HARMAN Professional Solutions’ Technologies Chosen for Local Cultural Center with World-Class Aspirations

January 20, 2016

December  2, 2015 – For Immediate Release

HARMAN Professional Solutions’ Technologies Chosen for Local Cultural Center with World-Class Aspirations

AMPELOKIPOI, Greece — A complete audio system consisting of technologies from HARMAN Professional Solutions was recently selected for the new cultural center in the Municipality of Ampelokipoi in Greece. To select the right mix of AKG microphones, BSS processing, Crown amplifiers and JBL loudspeakers, the cultural center worked closely with HARMAN Professional Solutions’ distributor for Greece, Bon Studios S.A., which recommended the all-HARMAN deployment for its ability to meet high technical expectations. The solution provides sound for a variety of events that take place at the cultural center, including concerts, dance performances, theatrical productions, cinema exhibitions and conferences.

“The Cultural Center aspires to be on par with the most prestigious performance venues in Europe, and to this end, there could be no compromises on quality when it came to the audio system,” said Elpi Bofiliaki of Bon Studio S.A. “The HARMAN Professional Solutions system at the Cultural Center is connected and controlled via HiQnet, enabling the entire system to be monitored and managed from a single location. Combine this with the reliable performance and long life span of HARMAN Professional Solutions products, and the result is incredible value for the customer.”

For musical productions, speech, choir and conferencing applications, Bon Studio S.A. installed a variety of AKG microphones, including 10 AKG C555 L head-worn condenser microphones, 10 AKG C214 condenser microphones, 20 AKG C1000 S MK4 condenser microphones, two AKG C430 condenser microphones, 10 AKG C417 L lavaliere microphones, three AKG D7 dynamic vocal microphones and six AKG D112 kick drum/bass drum microphones. In addition, the solution includes an AKG CS3 conference system, an AKG DMS700 wireless microphone system and 16 AKG IP2 headphones.

The cultural center’s PA system features four JBL STX828S subwoofers and two JBL VRX918S subwoofers, six JBL VRX932LA loudspeakers, two JBL PRX425 loudspeaker systems for side fill, 76 JBL 8128 ceiling speakers and six JBL PRX412M stage monitors. Twelve JBL 8320 loudspeakers provide surround-cinema sound.

The system was designed, configured and is being managed by HARMAN’s HiQnet Audio Architect™ software. Digital processing and signal distribution is handled by two BSS Z-BLU160 modules, each of which features 16 inputs and 16 outputs. Powering the system are four Crown MA 5000i, eight XTi 2002 and three DSi 1000 amplifiers. A Crown DSi-8M projection booth monitor is used to help manage the cinema system.

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 28,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.4 billion during the 12 months ended September 30, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

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