Island isn’t just for cinema viewing and listening to favorite streaming services in Dolby Atmos, though. It also supports L-Acoustics’ L-ISA immersive audio and Bubbles, which offers 24 channels of uncompressed 24-bit 96kHz hi-res audio.
“Yacht owners and their guests are renowned for appreciating the finer things in life,” says Fichte. “So, Island includes a Bubble Deck, which allows playback of custom-created audio content in a 23.1 audio standard known as BluSpace.”
To play the recordings available in this proprietary L-ISA Bubble format, you place the corresponding Bubble (which looks like a glass bubble) on the player behind the seating area. The Bubble then glows, and the music plays with astonishing clarity. How it works: A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip inside the Bubble unlocks and plays the recording saved on a connected hard drive. Island is design-innovation meets high-end technology, and it’s a sure-fire way to impress guests onboard.
Yacht owners who want to push luxury entertainment to even greater heights can seek out Maunakea, the pairing of Island and the M1 unfolding TV by Austrian manufacturer C SEED. Maunakea, named after a volcano in Hawaii, that is even taller than Mount Everest when measured from sea floor to summit, affords new heights of modern elegance for luxury home entertainment.