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BELIEVING IN THE MARKET - Bose Distribution Strategy

What is your perception of the Indian Market? MJ: I was in India in 94 and didn’t quite know what to expect, but it’s been really wonderful to be here. We have a global strategy we are trying to implement across all regions, so that we have a consistent way of building distribution and growing vertical markets.... read more on Page 32

The FINCH - Live Music and More

Plutusone Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. unlocked a new side to Mumbai’s entertainment scene on June 29th when they launched a chic, elegant restaurant and bar - The Finch..... read more on Page 38

Sennheiser Chronicles: Interview with Vipin Pungalia

In an interview with PALM technology, VIPIN PUNGALIA, Director Professional Segment, Sennheiser India talks about the global launch of the wired XS 1 dynamic in India, his perception of the market for Sennheiser products in India and the growth achieved by Sennheiser in the country..... read more on Page 54


With millions of DJs in the running, reaching the top can be a daunting task. The PALM DJ Championship has been instrumental in building, promoting and nurturing this bank of upcoming DJ Talent since 2011..... read more on Page 68

A journey to discover rebirth of Linear Topology

Part 2 of the article Will The Linear Make A Real Comeback? wherein LT COL JASBIR SINGH KABERWAL, (Retd) SC hints at a futuristic emerging trend which may see a comeback of linear audio with advancements in technology offering sonic quality and advancement in size and energy efficiency to the next level..... read more on Page 36

Articles Sep-Oct 2017


In the last couple of years, jaw-dropping visual experiences at live entertainment events and venues, courtesy 3D projection mapping, motion graphics and augmented reality have made their presence felt in India. Tailor-made three-dimensional projection mappings have altered sound stages, building facades and architecture and even human figures in real time, creating interplay between real and virtual space with the help of cutting-edge technology. The PALM Conference and Seminar 2017 witnessed Technical Evangelist – VIJAY SABHLOK, touch upon the topic of Multi-Imaging using different technologies. Conference delegates got an opportunity to learn about the tools and techniques of creating Multi-Sensational Events and Installations, while also getting insight into new interactive technologies like Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. PALM technology presents highlights of this session. The PALM Conference & Seminar session can be viewed on the PALM expo YouTube channel.... read more on Page 42

Top end LASERS missing from Rental Portfolios

India has been witness to some astonishing laser light extravaganzas at EDM events in the recent past, however a survey done by PALM technology indicates that as a general rule, lasers are missing in action and top quality brands are not afforded by event and rental companies. Though lasers are missing in action in show business, there is a huge opportunity and potential for renting lasers given that laser use is still in its nascent stage. Smita Rai reports on the ground reality... read more on Page 40

Bringing Life through Lights

Highly experienced lighting designer Roosevelt D’Souza is rarely restricted in his art. Best known for his work on Music Concerts and festivals, Roosevelt is actually a full service special event lighting professional, also specializing in designing & executing light effects for theatre production, brand launches, music concerts & festivals, fashion shows, film shoots, award ceremonies & ambience lighting. In this interview, he talks to PALM technology about his journey to becoming the “Master of Special Event Lighting.”.... read more on Page 66


First proposed in 1958, Class D amplifiers started gaining increased popularity and acceptance in the early 21st century, with this technology ruling since over a decade, overriding the demand for bulky & energy inefficient linear amps. In this article LT COL JASBIR SINGH KABERWAL, (Retd) SC hints at a futuristic emerging trend which may see a comeback of linear audio with advancements in technology offering sonic quality and advancement in size and energy efficiency to the next level... read more on Page 24

Articles Jul-Aug 2017

AV Today’s Trend in Hospitality

As AV sets new standards beyond traditional applications, ICT-AV-Security-Consultant - Mr. A.R. Chandrashekhar, touches on the topic of the latest trends in AV installations for the Hospitality segment with LED screens, displays and interactive video now contributing to the overall interior design of the hotel... read more on Page 84

Playboy Delhi gets a taste of TW Audio

After a high magnitude success with its first superclub in Mumbai, the city of glamour, the Playboy club is now rocking the country’s capital, New Delhi. The city’s party animals got a major reason to rejoice with the opening.... read more on Page 88

Sumi Baptist Church integration scales heights

Painted in blue and white, the Sumi Baptist Church - Zuneheboto is situated in Nagaland, bordering onto China, and is 212km from Dimapur Airport. Situated on the highest point more on Page 30

