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Articles July-August 2020

Bay Owl Studios – Not Just Music by the Bay

Launched in February 2020, Bay Owl Studios was founded by Varun Parikh who is an audio engineer and had no significant musical influence while growing up. His first exposure to music came when he was in high school..... read more

Harman all the Way

India’s First Domestic Hotel Chain – the Luxurious MAYFAIR Lake Resort – hires Qubix Technologies to provide state-of-the-art, end-to-end Integration with HARMAN Professional Solutions. PT reports..... read more

ANGRIYA Cruises the Seas with Bose

Latest cruise ships are teaming with audiovisual technology designed to keep passengers awed and coming back for more. In this feature PT reports on the audio installation of one such cruise ship - The Angriya Luxury Cruise Liner..... read more

Sennheiser 75-year Milestone

June 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the foundation of Sennheiser, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, loudspeakers, microphones and wireless transmission systems. Through these 75 years, Sennheiser..... read more

Adiyogi Divya Darshanam Continues to Raise Standards

Since it’s unveiling in 2019 by the President of India Shri Ram NathKovind, the Adiyogi Divya Darshanam has enthralled spectators from across the globe. In May this year, this one of its kind projection mapping..... read more

Shankar & Siddharth Mahadevan’s Lambodara Studios

In the March-June 2020 issue of PALM Technology, PT did a cover story on Shankar and Siddharth Mahadevan’s new studio Lambodara. Here are some more images of the new studio..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms- Part 2

In part 1 of this series we defined a small room, introduced the concept of sound waves as they relate to phase shift and comb filtering, and even touched on the Haas (precedence) effect. In this article, we will talk..... read more

IRAA 2020 Goes Virtual

PALM expo’s concern to ensure safety from ongoing pandemic mandated cancelation of the 2020 edition of PALM expo and in the best interest of the industry and business, decided not to move forward with the expo in 2020, carrying forward the show to May 2021..... read more

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HARMAN Professional Solutions Introduces Cinema Solutions at Big Cine Expo

JBL 200 series Two-Way ScreenArray Cinema Loudspeakers and JBL CPi2000 Cinema Processor will deliver a superior audio experience for small- to mid-sized cinemas with phenomenal sound quality and coverage



HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems including networked AV, today announced the Big Cine Expo - Mumbai debut of the JBL 200 series Two-Way ScreenArray Cinema Loudspeakers and JBL CPi2000 Cinema Processor.

The new products an affordable solution that delivers the best audio experience for movie enthusiasts in small- to mid-sized cinemas of India. By including new, patent-pending technologies that complement the legendary sound of JBL cinema loudspeakers, the 200 Series offers improved performance and coverage while dramatically lowering the total cost of ownership. Similarly, JBL CPi2000 is a professional-grade processor providing an audio enhancement and volume control for economical cinemas.

In association with its authorized dealer, Vikas Corporation, HARAM is demonstrating these new solutions in a simulated cinema environment, to give the audience a comprehensive experience of the outstanding sound delivery, quality and coverage at the ongoing Mumbai Expo.

“With an audio legacy that dates back to the beginning of talking motion pictures, we continue to be a global leader in cinema sound - for both large multiplexes and traditional single screens. In India, we are the number one choice for multiplexes across the country. With the launch of these new affordable, yet tech advanced solutions, we are going beyond the metros, and are ready to bring the real thrill of cinema for millions of Indians in tier 2 and 3 cities,” said Prashant Govindan, Senior Director for India and SAARC, HARMAN Professional Solutions.

Speaking on the occasion, Vikas Sadrangani of Vikas Corporation said, “HARMAN Professional solutions are the preferred audio partners for large multiplexes in the country. With the new series of JBL loudspeakers and cinema processors, HARMAN will now offer a better range of cost effective end-to-end cinema solutions. The new audio system is ideal for customers across the range from professional cinemas to home theatres, club house cinemas, mini theatres in modern residential societies as well as VIP viewing rooms.”

The JBL 200 Series also includes Acoustic Aperture Technology that works seamlessly with its low-distortion 15” driver. The integrated Acoustic Apertures create a horn-loading effect, helping to maintain a wide horizontal coverage pattern through the crossover range while improving speech clarity. The result is an even coverage of the entire cinema seating area, making every seat the best seat in the house.

Highlights:

• Two-way Next Generation ScreenArray® design for maximum output, improved coverage, and minimum distortion
• Patent-pending Dual Dissimilar Arraying Technology
• Patent pending Acoustic Aperture Technology
• 12” footprint saves space without sacrificing performance
• Lower total cost of ownership

JBL CPi2000 features DSP processing, room EQ tuning, volume control and system fault detection and can be configured through a tailor-designed GUI software. CPi2000 offers four input options – Analog Input, Digital Input, Non-Sync Input and mono Mic Input. The Analog Input and Digital Input accept audio signal from any cinema server. Non-Sync Input receives line level stereo signal from a CD or DVD player for background music playback. Mic Input normally connects to a RTA microphone for room tuning. Designed to use with CROWN cinema amplifiers and JBL cinema speakers, CPi2000 is able to detect faults of amplifiers or speakers and send the fault information to a TMS or a 3rd party control system via its RJ45 connector.

Features:

• Built-in Crossover: Converts up to 7.1 channel audio to passive, bi-amp or tri-amp
• Supports TMS Communication: Convenient for remote control and saves system operation cost
• JBL Cinema Speaker Presets: Reduces tuning time
• Specifically-designed GUI Software: Makes operation intuitive and simple
• Large LCD Display: System status at one glance
• USB Connector: For preset file import and export

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