Natick, MA (August 21, 2008)–NHK Enterprises America, Inc., Japanese broadcaster NHK’s American division, rolled out a new HD mobile broadcast production truck in time for this year’s American professional baseball season. K3 Ruby is outfitted with a Genelec monitoring system,
The new truck features a pair of Genelec 8040A Bi-Amplified Active Monitors for stereo and five Genelec 8020A Bi-Amplified Active Monitors and a Genelec 7050B Active Subwoofer for surround sound monitoring aboard the truck.
Kazutaka Noda, audio engineer with NHK Enterprises America, who designed the truck’s audio and intercom systems, chose the Genelec Active Monitors for a variety of reasons. “What’s good about the Genelec monitors is the balance and power that comes from their internal amplification,” he stated. “They are ideal for remote broadcasting work because of their built-in, perfectly matched power amplifiers, as well as their durability. They’re tough. I’ve been using Genelecs since the early 1990s, and another main reason I continue to choose them is because they are the standard reference speaker of choice for so many engineers, and you need that when you are monitoring in many different locations, sometimes with local and freelance audio professionals.”
Noda mounted the 5.1 LCR array (Genelec 8020As) by hanging them off the racks above the Euphonix digital console, with the rear speakers on stands that are stowed until needed. The separate stereo pair (Genelec 8040As) are on floated mounts above the meter bridge. “The reason we use 8020As for the 5.1 system is because the relationship between the space and size of speakers is very important,” he explains. “It needs to have enough space and air around the units to create a natural-sounding environment, and the Genelecs achieve that very, very well.”