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HARMAN Professional Solutions Delivers Stellar Sound and Versatility at the Alaminos Convention Center

September 13, 2018

Audiophile Components Inc. creates a flexible audio system featuring solutions from JBL, Crown, Lexicon, and Soundcraft for a multi-purpose facility in the Philippines

CITY OF ALAMINOS, PANGASINAN, Philippines—Sound integrator Audiophile Components Inc. installed a complete HARMAN Professional Solutions sound system at the Alaminos Convention Center.

The facility, also known as the Don Leopoldo Sison Convention Center, opened in 2017 and hosts everything from conventions to large-scale concerts to small private functions. Because of its diverse programming, it required a sound system that was not only robust, but also incredibly versatile. The City Government of Alaminos, who owns the facility, hired Audiophile Components Inc. to design, procure and deploy the system. After careful consideration, Audiophile selected a complete HARMAN Professional audio solution made up of JBL Professional loudspeakers, Crown amplification, a Soundcraft mixing console and processing components from dbx, BSS and Lexicon.

"We are privileged to be associated with the City Council of Alaminos and Alaminos Convention Center in the Philippines," said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP and GM, APAC, HARMAN Professional Solutions. "HARMAN Professional Solutions and our iconic brands have always been known for quality and performance that helps elevate the experience for our customers."

The sound system deployed by Audiophile Components includes six JBL PRX735 15" three-way loudspeakers, which deliver high SPL with low distortion. Because of the stage location and its LED wall, the system designers chose to wall mount the loudspeakers, rather than hanging them from the ceiling. For low-frequency reinforcement, the system includes six 18" JBL PRX718XLF powered subwoofers. Audiophile Components also included four JBL PRX712 12" two-way powered loudspeakers as stage monitors. The mix is controlled via a compact, 22-channel Soundcraft Signature analog mixer that offers high headroom, wide dynamic range and an exceptional signal-to-noise ratio.

The system's signal processing components include a Lexicon MX200 multi-effects processor, two DBX 231S dual-channel 31-band graphic equalizers, and one DBX 166xs Dual Compressor/Limiter/Gate unit. For speaker optimization and protection, the designers picked a dbx DriveRack PA2 unit which provides processing between the mixer and amplifiers.

"We thank Audiophile, our long-term country partner in the Philippines for yet another successful installation," Jayaraman said. "Their strong support and customer-first approach, not to mention their excellent system design, were key factors in bringing such a high-quality HARMAN system to the Alaminos Convention Center."