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YeonCheon Sureul Art Hall Enhances Live Performances With New HARMAN Professional Solutions Audio System

June 16, 2021

GYEONGGI-DO, S. Korea—To heighten the sound quality of live performances and elevate the audience experience, TechDataPS Co., Ltd. collaborated with ALL THAT SOUND to equip YeonCheon Sureul Art Hall with a state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional audio solution.

Located in Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do, Yeoncheon Sureul Art Hall is a cultural facility that offers a variety of performances, including small plays, musicals and solo concerts. The venue houses both a 580-seat grand concert hall and a smaller 166-capacity concert hall. Organizers wanted an audio system that evenly transmitted sound, achieved a sound pressure deviation of +/- 3 dB for over 90% of the audience and provided impactful performances for shows of all genres. However, the venue’s unique infrastructure presented several challenges, including panel configuration, electrical disconnection, I/O accessibility and access to monitoring networks. To overcome these challenges and provide top-notch sound throughout the venue, TechDataPS collaborated with integration experts ALL THAT SOUND to equip the facility with JBL Professional, Crown and Soundcraft audio solutions.

To supplement the venue’s existing JBL VT4887A line array loudspeakers, the installation team equipped the venue with a range of JBL solutions including VTX V20 and VTX S25 line array speakers, VTX M20 stage monitors, AC18 two-way speakers, 308P MkII studio monitors, Control 28-1 indoor/outdoor speakers and Control 24CT ceiling speakers. This solution provides total coverage with clear, smooth sound throughout the facility and a sound pressure deviation of just +/- 2.5 dB across all seats.

For amplification, Crown I-Tech 4X3500HD, Crown DCi 2|300N and Crown DCi 4|300N power amplifiers provide consistent power output and user-friendly interfaces. Finally, the Soundcraft Vi series digital live sound console ensures comprehensive, crystal-clear coverage throughout the venue thanks to their extensive I/O and powerful DSP.

Organizers at the YeonCheon Sureul Art Hall reported that TechDataPS both faithfully repaired the venue’s existing system and accommodated the unique infrastructure while installing new products. They are especially delighted with the Soundcraft Vi console, which will be of great use to directors and production staff.

“A venue like YeonCheon Sureul Art Hall requires cleverly designed audio solutions to make an impact on the audience,” said Amar Subash, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We would like to thank our long-time partner TechDataPS for taking innovative approaches to integrate the entire audio solution and successfully completing the project.”


Pororo & Tayo Theme Park Jeju Provides Unique “Edutainment” Experience With HARMAN Professional Solutions

Pororo & Tayo Theme Park Jeju Provides Unique “Edutainment” Experience With HARMAN Professional Solutions

June 15, 2021

JEJU-DO, South Korea—To enhance the visitor experience at Pororo & Tayo Theme Park Jeju, TechDataPS Co., Ltd. recently upgraded the iconic park’s aging sound systems with state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional audio solutions.

Based on the popular characters Pororo the Little Penguin and Tayo the Little Bus, Pororo & Tayo Theme Park Jeju features numerous “edutainment” attractions that encourage children to learn while having fun. However, the park’s aging sound system was becoming a detriment to the experience, causing auditory fatigue for park employees and visitors due to an abundance of echo and harsh frequencies.

To provide a better experience for guests, Pororo & Tayo Theme Park Jeju’s audio systed required a complete overhaul. After being impressed by the performance of JBL Control 60 loudspeakers at the BSS HARMAN Zone in Yongin, park organizers hired TechDataPS to equip the facility and grounds with a complete HARMAN Professional audio system featuring JBL Professional, Crown, BSS, AKG and Soundcraft solutions.

TechDataPS reported that the customer was concerned about the echo because of the high ceilings and wide-open spaces. They added that the previous sound system was installed for emergency disaster guidance without considering the echo effect.