The Big Stage by AKhil Varma – Project Head, PALM Expo

More than 50% of India’s population is below the age of 25 and more than 65% below the age of 35. It is more on Page 84

Articles May-Jun 2017

Justin Bieber Sound Reinforcement

The Justin Bieber Concert motivated our editorial team to learn, how it is going to be done. The sheer capacity of deployment and state of the art delivery would mean the audio system engineering would have been ingenious and display of the classic Indian Jugaad, which in this instance would need to be disapproved. PALM technology met Warren D’Souza who presented with complete confidence planning, design, technique and expertise in setting up a world-class professional turnkey audio system. This issue being a LIVE Issue and stage sound being all about alignments and calibration, Warren’s role as a Systems Engineer, for the show has been highlighted. His acumen together with Co-Systems Engineer Sunil Karanjikar’s expertise has ensured smooth execution of the massive project. Somya Kedia more on Page 36


The Event Management industry has grown exponentially over the last decade with a host of varied events encompassing festivals, concerts, conference, corporate events and even marathons. This issue being the “Live” issue, we highlight the top 10 Event companies conceptualizing and executing the biggest live entertainment shows in the country. We have left out some of the bigger event companies whose focus is more into corporate or sports events and have highliighted only the ones organising the live entertainment and music more on Page 50

The Fountainhead of superlative experiences

In a career spanning nearly 22 years, the quality of Neale’s wins have been exceptional. With the vision of building brands he creates delightful experiences with events. In an exclusive with PALM technology, Neale talks about his journey and work and truly believes that the core essence lies in valuing the right talent! Smita Rai and Somya Kedia report. read more on Page 60

Top 35 Rental Companies

PALM Technology has done a crucial exercise of surveying the market for identifying these top 35 audio/video/lighting rental companies who are investing into product and inventory and offering the latest technology thereby driving the market and rental business with sizable inventory. This is not an audited list and is intended as a guide. read more on Page 76

People at PALM

PALM 2017 engages expertise of eminent personalities who have accomplished knowledge in their field of activity. Their valuable involvement in PALM, act as a driving force towards PALM’s intellect and dynamism which leads Indian entertainment professional landscape to a higher paradigm. read more on Page 88

Articles Jan-Feb 2017

Top FOH Engineers in India

There are the mixing masters behind the audio console who strengthen the core essence of live performances. Showcasing aptitude to blend instruments with vocals and attain a flawlessly balance sound, Front of House engineers are effective and confident technical experts who know every inch of the gear. read more on Page 46...

Going Live with Sunil Karanjikar

Sunil Karanjikar has worn many a hats in his career as a Live Sound FOH engineer. He reveals his aces and talks about the secrets and tricks to his success, his journey, along with the key challenges he faces during the course. “Live sound does not have an ‘Undo’ Button” he shares in his insights with PALM Technology more on Page 54...

Live Bands - Musical Escape

Commercial music in India has been mostly synonymous with film soundtracks. The fact however is that the music scene in India is constantly evolving and is only going to get bigger with more and more stage acts from independent music bands energizing the business, and by Indian music we also mean languages other than Hindi. In this feature we catch the action on stage from 10 Top live bands who have managed to post a huge-win. The bands have gained a lot of stage attention giving impetus to the entire business in India. read more on Page 64

Articles Nov-Dec 2016


The Playboy Club founded by media baron Hugh Hefner, first opened its doors in the 1960s in downtown Chicago and instantly became successful as a read more on Page 22

DJs Scratching on Favourites

2017 is set to be another fun-filled action-packed year in clubland! Somya Kedia tracks the trend and highlights the toolkit of some of the top DJs in the more on Page 32

Global Citizen Festival India

Looked up to as a beacon of hope, Global Citizen Festival India held in Mumbai on 19 November, 2016 proved to be a monumental day as India asserted its solidarity with the world in fighting extreme poverty. read more on Page 44

Electric Daisy Carnival debuts in India

Originating in Las Vegas Nevada, the Electric Daisy Carnival over the years has asserted itself as a hub for EDM fans across the globe, as a result of its fantastic on-stage music programming, enchanting stage designs, read more on Page 46

Product Specialists Driven by Passion

A professionally qualified sound engineer from SAE in Chennai, Tuhin is also a sought after DJ who has immense experience of playing at various clubs. A sharp understanding of the technical aspects behind sound production and immense knowledge of equipment, gained him the position of a product specialist for Pioneer DJ India and his areas of expertise lies in club equipment, samplers and remix stations. read more on Page 48

