the spectacular images produced by a beautifully framed and finished Digital Grey Lite Goo screen and our trusty ProjectionDesign Action! Model One projector. While the projector is a little bit long in the tooth and not at the cutting edge of the specmanship wars, when partnered with the Screen Goo screen, superbly detailed images featuring excellent colour fidelity and a beautifully balanced contrast range were definitely in evidence. All in all, a remarkable system that had many attendees braving the lineups to return for a second and third visit to the suite. No doubt some were checking their bank account balances between visits! Not that Screen Goo would dent those balances significantly!
On Saturday evening, SF hosted a reception and dinner in the Sheraton ballroom. While guests enjoyed cocktails and tucked into the scrumptious buffet, three custom framed Digital Grey Lite screens did yeoman duty presenting sponsors' images. In spite of less than favourable lighting conditions, the Goo screens, partnered with the very appealing Vidikron Vision 12 projectors, produced terrifically bright and high contrast pictures.
Many thanks to everyone at SF Marketing and their partners, not only for the great work at the Festival, but for the encouraging results of their ongoing promotion of Screen Goo. We were very gratified by the high proportion of attendees who were aware of Screen Goo and especially pleased that many guests reported that they came to the SF suite specifically to see Goo in action. No one left disappointed! Special thanks to SF executives Michel Plante (the genial master of ceremonies), Grant Baldwin, Steven Freytag, Sarah Tremblay and to sales representatives/account managers David Beniston, Paul Crawford and Louis-Phillipe Boiteau.
Thanks also Marie-Christine Prin and the organizers of the Festival de Son et Image for a great show. Hope to see you all next year!