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Panamorph CDR Lens System with XM2 Kit

8K anamorphic lens for home theaters
$8,995.00
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Panamorph CDR Lens System with XM2 Kit

Experience the Pinnacle of Home Theater Performance

Imagine stepping into a room where the line between reality and cinema blurs, where every frame of your favorite film is displayed with such precision and clarity that you feel an integral part of the story. This is the experience the CDR Lens System with XM2 Kit promises to deliver in your high-end home theater.

The Ultimate in Visual Clarity and Brightness

The CDR Lens System is not just an accessory; it's the heart of a transformative cinematic experience. Here's how it elevates your home theater:

  • Native 17:9 Aspect Ratio: Designed to flawlessly match native 17:9 projectors, this lens system ensures that every pixel of Digital Cinema Resolution (DCR) content is utilized, up to true 8K resolution.
  • Anamorphic Modes: By engaging the internal anamorphic modes of today's 4K projectors, the CDR Lens System adds 2.6 million more pixels, enhancing your viewing with unparalleled clarity.
  • Brightness Boost: Enjoy a 38% increase in brightness compared to standard projection. This means deeper blacks, more vibrant colors, and a picture that shines even in rooms with ambient light.

Seamless Integration with Leading Projectors

Compatibility concerns? Put them to rest. The CDR Lens System is designed to work in harmony with a range of projectors from top brands like Sony, Digital Projection, Epson, and Benq. Whether you own a traditional or a native 4K projector, this lens system is ready to unlock its full potential.

Designed for the Future

  • Future Compatibility: The lens aperture is crafted to pass future projector beams, making it a lasting investment.
  • Multiple Aspect Ratio Options: Tailor your viewing experience with multiple aspect ratio options, ensuring that no matter the content, it is always displayed to perfection.

Award-Winning Excellence

  • CEPro Product of the Year: With accolades in 2019 and 2020, the CDR Lens System's legacy of quality and performance is undeniable.

Installation Made Easy

The included XM2 Kit makes installation straightforward, ensuring that your home theater upgrade is hassle-free.

Transform Your Content

  • 2.4:1 Cinema Format Screen Compatibility: Designed to fill a 2.4:1 screen without losing any content, the CDR Lens System ensures that you see films the way directors intended.
  • Pixel Enhancement: The additional pixels mean that movies and streaming content are displayed with a level of detail that surpasses even what commercial cinemas offer.

For the Discerning Viewer

  • Home Theater Performance: This lens system isn't just about watching movies; it's about experiencing them in the highest fidelity possible.
  • Brand Recognition: As the most recommended anamorphic lens brand, Panamorph carries a reputation for excellence.

A Global Standard

Used in close to 10,000 high-end home theaters worldwide, the CDR Lens System is a testament to its unmatched performance and reliability.

The Benefits at a Glance

  • Maximizes Image Brightness: HDR content shines with peak highlights and a luminosity that brings every scene to life.
  • Constant Image Height Display: For those who appreciate the grandeur of a 2.35:1 screen, enjoy a constant image height for an uninterrupted cinematic experience.
  • Supports High-Resolution Content: From 4K to true 8K, this lens system is ready for the future of home cinema.
  • Flexibility in Setup: No matter your projector or screen size, the CDR Lens System is designed to adapt and excel.

A Visual Experience Like No Other

With the CDR Lens System, you are not just watching a movie; you are part of an event. Each frame is a brushstroke in a larger masterpiece, and with this lens system, your home theater becomes the gallery where cinema is celebrated in its highest form.

How It Transforms Your Home Theater

  • Crystal-Clear Visuals: Exceeding commercial cinema quality, the sharpness and clarity will leave you breathless.
  • A Trusted Brand: Panamorph's reputation speaks for itself, ensuring you are investing in a product celebrated by industry professionals.
  • Immersive Viewing Experience: The increased brightness and detail draw you into the story, creating an immersive viewing experience that is second to none.

Ready to Make the Leap?

Imagine the gasps of awe from your friends and family as they step into your home theater, the lights dim, and the first frame of a blockbuster film fills the screen with a vibrancy and clarity that surpasses their wildest expectations. This is what awaits with the CDR Lens System with XM2 Kit.

