Modena By Fraser Buriram Hotel Creates Immersive AV Experiences with HARMAN Professional Networked Audio Systems

July 01, 2020

BURIRAM, Thailand—To create an immersive AV solution for a wide range of events, Mahajak Development Co., Ltd. equipped Modena By Fraser Buriram Hotel with a cutting-edge HARMAN Professional Solutions networked audio system.

Constructed in 2018, Modena By Fraser Buriram is a world-class hotel known for its sleek blend of functionality and style. Located within walking distance of the renowned Chang International Circuit racetrack and Chang Arena football stadium, the Modena By Fraser Buriram hotel is ideally located for sports fans. Behind the property’s distinctive façade are 152 luxurious guest rooms, a spacious foyer and a large ballroom used for elegant weddings, high-profile product launches, car shows, business conferences and more. To deliver clear, detailed sound in the ballroom and throughout the hotel, Modena By Fraser Buriram hired AV integrators Mahajak Development to design and install a premium networked audio solution. Mahajak Development designed a HARMAN Professional Solutions networked audio system featuring class-leading solutions from JBL, Crown, Soundcraft and BSS.

“To ensure consistent sound throughout the facilities, we installed a networked audio system using HARMAN’s industry-leading AV solutions,” said Pongsakorn Kanchanachayphoom, Director of Project, Mahajak Development Co. Ltd. “With the grand ballroom serving as a multi-purpose venue, we developed a highly customizable audio system with superb clarity for any event. We selected JBL Professional sound equipment along with Crown and Soundcraft because HARMAN’s sound equipment met all of the hotel’s environmental demands.”

Mahajak Development equipped the ballroom with JBL CBT 200LA-1 line array column speakers. With Constant Beamwidth Technology™, CBT 200LA-1 speakers deliver crystal-clear sound with superior, consistent coverage. To provide additional low-end support, Mahajak Development selected JBL AC118S high-power subwoofers, which feature an extended frequency response down to 32 Hz. Additionally, Mahajak Development installed JBL Control 226C/T ceiling speakers thoughout the facility to provide balanced, even coverage. The system is powered by Crown CDi 2|1200 and CDi 2|300 amplifiers, which feature pre-loaded JBL speaker tunings to help make installations quicker and easier.

Signals on stage are routed through a Soundcraft Mini Stagebox 32R into a Soundcraft Si Impact digital mixing console. With versatile routing options, advanced DSP processing and color-coded FaderGlow technology, the Si Impact makes it easy for staff to quickly dial in pristine sound. To distribute signals throuhout the facility, Mahajak Development installed a BSS BLU-100 signal processor, which provides low-latency streaming for up to 48 channels of audio over traditional Category 5e cabling.

“We wanted to create immersive audio and visual experiences for our guests and HARMAN Professional Solutions has helped us achieve that objective,” said a spokesperson from Modena By Fraser Buriram Hotel. “With the latest equipment installed by Mahajak, we can now deliver exceptional sound quality throughout our multi-purpose ballroom, with exceptional control.”

“HARMAN is extremely privileged to be associated with Modena by Fraser Buriram, providing effective AV and controls solutions powered by our iconic brands,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "HARMAN would like to thank Mahajak Development for understanding the requirements of the client and deploying a successful design and for an outstanding AV experience for their guests.”


Hoiana Suncity Launches Central Vietnam’s Premier Beachfront Integrated Resort;Previews World-Class Entertainment & Gaming Center with state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional Audio Solutions

Hoiana Suncity Launches Central Vietnam’s Premier Beachfront Integrated Resort;Previews World-Class Entertainment & Gaming Center with state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional Audio Solutions

June 29, 2020

Central Vietnam —To elevate the guest experience at the Hoiana Suncity gaming and entertainment venue, VISCO Joint Stock and ihD Ltd. has deployed state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional audio-visual (AV) and background music (BGM) solutions.

Hoiana is the first beachfront integrated resort in Central Vietnam and had its preview soft opening on June 28, 2020. The impressive casino and resort consists of a cutting-edge entertainment and gaming facilities by Hoiana Suncity, an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed Hoiana Shores Golf Club; and the first of four luxurious hotels managed by Rosewood Hotel Group – the Hoiana Hotel & Suites.