“Indian DJs are tech savvy” - Reji, Director, PALM DJ Championship

Growing DJ Industry

DJ industry is expanding exponentially and the growth rate has been phenomenal. Talking about the industry expansion, Reji observes that as the industry continues to evolve, the demands for technology, equipments, expertise and specific services have also witnessed a

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Articles Jul-Aug 2016

I-Kandy gets K-Rigged

I-Kandy nightclub at Le Meridian hotel in Gurgaon was recently in need of an upgrade for its indoor sound system. Located at the Sector 26, Le Meridian Gurgaon, I-Kandy oozes sophistication. The luxurious pool club and European styled designed lounge boasts 2 bars across a sparkling 85 feet swimming pool...

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Sound Design for Night Clubs and RestoBars

The focus of Milind’s presentation was ‘Sound Design for Nightclubs and Restobars: A field view’, wherein he spoke about the technicalities of sound engineering to formulate a great night club or a restaurant bar. Milind who is an Electronics Engineer from the CCSRR-Mumbai University, has invested years into sound engineering, setting up different clubs and bars. He has to his credit venues such as Triology - Mumbai, F Bar Mumbai & Chennai, Privy @ Le Meridian Delhi, Club Nyex, Goa, The Good Wife – Mumbai and many more...

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AG Acoustics strikes the right chord with KV2 Audio’s ES Series

Conveniently located in the Outer Circle, near KG Marg, New Delhi is a new café in town - FLYP@MTV. Viacom18 Consumer Products - the consumer products arm of Viacom18 has extended Viacom’s flagship property “MTV”, to an on-ground experience by introducing this unique ‘MTV-style’ hangout in association with Funbars Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.

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Studio Monitors

The True Sound


The PM is Sonodyne’s newest range of professional active loudspeakers for the producing musician. The enclosure is heavily braced double MDF panels. This renders the cabinet rigid. To add, the integrated isolation base minimises residual vibrations.

The woofer is PP, and the tweeter is silk, both ferro fluid cooled.

Main Features include:

• Highly braced MDF enclosure
• Class AB: Biamplifier
• 6.5“ woofer with 1” tweeter for PM 100
• 5.25“ woofer with 1” tweeter for PM 50
• High, Low Shelving EQs

Tech Specifications:

Description: Biamplified Studio Monitor
Transducer Complements-HF: Neodymium magnet 1” silk dome tweeter
Amplifier Type: Class AB
Amplifier Power Before Clipping: LF-80 W, HF-50 W for PM 100; LF-45 W, HF -45 W for PM 50
Amplifier THD At Rated Power: < 0.04%
MAX SPL @ 1M: 107 dB for PM 100; 104 dB for PM 50
Overall Frequency Response (+/-2 dB): 65 Hz ~ 20 kHz for PM 100; 75 Hz ~ 20 kHz for PM 50
Usable Frequency Range (-10 dB): 55 Hz ~ 22 kHz for PM 100; 65 Hz ~ 22 kHz for PM 50
Crossover Frequency: 2.5 kHz
CMRR: > 65 dB
Input Level for 90 dB SPL @ 1M: 0 dBu
Controls – REAR: Power, Volume, EQs
Gain Control Range: - 70 dB to +6 dB
High Shelving Eq: -2 dB @ 15 kHz
Low Shelving Eq: -2, -4, -6 dB @ 80 Hz
Bass Roll-Off: 80 Hz, 6 dB / oct
Signal To Noise Ratio (At Unity Gain): > 90 dB (at full output)
Input Impedance: 22 kOhm
Dimensions (HxWxD) mm: 332 x 220 x 262 (PM 100); 306 x 194 x 235 (PM 50)
Power Consumption: 200 VA Max (PM 100); 100 VA Max (PM 50)
Power Requirement: Two versions - 230 V AC and 120 V AC, +/- 10%
Net Weight: 10 kg (PM 100); 6.3 kg (PM 50)

Dynaudio LYD Series

Introduced in 2016, the LYD speakers are intended as successors to the BM line, which has become the nearfield monitor of choice in studios around the globe. The series consists of 4 models: LYD 5, 7, 8 and 48

LYD 5 is the premium small-format near-field monitor. With its low volume precision, LYD is the perfect fit for smaller setups and home studios. LYD 7 uses advanced Digital Signal Processing to extend or curtail the low-frequency response by 10 Hz. LYD 8 is the biggest 2-way version of the three, with its 8’’ MSP woofer and advanced DSP. LYD 48 is the newest 3-way addition to the LYD personal reference monitor series.