To deliver high-quality sound with minimal echo in the indoor areas, TechDataPS selected JBL Control 67 P/T pendant speakers. With 120-degree conical coverage, the Control 67 P/T projects just enough sound to completely cover the intended area without reverberating throughout the space. To provide clean, smooth sound with consistent coverage at the outdoor stages, TechDataPS selected JBL VRX 900 Series line array loudspeakers. Since the main stage is close to the park’s parade ground, TechDataPS positioned the speakers to isolate sound within the theater area, emphasizing performances on stage without projecting into neighboring spaces.  

TechDataPS selected Crown Amplifiers to power the loudspeakers, providing plenty of volume and headroom as well as onboard signal processing for sound enhancement and speaker protection. Soundcraft Ui24R mixing consoles enable the park staff to mix remotely using an iPad or other mobile device and BSS signal processors form the system’s backend, connecting everything via a flexible, high-bandwidth digital audio network. Additionally, TechDataPS provided AKG microphones for capturing clean, intelligible sound onstage.

“Pororo & Tayo Theme Park Jeju is a major landmark tourist attraction, so it is critical that they have state-of-the-art professional audio systems,” said Amar Subash, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We would like to thank our partner TechDataPS for delivering the iconic JBL sound through a rugged and fully weather-resistant design, inspiring visitors to be fully part of the theme park experience.”


AMX by HARMAN Announces New 4K60 4:4:4 Fiber Boards and Endpoints for Enova DGX 100 Series Enclosures

AMX by HARMAN Announces New 4K60 4:4:4 Fiber Boards and Endpoints for Enova DGX 100 Series Enclosures

June 09, 2021

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.—HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, today announced an addition to the world’s most secure 4K60 4:4:4 distance transport switching solution with the release of four new AMX by HARMAN DXLink 4K60 Fiber input/output (I/O) boards, transmitters and receivers.

The new fiber modules offer the ultimate in security and support for extended distances and are fully compatible with AMX Enova DGX 100 Series enclosures. This offers a simple upgrade of existing systems to the most secure, highest-quality technology without investing in an entirely new system architecture. These new modules accompany the twisted pair boards, endpoints and Enova DGX enclosures released previously.

Government entities, universities, casinos and other security-focused installations will benefit greatly by using the new DGX 4K60 fiber products. Previously, high-security operations had to settle for either reduced resolutions over a single fiber connection or full resolution over multiple fiber runs. The new DGX 4K60 products offer 4K 4:4:4 video at 60 fps over a single fiber-optic cable, providing uncompromised image quality in critical applications like government operations centers and hospitals where every pixel matters.

The new 4K60 fiber models extend the AMX DGX commitment to providing a simplified setup and configuration process. When installed, these products will be auto-configured, and settings can be easily applied using the Enova DGX web-based configuration tool. Additionally, while reliability and redundancy are key pillars of the Enova DGX ecosystem, field maintenance is also simple with hot-swappable cards that ensure zero downtime to the rest of the installation.

“We are really excited to be launching the fiber phase of this 4K60 rollout because while being able to deliver the highest quality 4K60 video was a paramount consideration, we know how important it was to offer the capability to distribute that same content with absolute security over longer distances, depending on the user’s unique need or application,” said Jeff Burch, Director, Video Product Management, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “For some customers, fiber is the only option and we sincerely appreciate their commitment to the Enova DGX platform and their support of these new 4K60 fiber boards and endpoints.”

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We invite you to learn more about the new AMX 4K60 4:4:4 fiber models below as well as the previously released twisted pair modules.

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The Voice of Poland Hits a High Note on Prime Time With Martin Professional MAC Aura PXL Fixtures

The Voice of Poland Hits a High Note on Prime Time With Martin Professional MAC Aura PXL Fixtures

June 07, 2021

WARSAW, Poland—HARMAN Professional Solutions recently collaborated with Stage Source and ATM System to deliver a dynamic lighting design for Polish reality television series The Voice of Poland with brand-new Martin MAC Aura PXL fixtures.