"The client wanted the latest hi-tech audio-visual, background music, lighting solutions and LED video walls to enliven its gaming and entertainment venues. One of the challenges that we faced was that we began the project with 50 percent of architectural drawings, while the rest of the design was put in place as the establishment was being built," said David Chua, General Director, VISCO Joint Stock. "We used HiQnet Audio Architect Software for programming and configuring all of HARMAN's audio systems. Integrating a multitude of the AV and lighting equipment made this project an exciting challenge."

The BGM system in the Casino and Food & Beverage areas consisted primarily of JBL Control Series speakers. Control 26CT, 24CT, 328CT, 322CT coaxial ceiling speakers, along with JBL Control 25AV 60 Watt indoor/outdoor commercial speakers, deliver premium output with wide coverage. To remove resonances and deliver lower bass response, the Control 300 Series speakers were fitted with JBL MTC-300BB8 Backcans and JBL MTC-300BB12 Backboxes. To ensure extended durability, JBL MTC-300RG8 and MTC-300SG12 scratch-resistant square grilles were added to the speakers.

Mot Hai Bar, the stage bar setup at Hoiana Suncity with complimentary entertainment shows for players consisted of JBL AM5215/64 2-Way, full-range loudspeakers, which are weather-resistent and feature a Progressive Transition Waveguide for excellent pattern control. The JBL ASB7118 ultra-long excursion hi-power single subwoofer offers powerful bass with low-distortion, while JBL AC18/95 passive compact speakers were integrated for their ease of mounting and high-fidelity output. Also included were JBL Control 26CT two-way coaxial ceiling loudspeakers, a JBL CSMA2120 mixing console, an AKG PZM11 boundary microphone, as well as Crown CDi 4|600 power amplifiers.

"The project at Hoiana Suncity was unique for two reasons. One is the sheer scale of the establishment, and the second being the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19. We would like to thank Hoiana Suncity for their faith in the best in class HARMAN Audio Solutions which will provide a world class experience to their customers," said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We thank our partner VISCO Joint Stock for their expertise and dedication leading to the successful completion of the project in these testing times.”


Eon Clublex Ulaanbaatar Establishes New Standard for Clubbing Experience Using  HARMAN Professional Audio Solutions

Eon Clublex Ulaanbaatar Establishes New Standard for Clubbing Experience Using HARMAN Professional Audio Solutions

June 29, 2020

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia — To elevate its venue with world-class sound quality and provide guests a memorable clubbing experience, Eon Clublex Ulaanbaatar recently upgraded to a cutting-edge HARMAN Professional audio solution.

Known as the ultimate clubbing and partying destination, Eon Clublex Ulaanbaatar is Mongolia’s biggest night club and features state-of-the-art facilities. It consists of the main hall, a VIP lounge and a first-floor lounge. To further enhance the guest experience, the club entrusted ITC Solutions to deliver a premium audio system that provides exceptional sound performance.

“The venue needed a robust audio system that delivers even sound coverage and produces a high-end clubbing atmosphere,” said a spokesperson at ITC Solutions. “We wanted a partner that could set up an ideal audio solution and extend reliable customer service post-installation—that’s why we chose HARMAN.”

Meeting the club’s audio expectations, ITC Solutions deployed JBL VRX 932LA and VRX928S line array loudspeakers, which feature Constant Curvature Waveguide technology to deliver pristine sound quality and unprecedented array coherence. The system also features JBL SRX815P self-powered loudspeakers, SRX818SP subwoofers, Control HST speakers, 8124 in-ceiling loudspeakers as well as the JBL VMA 2120 mixer to provide exceptional sound across the venue and create a one-of-a-kind clubbing experience.

To ensure optimum audio performance and appropriate sound levels throughout the club, the system includes Soundcraft Si Expression, EPM6 and FX16ii mixing consoles. In addition to powering the system with Crown Xti 4002, Xti 2002, XTii 6002 and MA 5000i amplifiers, ITC Solutions deployed BSS BLU networked audio systems and the dbx DriveRack PA2 loudspeaker management system to connect and fine-tune the expansive audio solution.