Main Features include:

• Nearfield Monitor with 5”, 7”, 8” Woofer respectively
• Bi-amped speaker design with 2 x 50W and state-of-the-art Class-D amplification (LYD 5 and 7)
• Bi-amped speaker design with 50W HF/80W LF and state-of-the-art Class-D amplification (LYD8)
• Bass extension to extend or curtail the low end frequency response
• Two different tunings: one for free standing and one designed for speakers within 50 cm of wall
• Sound balance to influence the overall response of the speaker

Tech Specifications:

Frequency Response: 50 Hz - 21 kHz (LYD5); 45 Hz - 21 kHz (LYD 7 & 8)

Max SPL 1m, pair: 106 dB / 109dB/112 dB

Principle: Bass reflex

Crossover Freq.: 5200 Hz / 4300 Hz/ 3900 Hz

Tweeter: 28mm Soft Dome

Woofer: 5’’/7’’/8’’

Amplifier: HF 50W/LF 50W Class-D / HF 50W/LF 80W Class-D (LYD 8)

Dimensions (W x H x D): 170 x 260 x 211mm/ 186 x 320 x 296 mm / 234 x 369 x 328 mm / 369 x 234 x 328 mm

Weight: 5.4 kg / 7,3 kg / 12,8 kg


Yamaha HS Series speakers are designed to give the most honest, precise reference possible, providing an ideal sonic platform to build on throughout the mixing process. The second generation HS Series also adds a new 6.5” model to the lineup, bringing exceptional accuracy to an even greater variety of recording environments. The series consist of the HS5, HS7, HS8, HS 8S, HS 51, HS 71, and HS 81.

Main Features include:

• Highly Efficient Transducers: These transducers utilize an advanced magnetic field design that regulates flow of magnetic response.
- Tweeter - 1” dome tweeter that extends the usable frequency range considerably and delivers high-resolution sound. Utilizing a thick wave guide designed to minimize vibration the tweeter is able to deliver smooth, distortion-free high end up to 30 kHz.
- Woofer - Newly designed, ultra-responsive woofers that utilize large, carefully selected magnets, produce low distortion sound with a well-defined bottom end at any output level.
• High Performance Amp Unit: Features a bi-amp design with a separate dedicated amp for both the woofer and the tweeter.
• Low Resonance Enclosure Design
• Cutting Edge Noise Reduction Technology
An advanced noise reduction technology that incorporates a thorough analysis of a visual representation of the sound enabling control and reduction of vortex, thereby arriving at the ideal port design, which facilitates reduction of audible noise up to 6dB.

Tech Specifications (HS 8):

System Type: 2-way bi-amp powered studio monitor
Frequency Response (-10dB): 38Hz - 30kHz
Crossover Frequency: 2kHz
Transducers LF / HF: 8” cone & 1” dome
Output Power* Total / LF / HF: 120W, 75W, 45W
Input Sensitivity/ Impedance: -10 dBu/ 10k ohms
Input Connectors (Parallel): XLR3-31 type (balanced), PHONE (balanced)
Controls: LEVEL control (+4dB/center click)
EQ: HIGH TRIM switch (+/- 2dB at HF)
: ROOM CONTROL switch (0/-2/-4 dB under 500Hz)
Indicator: Power ON : White LED
Power Consumption: 60W
Enclosure: Type: Bass-reflex type
Material: MDF
Dimensions W x H x D mm (inch): 250 × 390 × 334mm or (9.8” x 15.4 “x 13.1”)
Weight: 10.2kg (22.5 lbs.)

KRK V Series 4

The new V Series 4 nearfield studio monitors is comprised of four, six and eight inch models.

V-Series 4 includes 49 user selectable EQ settings to ensure proper setup for room acoustics and placement anomalies.