Part of the internationally syndicated television franchise The Voice, The Voice of Poland is a televised reality competition that gives singers the opportunity to showcase their vocal talents in front of celebrity judges and coaches on live television. First aired in 2011, the series recently filmed its 11th season, which was hosted by actor Maciej Musiał and filmed in Warsaw.

In order to ensure premium production quality for the nationally televised series, the show’s producers hired ATM System to supply an exciting lighting design that would deliver dynamic lighting both on stage and on camera. ATM System collaborated with distributor Stage Source to provide a robust lighting solution highlighted by the global television premiere of cutting-edge Martin MAC Aura PXL multi-source wash fixtures.

“We previously utilized Martin VC Dot fixtures for The Voice Of Poland, and that instantly created more demand from the producers for Martin fixtures with unique Eye-candy Aura Effects,” said Radosław Zacheja, CEO, StageSource. “We implemented the MAC Aura PXL fixtures because not only do they have powerful beams and washes that look beautiful on camera, these new fixtures are also great for pixel mapping and effects. The kinds of effects you can achieve with them are really interesting and look different from other wash luminaires. This show was a good opportunity to showcase what you can do with the pixel programming, like displaying the performers’ names or having numbers that count them in to start singing.”

The Martin MAC Aura PXL is the latest addition to Martin’s innovative Aura family of wash lights with multi-lens and backlight technology. MAC Aura PXL fixtures deliver tight, narrow beams and wide, high-intensity wash fields in a lightweight, compact fixture perfectly suited for television shows and corporate events as well as nightclub and touring applications. The first wash fixture to feature individual pixel control for main beam pixels and backlighting, the MAC Aura PXL is fully compatible with an array of control methods, including DMX, Art-Net, sACN and Martin’s P3 creative video protocol.

“The show’s lighting designer was very satisfied with the unique looks they were able to achieve with the MAC Aura PXL fixtures,” continued Zacheja. “Because we have access to each individual pixel, we’re able to program a wide range of shapes and video effects and integrate them with LED screens and other background elements. You can’t really do that with other fixtures. This opens up so many possibilities, and I don’t think many people are utilizing these fixtures to their full ability yet. We’re working closely with Martin to educate the lighting industry on ways to realize this potential through their P3 software. That’s the great thing about working with Martin products in general—the immediate technical support and access to a wealth of training materials makes it easy to demonstrate advanced applications to clients and lighting professionals. Even now, with the current dangers and restrictions due to COVID, we’ve been able to rely on HARMAN’s constant collaboration and communication, maybe more than ever.”


Sonaga Beach Resort & Villa Delivers Luxury Experiences With Premium Audio by HARMAN Professional Solutions

Sonaga Beach Resort & Villa Delivers Luxury Experiences With Premium Audio by HARMAN Professional Solutions

May 27, 2021

KIEN GIANG, Vietnam—HARMAN Professional Solutions recently collaborated with BaSao Audio to equip the ballroom at Sonaga Beach Resort & Villa with a new state-of-the-art audio system.

Located on the Vietnamese island of Phú Quốc, Sonaga Beach Resort & Villa is a luxury resort that offers upscale accommodations in addition to a restaurant, swimming pool, fitness center, ballroom and bar. In order to ensure world-class guest experiences, Sonaga Beach Resort & Villa needed to install cutting-edge audio solutions in its main ballroom. Facility owners hired BaSao Audio to outfit the ballroom with a complete HARMAN sound system.

BaSao Audio reported that the client requested the latest audio solutions for the ballroom, so they designed the new systems using HARMAN products, citing their flexibility, reliability and sound quality. BaSao used a combination of JBL loudspeakers, AKG microphones and Soundcraft audio mixers to support a wide range of events in the venue.

To deliver premium sound in the ballroom, BaSao Audio selected JBL BRX308-LA loudspeakers and BRX325-SP subwoofers for the main sound reinforcement system. BRX300 Series loudspeakers are ideal for facilities that need a compact system that provides superior fidelity, high output and consistent coverage in a range of sound reinforcement applications. Additionally, the installation team equipped the space with JBL EON612 portable PA speakers to provide premium sound quality and flexibility for remote events.

