Monday, March 24, 2008

Harman Pro Cinema Group Companies JBL Professional And Crown Provide Dynamic Audio Experience For New 5-Theater Multiplex in Slovakia

Demonstrating the company’s ability to provide unmatched audio quality for the world’s most technologically advanced theaters, the Harman Pro Cinema Group has announced that AudioMaster s.r.o. recently outfitted five theaters in a brand-new cinema complex with JBL Professional ScreenArray® loudspeakers and Crown DSi amplifiers. Located in Zilina, Slovakia, the new CineMAX multiplex opened last December.

An example of the growing worldwide popularity of all-in-one shopping and entertainment centers, the new CineMAX in Zilina is part of a large, brand-new shopping center known as MAX that contains more than 100 stores. As such, one of the main goals of CineMAX was to provide an entertainment experience on par with the dynamic shopping experience of the brand new center. To accomplish this, a state-of-the-art sound system was imperative.

The CineMAX in Zilina contains five theaters—three of identical size and two larger theaters of different sizes. In total, the five theaters contain 15 JBL ScreenArray screen channel loudspeakers, six 4642GS subwoofers and 72 cinema surround loudspeakers. A total of 32 Crown DSi Series amplifiers power the systems, which also feature a total of five DSi 8M system monitors. The largest theater also contains a foyer, which is equipped with five JBL Control 24C ceiling speakers, one Crown 28M mixer and one Crown XLS202D power amplifier.

Harman Pro Distributor AudioMaster s.r.o. designed the systems at CineMAX and supplied the equipment. “Because we wanted to provide CineMAX with a state-of-the-art audio system that would keep customers coming back, we chose JBL ScreenArray loudspeakers and Crown DSi amplifiers,” said Michal Smolarik, Product Manager, AudioMaster s.r.o. “The system has performed exceptionally since CineMAX opened and has provided a crucial element to the overall performance of a cinema system.”

“As the visual element of the moviegoing experience continues to evolve at a rapid pace, the demand for equally advanced audio technology is also growing,” said Stephen Morris, Harman Pro Group Vice President of Cinema Sales & Marketing. “The new CineMAX multiplex in Zilina is a showcase for cutting-edge cinema technology, and is an example of the Harman Pro Cinema Group’s ability to provide high-quality audio for the most sophisticated cinema systems in the word.”

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