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Kraftwerk Specifies PMC Monitors For The Design Museum Show In London

Exhibition slated to start in April designed to evoke experience of being in a club with the elements that shaped the electronic music landscape.
Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk performing.

A 7.1 surround sound system incorporating PMC result6 compact nearfield monitors is currently being installed in The Design Museum, London, to support a new exhibition that focuses on electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk and their 50-year impact on the club scene.

Entitled Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers, the exhibition is slated to run from April 1 to July 26, 2020. It’s designed to evoke the experience of being in a club by transporting visitors through the people, art, design, technology and photography that captured and shaped the electronic music landscape.

The surround sound system utilizing the PMC result6 monitors will be an integral part of the exhibition, which will feature a 3D show capturing Kraftwerk’s music and stage performances. “Kraftwerk has been using PMC speakers for many years and compiled their audio/video documentary collection, 3-D Kraftwerk Concert, on a PMC 9.1 Dolby Atmos set-up consisting of IB2S, twotwo6 and twotwo8 monitors, with a twotwo Sub2 active subwoofer,” says PMC business development manager Chris Allen. “The system we are installing at The Design Museum will complement the signal accuracy, excellent dispersion and unparalleled level of image integrity of their main system and allow the museum to convey the clarity and transient response that Kraftwerk demand, particularly at low levels.”

A spokesperson for Kraftwerk says the band invited PMC to support them at the London electro exhibition because they wanted to recreate the same sonic experience for the public as they have in their Kling Klang Studio in Düsseldorf. The studio is outfitted with a combination of PMC monitors in an Atmos configuration.

Commonly referred to as the “Godfathers of electronic music,” Kraftwerk pioneered the genre in the 1970s and had an influence on other bands, including The Chemical Brothers. Alongside the Kraftwerk 3D show, the Design Museum’s exhibition will allow visitors to step into the visual world of The Chemical Brothers for one of their legendary live shows, as visuals and lights interact to create a new three-dimensional experience by Smith & Lyall featuring Grammy Award-winning track Got to Keep On.


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