HARMAN NEWS SERVICE–As Nigeria’s foremost provider of television content and production, Ultima Limited has been using Harman Professional products to drive some of Nigeria’s most successful programs. For five seasons of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and two seasons of Project Fame, Ultima Limited has used JBL loudspeakers, AKG microphones, Crown amplifiers and dbx processors installed by ET Quake Multimedia to become Nigeria’s premier television production company.
Also included in the audio system is an array of other Harman Professional products, including various AKG microphones like the D5 and the WMS40 Pro Flexx; 20 dbx 266 XLs set up in the production room; and Crown XTi1000 amplifiers. For a show like Project Fame, where 15 hopeful musicians, singers, and dancers battle it out on a weekly basis to win the grand prize, a versatile system that provided optimal clarity and intelligibility was essential. There was also a need for a system that could fit into a small space but deliver powerful sound at the same time, and the JBL VRX918SP speakers satisfied those requirements with ease.
“We chose the JBL VRX928LA/918SP line arrays because of their compact size and accurate coverage,” said FOH Engineer Vincent Chime. “Bearing in mind that the system is purely for TV, we wanted something that could deliver excellent coverage, high SPL, and had little or no visibility, and that’s exactly what we got.”
In addition to the JBL VRX928LA, VRX918SP and VRX-SMAF speakers, AKG microphones, Crown amplifiers and dbx processors, ET Quake Multimedia also installed a Soundcraft MH2-44 console for its intelligent clarity and definition as well as a number of Lexicon processors. With all of the Harman Professional products in place, system engineers were able to utilize Harman’s HiQnet™ System Architect™ to plug and play the sound with ease.
“The package of Harman Professional products, linked together with Harman HiQnet, allowed us to easily run the entire system,” continued Chime. “With System Architect, we had the system up and running in a very short amount of time, and with the JBL loudspeakers powered by Crown amplifiers, everything sounded fantastic.”
PAXT Limited provided the technical engineering assistance, sales management and shipping to the project. PAXT Limited is a UK based specialist sales and marketing office for the Harman group of companies.
Crown is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com). Harman International designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, and maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NYSE: HAR.”
Harman HiQnet™ is the world’s first connectivity and control protocol that integrates all product categories in the signal chain for professional audio systems of all types, size, and applications. Harman HiQnet no longer requires the user to manage multiple disparate operating systems or be responsible for programming individual signal processors, speaker controllers, wireless microphone systems, and mixing consoles. HiQnet was developed by engineers from across the Harman Pro Group and is coordinated by the System Development and Integration Group (SDIG), a team of dedicated systems specialists based in Salt Lake City, Utah.