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KGEAR arrays installed throughout Malaysian hotel

The K-array solution chosen for the Mercure Hotel Miri, in Borneo, encompasses several areas, including the check-in lobby, the adjoining coffee bar, the ballroom, and the rooftop restaurant and bar

Nextrend, a professional integrator and distributor of K-array solutions in Malaysia, selected a KGEAR solution for the Mercure Hotel Miri, nestled on the northwest coast of Borneo, in the Sarawak region. The installation encompasses several areas, including the check-in lobby and adjoining coffee bar, plus the ballroom and the rooftop restaurant and bar.

In the lobby, four KGEAR GF82 ultra-compact 8×2-inch column line array loudspeakers deliver audio in a small and discreet format. These are powered by an equally compact KGEAR GA201 amplifier. Hotel guests are welcomed by ambient music from these hidden GF82s upon arriving at the entrance.

The Terabai Grand Ballroom, with a capacity of up to 200 people, and intended for events such as large meetings and wedding receptions, was fitted with a GP18 and GP18A column array system. Combining a powerful 18” subwoofer with three modular 8×2” line-array elements, the interchangeable array modules on each column provide a 140° wide horizontal dispersion angle. The GP18 system is further supported by KGEAR’s GP8A, a smaller, more portable variant that allows for versatility during different events.

At Cavakita, the hotel’s rooftop bar and restaurant, with its views of Miri and the Miri Waterfront, 18 KGEAR GF82 loudspeakers were chosen for their ability to envelop the space with clear audio, the company says. Two KGEAR GS18 subwoofers deliver bass reinforcement, whilst another GP8A column array provides extra flexibility. A GA43 amplifier and two GA201 amplifiers power the entire system.

Shawn Teoh, director, Nextrend, said: “The client was looking for a sound system that would fit the sleek and modern interiors of the hotel. The goal was to produce clear background audio that would not be irritating, or too loud, for guests when they are sitting near the loudspeakers. A KGEAR solution would provide us with good quality and versatile form-factor, allowing us to provide the best possible audio within budget and with products that would not detract from the stylish interiors of the hotel.”

He added: “It was of the utmost importance that the loudspeaker mounting would blend into the overall interior design. The slim speaker and choice of white, or black, enclosures in the GF82s enabled us to provide a discreet, yet highly flexible, audio solution that pleased both the interior designer and the hotel guests.”