“We required a sound system that would create an unforgettable clubbing experience for our patrons. We also wanted to partner with a company that could provide dependable customer service after installation,” said a spokesperson at Eon Clublex Ulaanbaatar. “We had immense confidence in the capabilities of ITC Solutions and HARMAN before the project, and we are highly satisfied with the prudent solutions and support that we have received from them.”

“Incorporating audio solutions with the latest technologies, Eon Clublex Ulaanbaatar set a whole new level for clubbing,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We thank ITC Solutions for creating a lively atmosphere and heightening the clubbing experience with world-class sound systems and production levels.”


JBL Professional Debuts BRX300 Series  Modular Line Array Systems for the APAC, China and India Markets

JBL Professional Debuts BRX300 Series Modular Line Array Systems for the APAC, China and India Markets

June 23, 2020

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.—HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, is pleased to introduce the JBL Professional BRX300 Series of modular line array systems for small- to mid-size applications in the APAC, China and India markets, only.

The series, which includes the BRX308-LA Line Array Element, BRX325SP Powered Subwoofer with DSP, BRX308-ACC Transport Kit, BRX308-AF Array Frame and BRX308-PM Pole Mount and Adapter Kit, provides versatile sound reinforcement solutions for bands, DJs, A/V rental firms, houses of worship and anyone who requires pro-grade fidelity, class-leading output and seamless front-to-back coverage in a simple, scalable sound system.

“Every day, the world’s leading concert venues and touring productions rely on the power and clarity of JBL Professional line array technology,” said Sunil Karanjikar, Cinema Product Manager, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “With the BRX300 Series, we’re bringing that legendary sonic performance to small- and mid-size productions.

“The BRX300 series takes the guesswork out of system setup and operation, thanks to its built-in corrective processing, smart transport system and simple rigging hardware. No matter your configuration, you’ll be able to set up quickly and safely and get right back to focusing on your show. And, because systems are self powered and self contained, there’s no dealing with amp racks, crossover calibration or long cable runs—just add input cables and a mixer and you’re ready to go.”

The BRX300 Series can be configured to accommodate a range of live music events, receptions and corporate functions. Systems are available in minimum one-subwoofer/two-top or one-subwoofer/four-top configurations and can be stacked, pole mounted or hung to provide seamless coverage in every scenario. Deploy in minutes and experience optimal sound out of the box with components engineered for superior sonics and ease of use:

The BRX308-LA Line Array Element features dual 8-inch LF drivers and a 3-inch titanium compression driver, providing full-spectrum coverage, class-leading 136 dB output and ultra-wide 110° horizontal dispersion, with variable interbox angles for fine-tuning vertical coverage.

The BRX325SP dual 15-inch Powered Subwoofer extends low-frequency energy to 32 Hz, with built-in 1,000-watt, 6-channel amplification providing 136 dB output and powering up to four BRX308-LA Line Array Elements; sophisticated internal DSP handles EQ, filters, driver-protection circuitry and crossover management. Built-in casters simplify transport.

The BRX308-ACC Transport Kit provides a self-contained transport system for four BRX308-LA Line Array Elements and includes padded covers for the cart, BRX3255 Powered Subwoofer and required speaker cables.

The BRX308-AF Array Frame supports one BRX325SP Powered Subwoofer or up to eight BRX308-LA Line Array Elements in flown configuration, and is tested for a safety factor of 4:1, while the BRX308-PM Pole Mount and Adapter Kit mounts up to two BRX308-LA Line Array Elements, expanding system configuration options.

The BRX300 Series’ rugged, tour-tested cabinet designs feature all-wood construction with a Duraflex coating that protects against wear and tear.

Availability

The JBL BRX300 Series will be available in July, 2020 in the APAC, China and India markets. Contact your JBL representative for product availability in your region.

For more information, please visit jblpro.com or see the video at https://youtu.be/PUy-roRk66I.


