Bar Menaka Revives Its Music Bar with HARMAN Professional Solutions
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – To transform the prestigious Bar Menaka into a modern entertainment venue, Nano Tech Co Ltd installed a range of world-class HARMAN Professional audio solutions.
Located at Phnom Penh, Bar Menaka is a popular venue for upscale parties, fashion shows, dinners and corporate events. Elaborately decorated with lush jungle terraces, Khmer sculptures and a long Angkor-style hallway, the venue exudes a unique ambience while offering impeccable Cambodian hospitality.
To deliver captivating live music experiences for guests, Bar Menaka’s management wanted to repurpose the venue’s cafe into a premier bar and entertainment space featuring a world-class audio system. With live bands and DJs performing on a regular basis, it was imperative that the new system had tour-grade power and versatility. To meet these requests, NanoTech Co Ltd partnered with HARMAN Professional and installed a diverse range of JBL Professional, Crown and Soundcraft audio solutions.
The JBL VTX F15 multi-purpose loudspeakers provide the main stage with a full spectrum of dynamic sound. Compared to conventional loudspeakers, the JBL VTX F15 has significantly higher output, less distortion and superior power handling. With patented D2 Dual Drivers and Differential Drive® Technology, these high-performance loudspeakers dramatically enhance all music performances at Bar Menaka.
NanoTech Co. Ltd. installed the JBL STX812M for powerful on-stage sound. Featuring a low-profile design that is only 12 inches above the stage, these professional monitors provide accurate sound for the performers without obstructing the audience’s field of view. The waveguide ensures nominal coverage, allowing performers to hear clearly while moving around the stage.
The Crown ITech 4x3500HD amplifier delivers substantial power for the entire loudspeaker system. As the industry’s first high-powered tour amplifier, the Crown ITech 4x3500HD has a powerful processing engine and a wide selection of inputs to meet the needs of any scenario. Each channel includes the acclaimed LevelMAX™ Limiter Suite for accurate response and smooth sound.
Bar Menaka also received the Soundcraft Si Performer digital live mixer. Powerful and intuitive, the Soundcraft Si Performer provides limitless flexibility and control for the front of house. The Soundcraft Si Performer features four Stereo Lexicon FX processors that can be used simultaneously without affecting sound quality. In addition, the mixer’s built-in DMX controller grants seamless control over the light fixtures on Bar Menaka’s main stage.
A spokesperson from Bar Menaka said the transformation of the sound system has significantly improved the quality of music performances. Bar Menaka now boasts powerful sound with unrivaled clarity, which is critical as a top entertainment night club in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
“Our range of industry-leading audio products ensures HARMAN delivers the best sound for versatile spaces like Bar Menaka,” said Amar Subash, Director, Channel Management and Audio Solutions, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We are grateful to Nano Tech Co. Ltd. for the opportunity to collaborate on this exciting project.”