Your Home Theater, Redefined

At Dreamedia, we understand the allure of cinema and the power of a great home theater system. We are available to design and integrate the CDR Lens System seamlessly into your setup, ensuring that your cinematic journey is as flawless as the visuals it produces.

Embrace the Future of Home Cinema Today

With the CDR Lens System, you're not just preparing for the home theater of today; you're investing in the future of home entertainment. It's time to transform your space into a sanctuary of cinematic excellence. Contact Dreamedia, and let us help you bring this vision to life.

Our Review

Introduction

The CDR Lens System with XM2 Kit is a cutting-edge anamorphic lens system designed specifically for home theater projectors. With its compatibility with 4K projectors and screens, native 17:9 projector support, and support for Digital Cinema Resolution (DCR) format up to true 8K, this lens system offers the potential to take your home theater to new heights. In this review, we will explore the technical specifications, installation process, image quality and performance, user experience, pricing and availability, and provide an overall assessment of the CDR Lens System with XM2 Kit.

Technical Specifications

The CDR Lens System with XM2 Kit is designed to work seamlessly with 4K projectors and screens, ensuring that you can fully enjoy the benefits of ultra-high definition content. Its native 17:9 projector support means that it is specifically designed for projectors with a 17:9 aspect ratio, ensuring optimal image quality and performance. Additionally, the lens system supports the Digital Cinema Resolution (DCR) format up to true 8K, allowing you to experience content in stunning detail and clarity.

One of the standout features of the CDR Lens System is its compatibility with a range of aspect ratios and cinema-format screens. With the ability to fill a 2.4:1 screen with smaller content, this lens system offers flexibility in setup and aspect ratio options. It engages the internal anamorphic modes of 4K projectors, adding 2.6 million more pixels of clarity to the cinema format. This means that you can enjoy a truly immersive and cinematic experience in the comfort of your own home.

Furthermore, the CDR Lens System is recognized and recommended as a leading anamorphic lens brand, compatible with popular projector brands such as Sony, Digital Projection, Epson, and Benq. Whether you have an existing projector or are planning to upgrade in the future, this lens system is designed to accommodate a range of projectors and screen sizes, ensuring compatibility and flexibility.

Installation and Setup

The CDR Lens System comes with the XM2 Kit for installation, providing everything you need to set up the lens system in your home theater. The kit includes comprehensive instructions and accessories, making the installation process straightforward for those with basic technical knowledge. However, it is important to note that handling non-standard aspect ratios can be challenging and may require additional adjustments to achieve optimal results.

While the installation process is relatively straightforward, it is worth mentioning that additional accessories may be required depending on your specific setup. It is important to ensure that you have the necessary equipment and tools to properly install and calibrate the lens system. Professional installation may be recommended for those who are less experienced or want to ensure the best possible performance.

Image Quality and Performance

One of the primary advantages of the CDR Lens System is its ability to enhance brightness and detail in cinema-format projection. By maximizing image brightness and peak highlights in HDR content, this lens system delivers a brighter and more immersive viewing experience. The constant image height display for a 2.35:1 screen ensures that you can enjoy content as it was intended to be seen, without any distortion or cropping.

The CDR Lens System also excels in its compatibility with high-resolution content. With support for true 8K resolution, this lens system allows you to enjoy content in stunning detail and clarity. Whether you are watching movies, sports, or playing video games, the CDR Lens System ensures that you can experience crystal-clear visuals that exceed commercial cinema quality.

However, it is important to consider the potential impact on contrast perception and the black floor raising. Anamorphic lens systems, including the CDR Lens System, can raise the black floor, which may impact the perceived contrast levels. While this may not be noticeable to all viewers, it is something to be aware of, particularly for those who are more discerning about contrast performance.

User Experience

The CDR Lens System with XM2 Kit offers a user experience that is both immersive and convenient. With its ability to accommodate both traditional and native 4K projectors, this lens system is designed to last through multiple projector upgrades. This ensures that you can continue to enjoy the benefits of the lens system even as technology evolves.

The CDR Lens System has earned its reputation as a leading anamorphic lens brand, recognized and recommended by industry professionals. With close to 10,000 high-end home theaters worldwide utilizing this lens system, it is clear that it is highly regarded and trusted by home theater enthusiasts. The flexibility in setup and aspect ratio options further adds to the appeal of this lens system, allowing you to customize your viewing experience according to your preferences.