Shanghai’s National Exhibition and Convention Center Upgrades to HARMAN Professional Solutions Audio Systems

Shanghai’s National Exhibition and Convention Center Upgrades to HARMAN Professional Solutions Audio Systems

June 22, 2020

SHANGHAI—Shanghai ACE, a branch of ACE (International) Co., Ltd, recently installed an end-to-end HARMAN Professional Solutions networked audio system at the National Exhibition and Convention Center complex.

At 15.8 million square feet, the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai is the largest convention facility of its kind in the world. The massive complex has a unique four-leaf-clover shape, with four main exhibit halls totaling 5.4 million square feet branching off from a central plaza. In preparation for the inaugural China International Import Expo, an international trade fair proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the facility underwent extensive renovations in 2018. The NECC hired HARMAN distributor Shanghai ACE to upgrade the facility with a complete HARMAN networked audio solution including JBL loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers, dbx and BSS signal processors and Soundcraft mixers.

“Due to the rigid security of state leader conferences, there were strict requirements for the renovation project of the National Exhibition and Convention Center,” said a spokesperson at Shanghai ACE. “We designed the HARMAN audio system to meet the toughest standards with excellent performance and high flexibility. Following the China Import Expo show, this audio system will continue to deliver premium audio quality for many more large-scale conferences and exhibitions.”

To cover the entire complex with high-definition sound, Shanghai ACE installed a wide range of JBL loudspeakers suited to different roles. The main sound systems in the exhibition halls are comprised of VRX and VTX Series line array elements, which provide ample power and coverage to fill the immense pillarless spaces. Additional sound reinforcement is provided by JBL AM Series loudspeakers with switchable bi-amp/tri-amp design for added flexibility. CBT Series column loudspeakers utilize Constant Beamwidth Technology to deliver ultra-consistent vertical coverage for specialized applications. LSR Series nearfield monitors provide accurate sound for mixing and reference. For outdoor sound reinforcement with wireless flexibility, Shanghai ACE provided JBL EON 600 portable PA systems with Bluetooth connectivity.

To power the NECC’s expansive sound system, Shanghai ACE provided 36 network-connected Crown I-Tech amplifiers and 26 DCi Series models, which deliver strong signal with clean headroom to all loudspeakers. To optimize the sound of each array and protect the loudspeakers, Shanghai ACE installed dbx loudspeaker management systems throughout the facility. The entire system is connected by a network of BSS BLU-800 and BLU-100 signal processors, which perform complex signal routing via high-speed CobraNet and Dante protocols. A total of 18 Soundcraft mixers allow sound professionals to easily mix audio for large-scale events with dozens of analog and digital inputs and an intuitive, hands-on user interface.


‘Life On The Road For A Lighting Designer’ and ‘When Good Shows Goes Bad’ Among New HARMAN Professional University’s Live Workshops

June 17, 2020

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.—HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced the addition of 10 free Live Workshops available for registration through the Learning Sessions program in conjunction with HARMAN Professional University.

Available workshops, scheduled through the remainder of June, feature lighting or audio experts who have extensive industry knowledge and experience working with various artists including Akon, Aretha Franklin, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Josh Groban, Logic, OneRepublic, Patti LaBelle, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others.

The workshops now open for registration include:

  • June 15—Cable Diagnostics, Soldering Skills and Troubleshooting with Fedj (Jeff) Sylvanus
  • June 16—Lighting with LED for Television with Robert Grobler
  • June 17—Improvised Lighting on Tour with Juan Trevino
  • June 18—The Followspot Operator: An Essential Resource with A.J. Pen
  • June 19—Lighting Director Skillset: From Clubs to Arenas and Beyond with Sarah Parker
  • June 22—Pros and Cons in an Educational Lighting Design System with Nina Agelvis
  • June 23—Life on the Road as an LD: How Not to Burn Out with Sage Paden
  • June 24—Designing at the Speed of Light with Luther Frank
  • June 25—When Good Shows Go Bad with John Featherstone
  • June 30—Installed Line Array Solutions for Sporting Facilities with Rick Kamlet

Over 60 Live Workshops have been conducted since the program’s introduction and are now available at HARMAN Professional University’s YouTube channel. Workshops include ‘Soundcraft Vi1000 Basic Training,’ ‘The History of Live Sound (Parts 1 and 2)’ and ‘Touring Life 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Touring.’ Many more sessions are in production for release in the coming months, so be sure to visit https://pro.harman.com/lp/learning-sessions to learn more and register early.


