Desert Island Sound — AudioTechnology
JBL brings big sound and specialist system design to Seoul’s Noduel Island, a man-made island central to South Korea’s heart (and Seoul).
To offer guests a profound experience during concerts and other live events, the Nodeul Live House upgraded its sound system by hiring integrators, TechDataPS and All That Sound, to design and install a state-of-the-art Harman Professional audio solution.
The Nodeul Live House is a performing arts centre located on Nodeul Island, a man-made island in the Hangang River. Accessible by the Hangang Bridge, Nodeul Island was established and created by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and serves as a sophisticed, cultural hotspot in the city. In addition to lifestyle centres, various food and beverage outlets as well as scenic spots of “natural” beauty, the island is home to the Nodeul Live House. Accomadating a maxiumum capacity of nearly 1,000 guests, Nodeul Live House is a popular music venue that offers large-scale performances and concerts. To enhance the shows with pristine sound, TechDataPS and All That Sound equipped the venue with a Harman Professional audio solution that features JBL Professional’s renowned VTX line-array loudspeaker systems.
“Nodeul Live House provided detailed requests for their sound set up, which included the solution for reduction of low frequency booming noise when the bass becomes blurred and indistinct.” said a spokesperson for TechDataPS “Also, since there were several speakers already installed, we had to redesign the existing layout to bring out the best performance of the system. Keeping in line with the requests, we chose JBL VTX A12 loudspeakers because they provide an undistorted balance of high-end resolution and precise sound.”
Built with next-generation JBL transducer technology and a high-frequency waveguide design, VTX A12 dual 12” line-array loudspeakers deliver crystal-clear sound and speech intelligibility with even coverage across the venue. To compliment the sound, TechDataPS and All That Sound deployed VTX G28 dual 18” subwoofers, which feature JBL’s patented Differential Drive technology and Crown VRack DSP and Amplification to provide accurate, extended low-frequency response. Also included in the system, VTX F12 bi-amplified 2-way loudspeakers offer premium audio performance and added flexibility, while VTX M20 dual 10” professional monitors deliver accurate sound reproduction for the performers onstage. To power the complex solution, the integrators used Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD and VRACK 4x3500HD amplifiers because of their power and durability.
“The Nodeul Live House was earmarked as the cultural hub for music in Seoul. Therefore, we felt that it deserved the best-in-class sound solutions available in the market,” said a spokesperson for the Nodeul Live House. “We were quite dissatisfied with the existing rental equipment, which did not do justice to either the performances or the grandeur of the performance centre. There were consistent issues in the quality of the sound output as well as the distribution of sound pressure. Having said that, we are delighted with the solutions and designs provided by TechDataPS. The current setup has met all our criteria and is sure to enthral our audiences long into the future.”
“The project at the Nodeul Live House not only called for cutting-edge systems, but also highly astute design layouts that extracted the best possible performances from them,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, Harman Pro, APAC. “We’d like to thank our partner TechDataPS for delivering an ingenious and calculated solution that truly meets every criterion of our client.”