Additionally, the CDR Lens System is compatible with a wide range of projectors, including popular brands like Sony, Digital Projection, Epson, and Benq. This compatibility ensures that you can seamlessly integrate the lens system into your existing setup or future upgrades without any compatibility issues. The lens system is designed to improve the performance of high-end projectors, enhancing their capabilities and delivering an exceptional viewing experience.

Pricing and Availability

While the CDR Lens System with XM2 Kit offers impressive performance and features, it is important to note that it does come at a high cost. This lens system may not be suitable for budget-minded individuals or those who are just starting to build their home theater setup. It is important to carefully consider your budget and priorities before investing in this lens system.

Availability of the CDR Lens System can also be a potential limitation. With limited availability through authorized dealers, it may take some effort to find a retailer that stocks this lens system. Additionally, specific pricing and warranty information are not provided, making it difficult to assess the overall value proposition of the product. Potential buyers should reach out to authorized dealers for accurate pricing and warranty details.

It is also worth noting that shipping limitations and additional charges may apply, depending on your location. It is important to factor in these potential costs when considering the overall affordability of the CDR Lens System.

Conclusion

The CDR Lens System with XM2 Kit offers a compelling option for those looking to elevate their home theater experience. With its ability to maximize image brightness and peak highlights in HDR content, provide constant image height display, and accommodate both traditional and native 4K projectors, this lens system delivers a brighter and more immersive viewing experience.

The compatibility with high-resolution content up to true 8K, recognition and recommendation as a leading anamorphic lens brand, and compatibility with a wide range of projectors further add to the appeal of the CDR Lens System. However, it is important to consider the potential impact on contrast perception, the high cost, and availability limitations before making a purchase decision.

Overall, if you are a home theater enthusiast who values exceptional image quality, flexibility in setup, and compatibility with a range of projectors, the CDR Lens System with XM2 Kit is worth considering. However, for those on a budget or looking for a more accessible option, alternative anamorphic lens systems may be more suitable.

Specifications

Lens System Specifications

  • Lens Type: Anamorphic conversion lens system
  • Compatibility: Compatible with JVC, Sony, Digital Projection, Epson, and Benq projectors
  • Functionality: Optically compresses the vertical dimension to activate unused pixels, increasing brightness and detail
  • Geometric Distortion: Varies with throw distance and screen size, estimated by Lens Selector Image Geometry estimator
  • Screen Compatibility: Designed for 2.4
  • Projector Orientation: Horizontal mounting +/- 3” from screen center, at or slightly above top of screen image

Projector Compatibility

  • JVC Models: Refer to Lens Selector for compatibility
  • Sony Models: Refer to Lens Selector for compatibility
  • Digital Projection Models: Refer to Lens Selector for compatibility
  • Epson Models: Refer to Lens Selector for compatibility
  • Benq Models: Refer to Lens Selector for compatibility

Additional Features

  • Supports Larger Images: Yes, in theaters with smaller throw distances
  • Brightness Enhancement: Highest overall brightness with compatible projectors

Recommended Settings

  • JVC and Sony with 2.4: 1 Screen
  • JVC and Sony with 2.0: 1 Content
  • Sony for 16: 9 TV and Gaming
  • Digital Projection, Epson, Benq with 2.4: 1 Screen

Lens Model and Settings

  • Lens Model: Paladin DCR + XM2 or DCR-S1
  • Anamorphic Lens Setting: 1.24x
  • Aspect Settings: V-Stretch, Squeeze, Normal, Normal + 2.35
  • Anamorphic Mode: Anamorphic C, Anamorphic D, Anamorphic Off, Anamorphic Off + Zoom
  • Aspect Mode: Anamorphic 2.4

Industry Recognition

  • Awards: CEPro Product of the Year for 2019 (Paladin DCR Lens) and 2020 (DCR Direct Attach Lens)
  • Industry Recognition: Most recognized and recommended anamorphic conversion lenses
  • Usage: Used in nearly 10,000 high-end home theaters worldwide

Manufacturer Details

  • Manufacturer: Panamorph
  • Exclusive Availability: Only available through authorized dealers

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