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Articles May-Jun 2022

PALM SUMMIT Conference & SeminarNew!

Knowledge Quotient at PALM AV-ICN expo 2022
PALM SUMMIT Conference & Seminar

Manufacturers and distributors spend three fruitful days at PALM, exhibiting and showcasing their latest products, but beyond the enticing exhibition stands, are fringe events like the PALM Conference & Seminar Programme that are arguably the most valuable feature of the three days, wherein delegates ... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

TOP 50 PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGYNew!

Global Pro Sound & Light Technology
TOP 50 PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

PALM has selected the Top 50 Pro Audio and Lighting Products & Technology, trending in the National and / or international markets. The demand for advanced technology has made the industry competitive with global brands unveiling the latest product technology and new versions of equipment with upgraded ... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE PRO AUDIO INDUSTRYNew!

Glimpse of One of The Plants at Noida, U.P.

This year PALM + AV-ICN is honouring the AHUJA FAMILY for their Leadership of over Eight Decades in the Pro Audio Industry with the Lifetime Contribution to The Pro Audio Industry Award at the PALM Sound & Light awards. This award recognizes over Eighty Years of innovation, quality & reliability of brand AHUJA in meeting the demands of Pro Audio products in India. This award acknowledges their commitment to... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

AV ARCHITECT OF THE YEARNew!

Awarded for highest standards in adopting best innovation and vision in AV Architecture This award has been instituted for an AV Architect chosen by AV-ICN platform to be recognized for the quality of his body of work, incorporating the best innovation and vision in AV architecture. In this feature, we highlight one of the most prestigious projects accomplished by Narendra Naidu - The Statue of Unity... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

PALM AV-ICN 2022 SHOW PREVIEWNew!

PALM Expo was launched in 2001, in response to the top music recording engineers in Bombay desiring a dedicated pro audio expo. Bombay was the music recording capital and Bollywood Bombay boasted of the big studios and big sound rental companies and the beginning of the big stage... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

Milind Raorane Sets the Tone at ToyRoom MumbaiNew!

ToyRoom outfitted its second outpost in Mumbai with Electro-Acoustic Design Consultant Milind Raorane to deploy a comprehensive Sound and Audio design that would enhance the unapparelled ambience of the nightclub. PALM +AV-ICN Reports.
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Articles Mar-Apr 2022

Post Pandemic Video Conferencing RiseNew!

Abdul Waheed is the Managing Director at EYTE Technologies. A CTS holder from Avixa, Member of the Certificate Committee of AVIXA, has been in the AV industry for more than two decades, delivering many successful projects across various segments. Abdul gives his overview of the video-conferencing industry and the latest market trends.

ommunication, the human connection is the key to personal and professional success. It is very important to have effective communication... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

The CHORDFATHER Experience New!

Neumann's first Studio Monitor Experience Center in Mumbai
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Recently Neumann in collaboration with well-known music composer, producer, sound engineer, and live engineer, Sunny M.R.'s Chordfather Productions announced the launch of its exclusive Studio Monitor Experience Center for audio professionals... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Understanding the Dynamic Evolution of Projection Technology with NEC New!

Humans have always wanted to bring their imagination to life. Introducing 2K / 4K projectors that deliver superior colors’ and high resolution has made that possible.
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Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Integrated System Design Crafts a Savvy Aural Experience Hot!

HARMAN Professional Solutions & ISD install a comprehensive Aural setup at Pass Code Hospitality newly opened restaurants.
Integrated System Design

When Pass Code Hospitality opened three new bustling restaurants in Lower Parel, Mumbai, they reached out to HARMAN Professional Solutions and Integrated System Design to deploy a comprehensive Aural setup that enhanced each restaurant's theme well....... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Star Dimensions India accomplishes STATE-OF-THE-ART- LIGHTING ARCHITECTURE for the "BANDRA WONDERLAND" project in Mumbai New!

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Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Understanding the Pro-Audio Market with Sennheiser New!

