Kyoto, Japan (August 16, 2004)–One of the most famous and historic temples in Japan has taken a leap into the modern age with the installation of a new BSS-controlled sound system in its main public hall.
Higashi Honganji, in Kyoto, is the head temple of Shinshu Otani-ha, a denomination of Shin Buddhism, which was founded in the 13th century. This temple complex was rebuilt in 1895 after being destroyed by fire. Thousands of followers visit the temple every year and ceremonies are held in a special hall called the Amida-do. It is here that Japanese company JATO has installed a Nexo/Crown sound reinforcement system controlled by BSS Soundweb.
Designed by Mr. Taniguchi of Hibino Corporation, which has also supplied all the imported equipment, the system is built around the BSS Soundweb, which provides all acoustic and scene control, enabling recall of presets for different events. For smaller ceremonies, only part of the sound system is used, whereas for the big events, Soundweb brings all the speakers into play. Further outputs are provided by the use of a BSS 9008ii unit. By incorporating the BSS 9010 ‘Jellyfish’ remote control panel, temple staff can operate the network themselves.
According to Tomohiko Tokita of Hibino, who consulted on the sound system, “the customer is very satisfied with a system that sounds great and is easier to use than anything they have had before.”
BSS Audio USA / Harman Pro North America