BaSao Audio also included AKG KM200 wireless microphone systems to provide reliable speech reinforcement with clarity and high intelligibility. Soundcraft Signature 16 analog mixers enable resort staff to deliver extraordinary audio quality with high headroom and wide dynamic range.

Sonaga Beach Resort & Villa staff reported that the HARMAN audio solutions installed by BaSao complement the ballroom’s aesthetic and design, and were selected for their reliable functionality and performance. They went on to say they are delighted that the new audio system has exceeded their expectations and provides world-class experiences for their guests.

“Sonaga Beach Resort & Villa required powerful and compact audio solutions to complement their sophisticated venue,” said G Amar Subash, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We would like to thank BaSao Audio for delivering our latest product line, JBL BRX300 as part of well-planned solutions with exceptional expertise and creating an engaging space for the resort’s patrons.”


Geumsan Daragwon Delivers World-Class Sound for Live Performances With HARMAN Professional Solutions

Geumsan Daragwon Delivers World-Class Sound for Live Performances With HARMAN Professional Solutions

May 26, 2021

CHUNGCHEONGNAM-DO, South Korea—To elevate guest experiences, HARMAN Professional Solutions recently collaborated with TechDataPS to equip Geumsan Daragwon with sophisticated cutting-edge audio systems.

Geumsan Daragwon is a culture and welfare center featuring literary, cultural, education, sports and health centers, as well as a large concert hall and small performance theater to host plays, musicals and concerts. In order to ensure premium sound quality at these events, Geumsan Daragwon required state-of-the-art audio solutions in each room. To achieve this, venue operators hired TechDataPS to equip the performance spaces with cutting-edge sound reinforcement systems provided by HARMAN Professional Solutions.

TechDataPS reported that a combination of good acoustics and robust system design from HARMAN helped them deliver great-sounding and reliable audio solutions that complement the architectural aesthetics of each space. They went on to say that JBL VTX A8 loudspeakers and VTX B18 subwoofers provided balanced coverage, exceptional vocal clarity and high-fidelity music reproduction.

TechDataPS deployed a combination of JBL, Crown, AKG and AMX systems to support a variety of events at the venue. The team outfitted the facility with JBL VTX A8 loudspeakers, AC28/95 compact loudspeakers, JBL VTX B18 subwoofers, VTX M20 stage monitors, Control 26CT-LS ceiling speakers, CBT 50LA-1 column loudspeakers and LSR305 powered studio monitors to deliver unparalleled sound and distinct coverage across the venue.

To ensure reliable operation and energy efficiency, TechDataPS powered the JBL loudspeakers with Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD, DCi 4|600N and DCi 4|300N amplifiers. To capture high-quality audio during performances, the team equipped the rooms with AKG C414 XLII and C451 B condenser microphones. They also included AMX MCP-108 Massio control pads to provide user-friendly control over the audio systems.

Geumsan Daragwon staff reported that HARMAN Professional and TechDataPS came together to deliver powerful, high-quality audio throughout the facility, and that they both went above and beyond to create the ultimate audio experience for their patrons. They went on to say that other audio professionals in the area have been impressed with the unmatched sound quality provided by the HARMAN Professional sound system.

“The project at Geumsan Daragwon was a unique one, considering the sheer scale of the establishment and its requirement to create immersive audience experiences across the venue,” said G. Amar Subash, VP & GM, APAC, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We would like to thank our partner TechDataPS for satisfying the client’s requirements with industry-leading systems from HARMAN Professional Solutions and delivering engaging listener experiences.”


MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Delivers World-Class Guest Experiences With HARMAN Professional Solutions

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Delivers World-Class Guest Experiences With HARMAN Professional Solutions

May 20, 2021

STATELINE, Nevada—XXXX Audio Systems recently outfitted MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa with a state-of-the-art HARMAN networked audio system to ensure world-class guest experiences.

