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Harman solutions chosen for five-star sound install at Kuala Lumpur hotel

Mahajak Trio and LTHT ENGINEERING SDN.BHD recently outfitted Kuala Lumpur’s Movenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA with an array of sound reinforcement solutions by Harman Professional Solutions.

Mahajak Trio, partnering with system integrator LTHT ENGINEERING SDN.BHD recently outfitted Kuala Lumpur’s Movenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA with an array of sound reinforcement solutions by Harman Professional Solutions.

Located just a few minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and the F1 Sepang International Circuit, Movenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA is a newly opened five-star hotel. In addition to 333 private rooms, a health and wellness centre, a lobby lounge and two specialty restaurants, the property features a 280,000sqft convention centre, which consists of a large ballroom, an exhibition hall, multi-function spaces and meeting rooms. 

To ensure the highest quality audio experience for the wide range of areas throughout the hotel and convention centre, management hired LTHT & Mahajak Trio to install customised audio solutions for each environment.

“Achieving sharp audio clarity is one of the crucial tenets of any convention centre,” said IR Ahmad Mazli Hj. Maaroff, director, Perunding Hassim & Neh SDN BHD. “In our opinion, Harman offers comprehensive audio solutions that create an impact and communicate with the show attendees of Movenpick. The versatility of Harman’s solutions provides the much-expected, high-impact sound reinforcement at the professional entertainment events.” 

“Creating value in an elegant environment depends on more than just décor and lighting – quality sound plays a vital role in creating positive first impressions,” said YC TAN, project director, LTHT ENGINEERING SDN BHD. “To tackle the ever-evolving requirements of a convention centre, a technology that can quickly adapt to the changing needs of the centre was required. We asked Mahajak Trio to provide us with a robust audio solution to support a wide range of events and functions. The Harman systems they supplied are versatile enough to handle all of our needs while offering style and substance, creating a new level of comfort and luxury for our guests. And, when an event calls for it, the Harman system in the ballroom packs a terrific sonic punch, thrilling audiences with the excitement of a compelling performance.”

Events held in the main ballroom benefit from the power handling and clarity of JBL. The main hall was fitted with the VTX V20 system powered by Crown ITHD amplifiers. The hall was divided into three smaller adaptable partitions, each equipped with the VRX932LA-1, a portable sound reinforcement system. The VRX932LA-1 is a compact 12in two-way line array speaker system designed for use in arrays. The PRX812W speakers provide exceptional flexibility as stage monitors and fill speakers, and their built-in Wi-Fi technology makes it easy to tune the system for different configurations via the free PRX Connect app. Mahajak selected AKG WMS470 wireless lavalier and handheld microphone sets to ensure optimum intelligibility and reliable multichannel wireless performance for events of any size. For mixing, Mahajak supplied the main ballroom with a Soundcraft Vi1 digital live sound console for its comprehensive I/O and user-friendly workflow, while Soundcraft EFX 12 compact mixers deliver high quality mixes in the meeting rooms, restaurants and pool areas.

To seamlessly integrate high quality audio into the hotel and convention space, Mahajak Trio selected a range of JBL Professional loudspeakers. Mahajak outfitted the pre-function hall and meeting rooms with JBL Control 328CT and Control 16CT ceiling speakers, while Control 23-1, Control 25-1 and Control 16 C/T speakers were installed in the restaurants and pool areas. Mahajak utilised JBL CBT50, Control 25-1 and Control 88M speakers to deliver high quality audio in the central corridor and building exterior. All speakers are powered by Crown I-Tech HD Series amplifiers and networked using BSS Soundweb London signal processors.

“We understand that audio systems play an integral role in the overall aesthetic of an elegant space like the Movenpick Hotel & Convention Center KLIA,” said David Yap, CEO, Mahajak Trio. “When we were asked to design audio systems for the entire property, we wanted to provide an immersive audio experience to stimulate guests upon arrival. Thanks to the incredible depth and versatility of Harman solutions, we successfully achieved the owner’s goals as well as our own – to deliver a listening experience that reimagines high-definition sound reinforcement. The wide range of JBL speakers available enabled us to customise each audio solution to deliver outstanding coverage and clarity while blending in aesthetically with each environment.” 

“It’s our privilege to provide guests of the Movenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA with high-quality audio experiences that rise above the status quo in the hospitality industry,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, Harman Professional Solutions, APAC. “Our professional audio solutions will ensure powerfully rich live music during weddings and celebrations, along with crisp and intelligible speech reinforcement during meetings and conferences. We thank Mahajak Trio for their partnership, strong knowledge and customer first approach.”