Rosewood Bangkok Provides World-Class Hospitality with HARMAN Professional Solutions Networked AV

Rosewood Bangkok Provides World-Class Hospitality with HARMAN Professional Solutions Networked AV

June 15, 2020

BANGKOK, Thailand—To offer guests a premier luxury experience, the newly opened Rosewood Bangkok Hotel features a state-of-the-art, building-wide networked AV system featuring class-leading HARMAN Professional Solutions components.

Completed and opened in 2019, the Rosewood Bangkok features a striking modern architectural design that evokes the image of two palms pressed together in the traditional wai greeting. The 30-story tower in the heart of downtown Bangkok contains 159 guest rooms, including four deluxe suites and three multilevel ‘houses,’ each with a private terrace and plunge pool. The complex also features two elegant spaces for events and functions: the 3,400-square-foot Pavilion, which can accommodate up to 300 guests or be divided into two separate spaces, and the 1000-square-foot Ploenchit Boardroom. To deliver high-quality audio and video throughout the entire building, the Rosewood Bangkok deployed a range of JBL Professional loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers, BSS signal processors, AMX AV and control systems and Martin Professional lighting solutions.

“A venue such as the Rosewood Bangkok Hotel requires the finest audio, visual and lighting systems,” said Pongsakorn Kanchanachayphoom, Director of Project, Mahajak Development Co. Ltd. “The equipment we selected from HARMAN was a perfect fit for the venue, as it offers pristine, high-quality sound and visuals during hotel events, corporate meetings and high-end conferences.”

A range of JBL Professional loudspeakers serve specialized roles throughout the hotel. For general background music and announcements, JBL Control Series ceiling speakers offer pristine sound and even coverage with a discreet appearance. In outdoor areas, the ground-mounted Control 88M offers a weather-resistant solution. In the building's multiple restaurants, JBL CBT 100LA-1 line array column speakers employ Constant Beamwidth Technology to deliver precisely targeted coverage. In the hotel’s top-floor whiskey bar, guests can listen to over 6,000 vinyl records on 10-inch JBL AC195 loudspeakers. Finally, the Pavilion room is equipped with JBL CBT 200LA-1 line array column loudspeakers supplemented by ASB6115 subwoofers and 12-inch Control 321C ceiling speakers for clear, full-range sound reinforcement.

The loudspeakers are powered by highly-efficient Crown DCi 8|300N amplifiers, which connect via BLU Link to a network of BSS BLU-100 signal processors located on each floor. The BLU-100 provides flexible signal routing and processing via a low-latency digital audio bus carried over standard Category 5e cabling. Using HiQnet London Architect software, the audio system can be easily configured into multiple zones for precise control, and any endpoint in the system can be accessed remotely from a computer.

The Pavilion room features AMX media switchers and controllers to facilitate multimedia presentations and remote meetings. The AMX DGX800-ENC digital media switcher supports 4K and ultra-high definition (UHD) content, accepts input and output expansion cards, and features redundant power supplies for maximum reliability. AMX DX-TX-WP wall plates located throughout the room connect to the DGX800-ENC and accept all common digital and analog inputs, including HDMI, VGA, analog audio and USB. An AMX NetLinx NX 3200 integrated controller offers intuitive switching via a wall-mounted Apple iPad Mini for remote use. Additionally, the Rosewood Bangkok selected Martin Professional RUSH PAR 2 RGBW Zoom lighting fixtures to illuminate weddings, conventions and other events.

“The hotel management selected HARMAN AV equipment due to its proven reliability,” said a spokesperson from Rosewood Bangkok Hotel. “The brand created an assurance that the facility is fit to host corporate meetings, high-end events and conferences. The end goal was to create a collaborative space for the guests, and that goal was realized with HARMAN products.”