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa is a casino hotel in Stateline, Nevada owned by Bally’s Corporation. Originally constructed in 1978 and known as Caesars Tahoe until 2006, MontBleu includes a 48,456 square-foot casino and 438-room hotel along with multiple restaurants and shops. In order to ensure world-class guest experiences with top-notch sound quality throughout all areas of the casino, MontBleu needed to upgrade its aging audio system. MontBleu hired XXXX Audio Systems to replace its existing sound system with a state-of-the-art HARMAN networked audio system consisting of JBL Professional, Crown and BSS solutions.

“Our overall goal was to create a vibrant sound experience for our guests from the minute they arrive to the time they’re playing their favorite slot machine or table game,” said Marimille Dacia, Director of Marketing, Entertainment and Retail, MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. “The sound quality provided by the new HARMAN system is outstanding. The difference between it and the previous system is night and day. I noticed the drastic improvement immediately. The new system is also very user-friendly—you don’t have to be an audio professional to make adjustments.”

To deliver consistent coverage and full frequency response, XXXX Audio installed a total of 212 JBL Professional loudspeakers throughout the facility, including JBL Control 45C/T ceiling-tile loudspeakers and Control 40CS/T in-ceiling subwoofers for the casino’s main floor. The Control 45C/T’s wide 120-degree dispersion pattern and patented Radiation Boundary Integrator technology makes it easy to provide consistent, full-range coverage with fewer speakers, reducing the cost of the installed system without sacrificing performance.

“We selected the JBL ceiling loudspeakers for their excellent sound quality and coverage,” said Carl Sagen, Lead Technician, XXXX Audio Systems. “After installation, I walked the floor to check the audio coverage, and I was amazed that there were absolutely no hot spots or dead spots. Usually, when you walk directly under a speaker, you can hear a difference in volume and clarity. With these JBL Control 45C/T speakers, the coverage is so smooth, I could walk around the room and everything sounded balanced. It was a considerable upgrade from the previous system.”

In addition to the JBL speakers on the main casino floor, XXXX Audio installed JBL Control 26-DT ceiling loudspeakers to deliver clear audio to the valet area. The team powered all speakers throughout the facility with Crown CDi DriveCore 4|600BL amplifiers, which feature built-in network control and advanced DSP for easy speaker zoning. XXXX Audio selected BSS Soundweb London processors for networking the amplifiers and giving staff intuitive control over all casino speakers. The team installed BSS BLU-160 signal processors as the central network platform, which is fully configurable through HiQnet Audio Architect software. For system control, XXXX Audio installed BSS BLU-10 and EC-4BV controllers, which give the casino pit bosses the ability to make quick adjustments to the levels of music and wireless microphones, as well as reconfiguring the speaker zones when hosting special events.

“Throughout the installation process, many MontBleu team members remarked on how much better the HARMAN system sounded,” continued Sagen. “We replaced all the speakers on the casino floor, but we didn’t replace the speakers in some of the shops and restaurants. It’s incredible that even the old speakers in those areas sound so much better now that they’re being driven by the Crown amplifiers and BSS processors. Users love how easy it is to control the new system; they can make any adjustments they need without having a lot of audio knowledge.” 


Martin by HARMAN Introduces VDO Atomic Bold Creative LED Hybrid Lighting Fixture

Martin by HARMAN Introduces VDO Atomic Bold Creative LED Hybrid Lighting Fixture

May 19, 2021

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.— HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control, today introduced the Martin by HARMAN VDO Atomic Bold creative LED lighting fixture. Delivering an astonishing range of functionality to support a range of applications, the VDO Atomic Bold combines industry-leading features, looks and effects to take its place as one of the most sophisticated hybrid LED fixtures on the market.

