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.”