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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.
Nex Protection Technology

Located in Kalina, Mumbai, Toy-Room Mumbai is established on the premises of the vibrant and stylish Grand Hyatt, one of Mumbai's sophisticated leisure and business... read more

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.
Nex Protection Technology

The high detail, true color rendition and cinema-like quality video of projectors are being leveraged by Artists, museums, schools and businesses alike to educate, attract and engage customers or to uplift and inspire people in new and innovative ways...... read more

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!

Ashish Mehta & Becket Tundatil Creatively Execute Seamless Architectural Lighting Design at the Iconic Bandra-Worli Sea Link.
Bandra-Worli Sea

Between 24th December 2021 and 2nd January 2022, the project came alive as the sun set on the city - with the entire 1.5 km of the Bandra Reclamation promenade being engulfed in specially themed displays that emphasized the four different seasons of the year, boasting different eye-catching..... read more

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

The live music industry had seen a boom before the third wave of COVID stuck. What are the current industry sentiments, and do you think that the industry is poised to see a boom again? India has always been a music-loving country, for global as well as local artists..... read more


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Raise Your Glasses to Dinning Sky-high with Qbba Terrace


The new Qbba Terrace situated in the suburb of Mumbai, known for its excellent ambiance, drinks and food is now all set to deliver some wonderful musical experience to its customers, courtesy the LD systems Curv series. Having been recommended through word of mouth based on other projects carried out nearby, the place enlisted Apex Audio to design and integrate the new system, which was supplied by Kei HiFi.

Project & CHALLENGES

‘I have a lot of friends that know the owner, and they had all seen the work that I had been doing in a lot of other clubs,’ recalled Yash Parwani from Apex Audio. ‘One of the owners told my friends that they were opening a new club but they weren’t sure who to give the contract to, because they’d never dealt with any kind of system for this purpose before. I was confident it could provide them with the required performance at a budget that suited them. I suggested LD Systems over some other brands that the owner had in mind and he completely trusted my opinion as the service provider.’

Aware of the potential sonic challenges when moving outdoors, the owners also gave Apex strict instructions concerning the lower frequencies. ‘They were aware that a lot of the LF would be lost when moving outside but they wanted customers to experience just as much bass as they would in an indoor nightclub and didn’t mind how I achieved this. They were also spending a lot of money on the interior. They wanted the main speakers to match that look and didn’t want to see the subwoofers whatsoever.’

Having convinced the venue management of the virtues of the LD cabinets, Apex installed Curv 500 arrays with the PES (Power Extension Set) for increased low frequency output, together with 15-inch Curv 500 PV subs. System processing comes from the German manufacturer’s DPA 260 6-channel loudspeaker processor, while the DJ position has been treated to a pair of Pioneer CDJ-2000 Nexus turntables.

‘I was adamant from day one that we would make sure that the subwoofers cannot be seen and that they’d get the same thump from the bass that they’d get in a regular nightclub. When it was all finished we saw a lot of happy faces in all six of the partners. The ones that didn’t know me beforehand were very keen to know how I’d done it. One of the partners has three or four of his own hospitality businesses across India as well as a big multinational company. This project has already led to several more installations for us.’

While the system design itself may not have tasked Mr Parwani’s technical skills to their full extent, the project was not without its challenges. ‘The biggest challenge for us was introducing a new brand to the territory. The other part of our business is for home audio, and in home audio there are millions of products a customer can choose from to meet their tastes. When it’s commercial you have to tick certain boxes. A lot of people here are inclined to stick with what they know. It’s a challenge convincing them of the benefits of other manufacturers.’


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