October 23, 2018
DANANG, Vietnam—BaSao Investment recently installed a robust, all-weather HARMAN Professional Solutions audio system at Sun World Bà Nà Hills.
Situated high in the Trường Sơn Mountains, Bà Nà Hills is one of five Sun World resort destinations in Vietnam operated by Sun Group. The resort is built around a hundred-year-old French village accessed by the longest cable car system in the world, with attractions including high-end lodging and dining, extravagant gardens, a wax museum and a theme park based on the works of Jules Verne. For their daily outdoor carnival shows, Sun Group required a robust audio system that could deliver high-quality sound and complete crowd coverage, while also withstanding inclement weather. To meet these goals, BaSao Investment deployed an end-to-end HARMAN audio solution incorporating JBL all-weather loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers, dbx DriveRack processors and Soundcraft Si digital mixers.
"Sun World Bà Nà Hills requested a powerful outdoor audio system that would help them achieve excellent sound quality and coverage to enhance their carnival events throughout the year,” said Mr. Nguyen Huu Tuan, Sales Director at BaSao Investment. “The JBL, Crown, Soundcraft and dbx equipment from HARMAN gave us unsurpassed sonic performance as well as total coverage and consistency for the audience.”
BaSao selected JBL AW526 all-weather loudspeakers for the installation, which feature Progressive Transition waveguides for impressive 120° x 60° coverage. 500-Watt AWC15LF subwoofers extend the system’s low-frequency capability to 45Hz with the same weather-resistant construction. Crown MA 5000i amplifiers power the system with onboard analog signal processing and built-in network connectivity. For mixing tasks, BaSao took advantage of the Soundcraft Si Expression 1 console’s 64-input expansion slot to accommodate the festival’s many performers. They also chose the dbx DriveRack VENU360 loudspeaker management system to optimize and protect the system with advanced AutoEQ and AFS algorithms.
“We trusted BaSao Investment for this project to help us provide guests with a spectacular carnival experience,” said Mr Van Sinh, Project Manager, at Sun World Bà Nà Hills. “We were perfectly confident and comfortable working with their team. We required a powerful, all-weather audio system with wide coverage and high-definition sound, and HARMAN’s audio solutions made it possible to have all that in small-footprint package.”
"HARMAN Professional Solutions is pleased to be associated with Sun World Bà Nà Hills and glad to help bring the carnival festivities to life with high-impact audio," said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We thank our country partners BaSao Investment for using HARMAN products to meet the client's unique requirements and create a high-energy carnival experience.”