High lumen output, true tungsten emulation, smart interlocking mechanics and a compact footprint make the VDO Atomic Bold powerfully versatile. Combining an audience blinder, strobe light, creative LED pixel/surface (beam and aura) and stage wash; the VDO Atomic Bold equips lighting designers with an incredible palette of application possibilities.

The fixture retains the same precision interlocking mechanics, same universal cabling and a similar look as its popular sibling, the VDO Atomic Dot, but is much larger with higher, full-color LED lumen output. In addition to its unique, octagonal-shaped design that offers single light or large array configuration options, the VDO Atomic Bold features control via Martin’s proprietary P3 software and Art-Net, sACN and DMX protocols, allowing fixtures to be driven from a console, a video source or a mix of both.

While it is targeted to support rental customers and set and lighting designers working in concert/touring and TV shows, the VDO Atomic Bold is also a perfect fit for corporate clients and customers in the high-profile nightclub market.

“Creative LED offers lighting designers so many opportunities to reflect the vision of the artist and to uniquely capture and illustrate the story being told onstage,” said Wouter Verlinden, Martin Creative LED Product Manager. “When we heard from designers just how many uses they were getting out of the VDO Atomic Dot, we knew that the next step in the family evolution would be an even larger fixture that could accomplish the same goals but be bigger, bolder, in full color and offer even more configuration choices. Our engineering team raised the bar with the VDO Atomic Bold, and we believe it will empower and inspire designers to push the boundaries of design and application.”

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KennyMixx Masters Blanco Brown’s Debut Album, EP and Single with JBL Professional M2 Master Reference Monitors

KennyMixx Masters Blanco Brown’s Debut Album, EP and Single with JBL Professional M2 Master Reference Monitors

May 12, 2021

ATLANTA, Ga.—Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum mastering engineer KennyMixx Daniels mastered Blanco Brown’s self-titled EP and debut album Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs, featuring the viral hit single “The Git Up,” using his trusted JBL Professional M2 monitors.

KennyMixx Daniels has over two decades of mastering experience, including work with legendary artists like Dr. Dre, Prince, Patti LaBelle, Snoop Dogg, T.I, Kanye West and T-Pain. In addition to his work in hip-hop and R&B, Daniels also works in a diverse array of genres including EDM, jazz, soft rock, pop, gospel and Latin music. Blanco Brown is a producer and songwriter who has been crafting hits behind the scenes for years, collaborating with artists like Pitbull, Fergie, Monica and Chris Brown. When it came time to launch his own solo career, Brown enlisted KennyMixx and Grammy-nominated mixing engineer Ray Seay to make sure his self-titled EP, debut album Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs, and breakout single “The Git Up” had chart-topping production value.

Released in October 2019, Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs achieved remarkable success, spending 12 weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the US. In March 2021, Blanco Brown released an official music video for “CountryTime,” a song from the album which reportedly influenced the writing of the Netflix Series Ginny & Georgia. According to KennyMixx, sound quality was a goal of the project from the beginning.

“The cool thing about Blanco is that he’s very detail-oriented,” said KennyMixx. “When he and Ray Seay and I got together and started on this project, we were going back and forth on the phone about adjusting certain sounds by points of a decibel. What we were trying to do was have the best-sounding album ever. It's not loud at all; it's just really mastered for sound quality and not loudness. So, in other words, that's a win for all of us quality control freaks.”

To achieve the desired level of polish in the mastering studio, KennyMixx has to be able to hear every tiny detail of the music. To do that, he trusts JBL M2 master reference monitors. The freestanding, two-way M2 towers feature 15" Differential Drive woofers for extended bass response and D2 dual voice coil compression drivers for ultra-smooth high-frequency reproduction all the way up to 40 kHz. With a crossover frequency of 800 Hz, the D2 compression drivers accurately reproduce the overtones and harmonics of piano, guitar and brass instruments.

