MBO Cinemas, Malaysia


The Opportunity:

In order to ensure an impactful cinematic experience with excellent audio at every seat at the new MBO Big Screen, MBO Premier, and MBO MX4K and MBO Kecil cinemas, the new state-of the art facility at The Starling Mall in Kuala Lumpur required pristine surround sound reproduction with premium cinema audio.

The Solution:

In partnership with MOB cinemas, cinema sound integrator Goldenduck selected a complete cinema audio solution by HARMAN, comprised of JBL ScreenArray Series cinema speakers and Crown amplifiers.

The HARMAN system installed in the large-format MBO Big Screen theater includes 27 JBL 4732 ScreenArray three-way cinema speakers, which provide impactful dynamic range, zero distortion and optimal coverage throughout the auditorium. The four-way speakers are supplemented by 27 JBL 4732M/HF mid- and high-frequency speakers, while 27 JBL 4739 low-frequency cinema speakers deliver powerful low end response. All of the HARMAN systems are enhanced for critical film sound reproduction in medium to large cinemas environments, and are fitted with Second Generation Optimized Aperture Waveguide technology for an extremely uniform frequency response.

For moviegoers seeking a more intimate viewing experience, the MBO Premier theater with outfitted with five JBL 5742 four-way speakers, five 5742M/HF speakers and five 5749 low-frequency speakers to provide exceptional output and directivity control, with seamless transitions between coverage zones. JBL 5742 speakers feature a true four-way design that offers maximum power handling and consistent acoustic output with extremely low distortion.

The remaining eight theaters are outfitted with a combination of 118 JBL 9300 two-way cinema surround speakers, 38 JBL 9310 surround speakers and 36 JBL 4645C 18-inch subwoofers. Crown DSI 2000 and DSI 4000 amplifiers provide clean and reliable power to all speaker systems in the complex.

The Impact:

“At MBO Cinemas we want to offer our patrons with a comfortable, exciting and memorable experience. MBO the Starling offers the latest in cinematic experiences such as BIG SCREEN, the first MX4D hall in Malaysia, the first kids hall KECIL in Malaysia and PREMIER hall. We are happy to be associated with JBL and Thank Goldenduck for their customer service.”, Said, Mr. Enghee Lim, CEO of MBO cinemas.

“We are extremely honored to be involved with MBO’s flagship project at Starling Mall,” Sittiporn Srisanguansakul, Owner, Goldenduck. “MBO asked us to design audio systems for each theater that would provide guests with consistent and impactful cinematic audio at every seat. We used JBL Screen Array speakers to achieve that goal, resulting in an immersive audio experience for all guests at Starling MBO.”

“We’re thrilled to provide an immersive cinematic audio experience for movie-goers at MBO The Starling,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “JBL and Crown are legendary in the cinema world for delivering superior sound quality and coverage. We thank Goldenduck for their strong leadership, excellent customer service and relationship-driven approach in the cinema industry.”

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