“HARMAN is privileged to be associated with the Rosewood Bangkok Hotel, and creating an engaging space for their guests was a delightful experience,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "The integrated HARMAN AV system perfectly complements the refined atmosphere of the hotel and creates an inviting environment for guests.”


Young Buddhists Association of Thailand Installs Cutting-Edge HARMAN Professional Solutions Networked Audio System

Young Buddhists Association of Thailand Installs Cutting-Edge HARMAN Professional Solutions Networked Audio System

June 11, 2020

BANGKOK, Thailand—To provide exceptional sound quality for speakers and performers, Mahajak Development Co., Ltd. recently equipped the Young Buddhists Association of Thailand headquarters with a cutting-edge HARMAN Professional Solutions audio system featuring class-leading solutions from JBL, Crown, Soundcraft and BSS.

Young Buddhists Association of Thailand (YBAT) is youth organization dedicated to educating youths who are interested in Theravadan Tripitaka. Opened in 2006, the YBAT Vipassana Meditation Headquarters in Bangkok is home to the Mind and Wisdom Development Institute and hosts multiple meditation and Dhamma courses. To ensure clear, intelligible sound during classes and special events, YBAT hired Thailand’s premier distributor of pro AV equipment, Mahajak Development Co., Ltd. to upgrade their existing audio solution with a world-class HARMAN Professional Solutions audio system.

“The YBAT management wanted to upgrade their existing sound system with a robust audio solution that would enable them to spread their message powerfully, stirring every member in the practice room,” said Pongsakorn Kanchanachayphoom, Director of Project, Mahajak Development Co. Ltd. “We selected the JBL line array column loudspeakers for their powerful output, versatility and sleek design.”

Mahajak equipped the venue with JBL CBT 200LA-1 and CBT 100LA-1 line array column speakers to deliver crystal-clear sound throughout the venue. With Constant Beamwidth Technology, CBT Series loudspeakers offer balanced, consistent coverage. High-powered JBL Control SB2210-WH subwoofers provide powerful bass response in a compact package. Mahajak selected JBL Control 28-1 loudspeakers as stage monitors for their high output and sleek appearance. The system is powered by ultra-efficient Crown XLS 2502 and XLS 1502 amplifiers.

To provide staff with a simple and intuitive means of controlling the sound, Mahajak selected a Soundcraft Si Expression 1 digital mixing console. With versatile routing options and powerful DSP, the Si Expression 1 makes it easy for staff to dial in professional-sounding mixes for a variety of applications. Signals are routed throughout the venue using a BSS BLU-100 processor, which offers up to 48 channels of low-latency audio over traditional Category 5e cabling. In the control room, Mahajak selected JBL 305P MKII studio monitors for their stunning detail, precise imaging and impressive dynamic range. With patented Image Control Waveguide technology, 305P MKII studio monitors deliver detailed imaging and a broad sweet spot.

"We put our trust in Mahajak to renovate our existing audio system and they delivered exactly what we asked for,” said a spokesperson of YBAT. “We needed a system that would give us world-class sound quality, as well as the flexibility for future upgrades. HARMAN’s audio systems, with their advanced technology and level of sophistication, have transformed our way of engaging with the larger community.”

"It is an honor for HARMAN Professional Solutions to be associated with the Young Buddhists Association of Thailand and to be able to extend customized, adaptable solutions for their space," said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We thank Mahajak Development for their exceptional use of HARMAN’s audio solutions to create an engaging space that heightens awareness and encourages greater participation.”


ABR Cinemas Delivers Powerful and Immersive Audio Experiences with JBL Professional Cinema Audio Solutions

ABR Cinemas Delivers Powerful and Immersive Audio Experiences with JBL Professional Cinema Audio Solutions

June 10, 2020

GUDIVADA, India—To deliver immersive, dynamic sound in three theaters, sound integrators Digital Sound System equipped ABR Cinemas The Next: Gudivada with class-leading JBL Professional cinema audio systems.