Main features include:

• KRK custom designed Kevlar tweeter and Woven Kevlar woofer
• Optimized front ported bass reflex enclosure design
• Bi-amped Class-D amplification
• Acoustic and desk loading condition correction Low Frequency EQ’s
• Mid and High Frequency EQ’s
• Precise input level attenuation switch
• Standby, ground lift, input sensitivity, and logo LED selectors
• Optional protective grille included for mobile broadcast applications
• Friction lock, Neutrik combo (XLR and TRS) connector
• Robust EVA foam pad for non-skid and acoustic isolation
• Universal threaded mounting bracket points

Tech Specifications:

Configuration: 2-Way
System type: Active
Low-Frequency: Woofer, 4” cast aluminum frame, Kevlar cone, ferrite magnet
High-Frequency: Tweeter, 1”, Kevlar dome, ferrite magnet
Frequency Response: 58Hz - 19kHz
Frequency Range: 50Hz - 24kHz
Max Peak SPL: 110 dBSPL
Power Output: LF (55 Watts), HF (30 Watts), Total (85 Watts)
High Control: H1 (High Shelf -2dB 10kHz, H2 (High Shelf -1dB 10kHz / High Mid Peq -1dB 3.5kHz), H3 (High Mid Peq -1dB 3.5kHz), H4 (Flat), H5 (High Mid Peq +1dB 3.5kHz), H6 (High Shelf +1dB 10kHz / High Mid Peq +1dB 3.5kHz, H7 (High Shelf +2dB 10kHz)
Low Control:L1 (Low Shelf -3dB 75Hz), L2 (Low Shelf -1.5dB 75Hz), L3 (Low Shelf -2dB 75Hz / Low Mid Peq -2dB 200Hz), L4 (Flat), L5 (Low Mid Peq -2dB 200Hz), L6 (Low Shelf +1.5dB 75Hz), L7 (Low Shelf +3dB 75Hz)
• Enclosure Construction: MDF / Aluminum
• Dimensions (H x W x D):10.08” (256mm) x 6.54” (166mm) x 8.58” (218mm)
• Weight: 12.78 Lbs. (5.8 Kg.)

Genelec 8430A IP SAM™

With the 8430A IP monitor, Genelec has opened the door to audio-over-IP (AoIP) workflows. A world first, the 8430A IP is based on the Ravenna IP protocol, with full AES67 support for ultimate compatibility. It is also a fully-fledged member of the SAM family, working with Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) 2.0 to allow for the fine adjustment of all monitor settings, while AutoCal™ compensates for detrimental room influences to perfectly calibrate your IP-based monitoring set-up for your listening environment.

Main features include:

• Smart Active Monitor (SAM™) Systems
Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) Technology
• Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE™) Technology
• Reflex Port Design
• Optimized Amplifiers
• Active Crossovers
• Protection Circuitry
• Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS™) Technology
• Iso-Pod™ Stand
• Versatile Mountings

Tech Specifications:

SPL: 104 dB
Frequency response: 45 Hz – 23 kHz (-6 dB)
Accuracy of frequency response: ± 1.5 dB (58 Hz - 20 kHz)
Driver dimension: Woofer 5 inch + Tweeter 3/4 inch metal dome + DCW™
Amplifier power: Woofer 50 W + Tweeter 50 W
Dimensions: H 299 x W 189 x D 178 mm, 11 7/8 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/16 inch, with Iso-Pod™
Weight: 5.5 kg / 12.1 lb


Following his success with the Egg 150 monitors, well-known acoustician Andy Munro followed it up with a new, compact design – The Munro Sonic Egg 100.

This new system has been designed for greatest accuracy in near-field conditions, taking into account the fact that it will be used on consoles or flat surfaces. The frequency response is continuously adjustable to allow for the bass loading that can add up to 6dB to the sound level. The bass port is angled and placed as low as possible to take advantage of this effect without phase error. The EGG100, is designed and manufactured in the UK by Munro Acoustics and Sonic Distribution

Main Features include:

• Unique monocoque shell construction
• Near zero diffraction interference
• No internal standing waves
• Perfect bass port integration
• Free standing control unit and integrated amplification with 3m matched speaker cables
• Volume Level control and LED headroom indicator
• Class-A headphone amplifier
• Precision trim pots for bass (LF) and High Frequency (HF) calibration
Tech Specifications: • Bass reflex speakers with 70Hz QB4 front port alignment
• Speaker effective internal volume: 14 Litres
• 25mm HF unit - sensitivity 95dB SPL for 1W at 1m
• 100mm LF unit - sensitivity 86dB SPL for 1W at 1m
• Dimensions: H 35cm x W 24cm width x D 23cm depth.
• Weight: 3.07kg

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