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Harman selected for Café Havana house system update

Audiophile Components has upgraded the sound experience at Café Havana specifying a complete Harman sound reinforcement system comprised of JBL speakers, Crown amplifiers and Soundcraft mixing consoles.

Café Havana is a traditional Cuban restaurant located in the Makati district of Manila. In its quest to celebrate all things Cuban, Café Havana features a nightly line-up of live salsa music for standing room only crowds. When the restaurant’s previous sound system began to show signs of wear and tear after extensive use, management hired Audiophile to install a high-quality audio solution.

With Café Havana’s nearly around-the-clock hours of operation, Audiophile faced a very limited timeframe to install the new Harman system and rewire the existing audio and power cables.

For the main house system, Audiophile installed four JBL VRX932LA-1 compact line array speakers with JBL’s lightweight neodymium magnet Differential Drive woofer for high-power capacity. The VRX932LA-1 speakers were paired with two JBL SRX828SP dual 18in subwoofers, which utilise onboard 400MHz Sharc DSP and V5 tuning presets to tailor the low-frequency performance to Café Havana’s physical dimensions.

The JBL speakers were powered by Crown XTi 6002 amplifiers, delivering reliable, uninterrupted power for performances night after night. For mixing, Audiophile included a Soundcraft Si Expression 1 digital mixing console.

“We are privileged to be associated with the iconic Café Havana in Manila,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, Harman Professional Solutions, APAC. “Our legendary brands help Café Havana bring Cuban music and culture to its patrons and enhance their listening experiences. We thank Audiophile for their strong support and customer-first approach, and we look forward to partnering with them to provide better sounding live music to other Café Havana locations throughout the Philippines.”