“These monitors are good because they’re brutally accurate,” continued KennyMixx. “Sometimes, you can listen to a speaker and just know right away that it’s too boomy or loose-sounding, or the highs are too bright and sibilant. But with the M2, using that compression driver, the highs don't hurt. And when people walk in my room, they immediately notice and say, ‘Whoa, I like the way these highs sound.’ They're not fatiguing, in other words. The D2 compression drivers are legible over the length of a football field with no distortion, but still delicate enough to play back very smooth, intimate vocals, allowing you to hear every breath.”

The M2 monitors are powered by a state-of-the-art Crown I-Tech 4x3500 HD power amplifier, which delivers an ultra-clean signal with ample headroom. Onboard BSS OMNIDRIVEHD DSP employs industry-leading IIR filters, linear phase FIR filters and LevelMAX limiters to achieve exceptionally accurate sound. And with a damping factor greater than 5,000, the I-Tech 4x3500 eliminates excess speaker resonance, improving the low-end tightness of the M2s.

“I was very excited when I found out that the amp utilized IIR and FIR filters in its DSP engine,” said KennyMixx. “To me, being able to hear every pluck from a bass guitar is very important, so being able to tune the low end with IIR filters was a godsend. And calibrating the D2 compression drivers using the FIR filters is the only way to go. The mids and highs stay nice and clean without adding any phase shift or distortion to the sound.”

“It’s a very, very clean-sounding amp, and it has a super high damping factor,” KennyMixx added. “And that's one thing I love about that amplifier—when it pushes that solo through, that kick drum, it only moves when it's supposed to, and it'll stop dead on without all the looseness.”

Thanks to KennyMixx’s work with JBL M2 monitors, “The Git Up” reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs, charted in 14 different countries and garnered over 50 million views on YouTube.


Smart Axiata Raises Money for Hospitals With Smile Charity Concert Powered by HARMAN Professional Solutions

Smart Axiata Raises Money for Hospitals With Smile Charity Concert Powered by HARMAN Professional Solutions

May 07, 2021

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—To deliver high-energy sound reinforcement with optimal clarity and coverage at the Smile Charity Concert at Aeon Mall Sen Sok City, Smart Axiata hired Nano Sound Cambodia to deploy a state-of-the-art HARMAN sound reinforcement system comprised of JBL, Crown and Soundcraft solutions.

Organized by telecommunications provider Smart Axiata, the Smile Charity Concert was created to raise money for Kantha Bopha Hospital and Angkor Hospital for Children. The concert took place at Aeon Mall Sen Sok City, a shopping center featuring a 1,500-seat performance hall that hosts concerts, weddings, trade shows, conferences and gaming competitions. In order to ensure premium sound quality for the concert, event organizers hired Nano Sound to provide a state-of-the-art sound reinforcement system featuring JBL loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers and Soundcraft mixers.

Nano Sound reported that the client requested a high-quality audio system that could be adjusted for a variety of performance types. The client also required complete coverage for two different stages, as well as the venue’s lobby. To deliver premium sound quality throughout each space, Nano Sound selected JBL speakers for their ability to support a wide range of contemporary and classical music genres.

The HARMAN system installed by Nano Sound included JBL STX 815M main speakers, STX818S subwoofers, STX 812M floor monitors and VTX F15 multipurpose loudspeakers. For portable sound reinforcement, Nano Sound supplemented the system with JBL EON 610 loudspeakers. The team powered the JBL loudspeakers with Crown VRack 4x3500HD all-in-one amplification systems. In order to ensure professional-sounding mixes with plenty of dynamics and clarity, Nano Sound installed Soundcraft Vi3000, Ui24R and Notepad-12FX mixing consoles.

Smart Axiata reported that the sound quality throughout the venue was exceptional and the system design was flawless. They added that the entire system works seamlessly for all types of performances hosted in the venue.

“Aeon Mall Sen Sok City is an admirable cultural hub, and the variety of events hosted in the venue demand robust solutions that deliver top-notch audio quality,” said Amar Subash, Director, Channel Management and Audio Solutions, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We would like to thank our partner Nano Sound for being involved in every step of creating an immersive experience for the visitors, and for selecting premium HARMAN audio solutions to achieve the desired result.”