ABR Cinemas The Next is a world-class multiplex located in historic Gudivada. With three luxurious theaters, ABR Cinemas is one of Andhra Pradesh’s premier cinemas. To create a more immersive AV experience with even, balanced coverage, ABR Cinemas recently decided to upgrade its aging audio systems. ABR Cinemas hired sound integrators Digital Sound System to install three cutting-edge HARMAN Professional Solutions cinema audio systems featuring class-leading JBL loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers and state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos processors.

“We are proud to have been associated with HARMAN Professional Solutions and all of the products recently installed at ABR Cinemas,” said Dariya Hussain Syed of Digital Sound System. “The JBL Professional 4732 loudspeakers and 4642A subwoofers have delivered exceptional audio results. We received the products promptly and the technical support from HARMAN Professional Solutions helped us complete the installation on time.”

Digital Sound System equipped the Audi 3 theater with an immersive 32-channel Dolby Atmos solution powered by a Dolby Atmos Cinema Processor CP850 and Dolby Atmos Interface DAC3202. To deliver crystal-clear sound, Digital Sound System installed JBL 5732 ScreenArray loudspeakers in left, center and right positions. To provide additional low-frequency support, Digital Sound System selected powerful JBL 4642A dual-driver subwoofers and JBL 4641 subwoofers. Digital Sound System mounted JBL 9310, 9300, and JBL 8320 cinema surround loudspeakers on the walls and ceiling to ensure consistent coverage throughout the theater. The system is powered by Crown DSi 4000, DSi 2000 and XLC 2500 amplifiers.

In the Audi 2 theater, Digital Sound System installed a complete 7.1 cinema audio system featuring JBL 4732 ScreenArray loudspeakers in the left, center and right positions. Digital Sound System selected JBL 4642A dual-driver subwoofers to deliver smooth bass response and JBL 8320 compact cinema surround loudspeakers to ensure balanced sound in every seat. The system is powered by Crown DSi 4000 and DSi 2000 amplifiers and controlled using a state-of-the-art JBL CPi2000 cinema processor.

Digital Sound System installed a compact 7.1 cinema audio system in the Audi 1 theater, featuring JBL 3732 ScreenArray loudspeakers in the left, center and right positions. The system is enhanced with a JBL 4642A dual-driver subwoofer for low-end support and JBL 8320 compact cinema surround loudspeakers for comprehensive coverage. The system is powered by Crown DSi 4000 and DSi 2000 amplifiers. A JBL CPi2000 cinema processor offers complete control over the system.

“We recently had JBL Professional products installed at ABR Cinemas in Gudivada,” said Ramakrishna Anil Kumar Pechetti, CEO, ABR Cinemas. “The sound quality and product performance have been very good. Working with the HARMAN Professional Solutions team has also been a great experience, as everyone was highly professional and ensured timely delivery of the project. I’d recommend JBL Professional products for future upgrades at any branch of ABR Cinemas.”

“With a forward-looking approach and a focus on quality, ABR Cinemas wanted to offer a world-class cinema experience for guests in Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh,” said Aditya Todi, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, HARMAN Professional Solutions, India and SAARC. “We’re glad to have been part of this journey with them.”


Shree Talkies Upgrades to Dolby Atmos® With JBL Professional Immersive Cinema Audio System

Shree Talkies Upgrades to Dolby Atmos® With JBL Professional Immersive Cinema Audio System

June 10, 2020

AGRA, India—CineTech Engineering Works recently equipped Shree Talkies with JBL Professional’s Dolby Atmos®-designed audio system that enables the theater to show films with immersive 3D-quality sound.

Located on the north side of Agra, the Shree Talkies movie theater boasts the highest cinema revenue in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The recently upgraded 860-seat main theater became the first in the city to offer Dolby Atmos sound, which features ceiling and full-range surround speakers to create an immersive, three-dimensional soundstage. To comply with Dolby’s strict specifications for Atmos theaters and offer a premium audio experience, Shree Talkies hired cinema integrator CineTech Engineering Works to outfit the theater with JBL Professional loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers.