Sennheiser is a leading manufacturer of headphones, loudspeakers, microphones, and wireless transmission systems and has been creating unique sound experiences for customers. PALM+ AV-ICN got in touch with Vipin Pungalia, Director, Sales - Pro Audio & Country Manager, Sennheiser - India, to learn more about the company's plans for the Indian market.
Vipin Pungalia Pro Audio Country Manager Sennheiser

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A2K Audo&Aux Deploys Tech-Savvy Infrastructure at MAYA Night club for a Premium Nightlife Experience.



Club MAYA comes alive with a bespoke lighting design

Club MAYA comes alive with a bespoke lighting design


When, Vijay Ghattamaneni, the owner of nightclub MAYA, located in Tito's Lane at Baga Beach, wanted to elevate their aural experience, he connected with A2K Audo&Aux to craft a comprehensive Acoustics system tailor-made for the club. Pune's technical solutions specialist A2K Audo&Aux seamlessly executed a state-of-the-art acoustic infrastructure that complimented the venue.

Akash Sethi, Founder of A2K Audo&Aux, recounts, "Vijay Ghattamaneni got in touch with us via the Reference of Sandeep Reddy who is the owner of Chronicles in Vagator, where we had provided high-quality rental services in the last season. Ghattamaneni invited us to visit the site in its bare condition, and explained to us his vision for the kind of nightlife venue he wanted to establish. With venues like Titos, Mambos, The White Goa, Cocktail dreams, The Pink Elephant etc already dominating the Tito's Lane strip - the brief for us was to ensure that MAYA had to be established as a venue that offered an experience unlike any other - from the lighting design to the LEDS and the sound and everything in between."

Akash and his team of experts immediately commissioned an extensive analysis of the space, which brought to light key issues that needed immediate attention. As Akash reveals, "The venue sports a high ceiling of approx 16 feet, and after reviewing a basic plot of the location of the dancefloor, seating, bar and DJ console etc, we spotted that two massive coulomb and a beam supporting the ceiling slab towards the end of the proposed dance floor section and the VIP section. When we ran a few tests to analyse the space, we found the RT time to be super high at 96. So before taking up the project, we knew it was imperative to commission a rather extensive acoustic treatment of the space, else even the best audio system wouldn't sound upto the mark."

After explaining this to Ghattamaneni and securing his permission to proceed with the necessary acoustic treatment for the space; Akash and his team collaborated with Saint Gobain, Sustainable Construction Solutions - to formulate a comprehensive, high-quality and efficient remedy spanning a total of over 3500 sq.ft to correct the acoustics of the space.

Detailing the solution, Akash informs, "In terms of the acoustic treatment, the team of specialists from Saint Gobain worked closely with our team to run simulations that gave us an exact understanding of the kind of solution the space needed. Based on the results of the simulation, we decided to first deflect all the four side walls by 110.5 mm, using 50mm of 32 density polyfill of 1000GSm; followed by a 46mm air gap with Gyprock Sixto perforated gypsum plasterboard with original company salt-water resistant special hardware channels, screws, studs, acoustic sealant, along with floor and ceiling sealants. The naked concrete ceiling is completely covered with a 24 density FR rated special cut diamond foam; and this comprehensive solution allowed us to ensure that the venue remains absolutely vibration-proof. The fact that we were able to achieve this mammoth task within an extremely tight time-frame of a few days is testimony to the dedication and determination of the combined efforts of team A2K Audo&Aux and team Saint Gobain - with a special vote of thanks to Saint Gobain's West Zone Manager Mr Pankaj Patel for all his support in ensuring the entire logistics proceeded smoothly per plan."

Following the detailed acoustical treatment, team A2K Audo&Aux quickly outfitted the venue with an extremely formidable sound, light and LED infrastructure that was tailor-made to exactly meet the requirements of the space.

The visual aura of MAYA as it stands today is thanks to an enchanting lighting, LED and SFX architecture put together by team A2K Audo&Aux, which comprises custom-made fixtures and products sourced from high-end OEM manufacturers.


