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Playmaker Café ‘enthralls guests’ with HARMAN Pro audio install

IMS Indonesia integrated JBL Professional systems to ‘elevate the café’s dining experience, ambiance and live-music capabilities’

Jakarta’s Playmaker Café has installed a “world class” sound system from HARMAN Pro’s JBL Professional in a move to enhance its customer experience.

The Playmaker Café hired IMS Indonesia to design and install a HARMAN Professional audio solution featuring JBL Professional loudspeakers. The venue is a trendy dining and entertainment destination in Thamrin, Jakarta. Opened in October 2019 and founded by football presenter Ophan Lamara, Playermaker Café is a popular hangout spot for locals and tourists alike. The establishment consists of a restaurant, meeting rooms for corporate professionals, as well as a lounge, which hosts live music events twice a week and includes two mini billiard tables that add a sporty, energetic vibe.

“Playmaker Café required a world-class sound system that would allow customers to further enjoy the ambiance,” said a spokesperson for IMS Indonesia. “The system had to be dynamic and adaptable to produce great performance across a variety of music genres and live acts. After considering the various factors involved, we decided to use premium JBL speakers that perfectly complement Playmaker Café’s fun enviornment.”

IMS Indonesia installed the JBL C50PACK surface-mount subwoofer-satellite loudspeaker system. For clear vocal performance and speech intelligibility, the system includes an AKG D7 reference dynamic microphone, while a Soundcraft Notepad-12-FX with built-in Lexicon effects helps ensure optimum audio quality and allows the café to achieve a professional sound without any additional plugins or equipment. To complete and power the system, IMS Indonesia used the Crown XLi 800 two-channel power amplifier.

“Our lounge prides itself on being a hub for great music for both background music” said a spokesperson for the Playmaker Café. “It was only natural that we wanted a sound system to match the dynamic ambiance of the café and enthrall our guests. IMS Indonesia met all our expectations and we are very satisfied with the solutions they provided.”

“Playmaker Café required audio solutions that enabled customers to resonate with its lively ambiance,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP and GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We would like to thank our partner, IMS Indonesia, for delivering a dynamic solution that accentuates the café’s atmosphere.”