“With the theater having a seating capacity of 860, total throw distance of 112 feet and height of around 45 feet, designing an immersive audio system with overhead speakers was a challenge,” said Asad Rashid, Owner of CineTech Engineering Works. “Only JBL can deliver professional cinema sound in this type of large-format theater, with products like the ScreenArray and Cinema Surround Series loudspeakers. And with the help of HARMAN Professional Solutions team, we were able to finish the installation before the deadline."

Behind the screen, JBL 5742 high-power ScreenArray loudspeakers deliver maximum output with minimal distortion for the left, center and right channels. Screen Spreading Compensation (SSC) and Optimized Aperture Waveguide technology give the 5742 speakers extremely focused coverage. For the surround and overhead channels, CineTech installed JBL 9310 and 8350 high-power cinema surround loudspeakers. The passive, two-way JBL 9310 speaker features new transducer and waveguide technologies developed to produce studio-quality performance with pattern control tailored to modern theatre geometries. The JBL 8350 speaker offers high power handling and sensitivity to meet the extended dynamic range required by digital sound formats, plus multiple mounting options for convenient installation. JBL 4642A dual 18-inch subwoofers add thunderous low-frequency output, delivering the full impact of modern films.

For amplification, CineTech installed a range of Crown DSi Series amplifiers, including the DSi 1000, DSi 2000, DSi 4000 and DSi 6000. Ranging in power from 475 to 2100 watts, the DSi Series amplifiers offer onboard DSP and perfectly matched performance with JBL ScreenArray systems. Together, the Crown amplifiers and JBL cinema loudspeakers form a class-leading cinema audio system that delivers unparalleled immersion at Shree Talkies.

"Our theater has been appreciated for having one of the best audio systems in a single-screen cinema in North India, and HARMAN Professional Solutions has helped us make that happen,” said Agarwal. “Choosing any speaker brand other than JBL Professional was just not an option. Considering JBL’s cinema legacy across the globe, there was no doubt about the quality of the product or the service. Our audience has an amazing cinematic experience thanks to JBL loudspeakers. It was a fantastic experience working with HARMAN Professional Solutions and CineTech Engineering Works. Post-installation support was brilliant, and we are very satisfied with the quality, sales and service."


Lighting Design Best Practices and Soundcraft Vi1000 Trainings among 10 New HARMAN Professional Live Workshops through Mid-June

June 01, 2020

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.—HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced the addition of 10 free Live Workshops available for registration through the Learning Sessions program in conjunction with HARMAN Professional University.

Available workshops, scheduled through mid-June, feature lighting or audio experts who have extensive industry knowledge and experience working with various acts including Earth, Wind & Fire, Janelle Monáe, Lea Michele, Mary Mack, Rae Sremmurd, Rebelution, Sublime with Rome, Tabula Rasa Opera, Tegan and Sara, The Avalanches, Tinashe and others.

The workshops now open for registration include:

  • June 1—Tabula Rasa: An Immersive Opera in Three Circuits with Luther Frank
  • June 2—Transitioning Between Studio and Live Environments with Mike Sutherland
  • June 3—Soundcraft Vi1000 Basic Training with Gabriel Le Roux
  • June 4—Headroom of a Sound System with Jan van Zyl
  • June 5—Soundcraft Vi1000 Advanced Training with Gabriel Le Roux
  • June 8—Soundcraft Vi1000 Monitor Training with Gabriel Le Roux
  • June 9—Tour Design Process Basics for Beginners/Students with Lauren Sego
  • June 10—Paperwork from Production Management to Lighting Design with Jennifer Bass
  • June 11—Light the Music: A Lecture with a Beat with Luther Frank
  • June 12—Getting Started in Live Sound with the Soundcraft Ui24R with Pete Alcock

Nearly 30 Live Workshops conducted in May are now available at HARMAN Professional University’s YouTube channel. Workshops include ‘Mixing for Pop Vocals,’ ‘The History of Live Sound (Parts 1 and 2)’ and ‘Designing for Theater, Television and Film.’ Many more sessions are in production for release in the coming months, so be sure to visit https://pro.harman.com/lp/learning-sessions to learn more and register early.