LED Wall behind the performance console at Club MAYA

LED Wall behind the performance console at Club MAYA


Two plush LED walls of 3mm pitch from Quanli adorn the space, with each individual panel of the respective LED walls measuring 196mmx196mm seamlessly fitted onto an iron frame with magnetic feet. Not only does this arrangement affords a wall-deflection value of just 75mm thereby allowing for unparalleled viewing clarity, but it also provides for quick access to service the respective systems when needed. One LED wall system measuring 3m x 2m is outfitted at the main performance stage (DJ console), while the other measuring 4m x 1.5m is outfitted above the lavish bar section - with the entire LED infrastructure controlled through processing units from Novastar and powered through distribution supplies from MeanWell.

Additionally, team A2K Audo&Aux expertly commissioned a minimalistic trussing infrastructure within the venue to house the impactful lighting fixtures responsible for creating a visually mesmerizing ambience within the club. The venue is Loaded with 24 units of mini-20 watt LED Moving Heads spread across the venue to evenly fill the space with colour and pomp, while 8 units of 10R sharpies and 4 units of 1000 watts LED colour washes dish out the main high-energy club lighting design. Alongside this, the team have also installed 2m strips of Red Laser Battens (total of 4 units with 6 heads each) on either side of the LED Wall at the main performance stage to afford a swiping effect, while 2 units of the Laser Battens have been installed diagonally on to the truss on either side to cover the entire venue with a similar swiping effect.

The visual extravaganza is further enhanced with a flurry of high-performance custom designed SFX gear, as a total of 6 units of CO2 jets afford a concert feel (2 units flanking the DJ console firing up towards the ceiling, 2 units installed at ceiling level firing downward into the crowd, and 2 units installed onto the far-end of the club firing into the crowd); while 2 units each of smoke machine and haze machines add to the visual grandeur of the visual spectacle that patrons carry home as cherished memories. Additionally, the venue also has quick access to 4 units of cold pyro guns and a tri-nozzle confetti gun supplied by A2K Audo&Aux, which comes into full effect especially during celebratory events. And rounding off the clubbing experience that MAYA offers to its patrons is the impeccable audio system that's responsible for the immersive sound experience that has won the hearts and ears of patrons and performing artists alike - with the venue having hosted dance music big-wigs like DJ Akhtar, DJ Akhil Talreja, DJ Vaggy and several more; each to sold out capacity events.

Considered as the USP of the venue, the audio infrastructure at MAYA comprises a bespoke system. The main PA comprises a horn-loaded system of custom designed loudspeakers by A2K Audo&Aux that features dual LF drivers from B&C along with a co-axial 1.5inch MF and HF driver horn from BMS Germany. Custom designed subwoofers featuring dual 18inch drivers from Precision Devices complement the horn-loaded loudspeakers to create a deftly impactful and true high-quality soundscape within the club; with the main PA system powered through multiple units of the legendary L2400 power amplifiers from Dynacord with a damping factor > 3000, thereby offering ample headroom and the capability to drive the system at higher volumes without compromising on clarity.


CSC Speakers installed in the VIP section

CSC Speakers installed in the VIP section


Additionally, the VIP section of the club has been outfitted with 2 units of the high-performance CF-10 loudspeakers from CSC Audio, which is driven through a single unit of the ultra-efficient CSC Audio HPA 3602 amplifier. And completing the system - A2K Audio&Aux have chosen a dynamic ethernet enabled MS26 96Khz DSP from CSC Audio to control and manage the entire loudspeaker system.

Speaking about the experience of working on the project, Akash summarizes, "We were given a total of eight days to work this project from inception to delivery; and the fact that we commissioned such a high-quality job including the acoustic treatment and the eventual integration and precise programming of all the equipment in an extremely tight time-frame of just 6 days is truly an achievement that we not only cherish but also celebrate. Our team of dedicated experts and professionals worked 13 hour shifts around the clock to make sure we delivered true on our promises well before the deadline. Of course, we had a great deal of support from our partners at Saint Gobain and also the OEM manufacturers who not only ensured that the respective systems and solutions were custom designed, but also delivered precisely in time. Last but certainly not the least, a big thank you to Ghattamaneni for his faith and confidence in our capability to deliver, and for supporting our team throughout the process. In fact, Ghattamaneni and his team have been so impressed by our work, that he's insisted that A2K Audo&Aux take up regular maintenance of his other properties in Goa, and also work on projects lined up for the future. There can't be any bigger compliment than that for us!"

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