Dongil Church Elevates Services with Pristine Sound Using Cutting-Edge Systems from HARMAN Professional Solutions

Dongil Church Elevates Services with Pristine Sound Using Cutting-Edge Systems from HARMAN Professional Solutions

May 06, 2021

BUSAN, South Korea—Looking to add extraordinary sound to its sermons and special events, Dongil Church hired TechDataPS Co., Ltd. to design and install a state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional audio solution that delivers world-class acoustics throughout the property.

In 2020, the church built a new 600-seat temple in Dongdaesin-dong, which is in the Seo-gu district of Busan. In addition to offering sermons and contributing to the development of the community in various ways, the church helps pastors of the Protestant church become missionaries in India. Wanting to bolster its facility and offer guests enhanced experiences during services and events, Dongil required a new audio system that delivers sparkling sound and speech intelligibility. Meeting those acoustical requirements, TechDataPS equipped Dongil with a cutting-edge HARMAN Professional audio solution that features JBL Professional loudspeakers, AKG microphones, Soundcraft mixers and much more.

The TechDataPS team reported that HARMAN was their choice of brand because of its award-winning products like JBL Professional VTX Series loudspeakers and the Soundcraft Vi1000 digital mixing console. The other reason stated was that HARMAN’s integration solutions that include speakers, mixers, power amplifiers, processors and microphones are the best in the industry.

To ensure pristine sound with even, balanced coverage across the church’s main hall, TechDataPS installed JBL VTX A8 compact line array loudspeakers and VTX B18 arrayable subwoofers. For stage monitoring, the impressive system includes JBL VTX M20 professional stage monitors, AC195 and PRX812W full-range loudspeakers, as well as a dbx PMC16 personal monitor controller for fine-tuning the sound. Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifiers power the system and offer uncompromising dependability, while a Soundcraft Vi1000 digital mixing console and Compact Stagebox provide professional mixing functionality. Capturing and delivering crystal-clear vocals, speech and instruments for sermons and other stage performances, the solution features an array of AKG microphones, including the Drum Set Concert I collection, C214 large-diaphragm condenser, PZM30 D hemispherical boundary layer mic, WMS470 Vocal Set D5 wireless system, D5 CS dynamic vocal mic and HC81 MD lightweight cardioid headworn mic.

Bringing superb sound to the church’s baby room and lobby, TechDataPS deployed JBL Control 16C/T ceiling loudspeakers, while BSS EC-V Ethernet volume controllers and BSS BLU-100 signal processors with BLU link provide added flexibility and audio performance. The systems in the children’s room and both elementary rooms use JBL EON612 self-powered loudspeakers, AKG microphones and a Soundcraft Ui16 digital mixer to deliver exceptional audio, while the multipurpose room features JBL KP4012 full-range loudspeakers as the main speakers, JRX212 speakers for the monitors, a Soundcraft Si Impact digital mixing console and Soundcraft Mini Stagebox 16i. Rounding out the solution, TechDataPS equipped Dongil’s café and choir practice room with JBL EON208P all-in-one portable PA systems, which offer excellent sound and Bluetooth wireless playback capabilities.

Representatives from the Dongil Church reported to the TechDataPS team that the church was seeking a powerful, dynamic, and easy-to-use audio solution for the church and were very satisfied with the sound of the JBL VTX Series speakers. Furthermore, they reported that the Vi1000 is compact and comfortable to use, and although the maximum number of AKG wireless microphone 900 mega channels is limited to 10 or less, they were quite impressed with the mic preamp's high-quality and operational intuition.

“Places of worship like Dongil Church require pristine sound throughout the facility for an overall better listening experience,” said Amar Subash, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We would like to thank our partner TechDataPS for providing unparalleled technical support to the client and overcoming challenges to meet the client’s requirement right to the last detail.”