Paris, France (January 2, 2015)–Through the diligent work of their South Korean distributor, Marshall Pro Sound, Inc., Amadeus speakers are now the centerpiece of sound for the Korean Congress in the general assembly hall within the National Assembly Hall building, located in the heart of the country’s capital of Seoul.
Because of the general assembly hall’s environment, the new system required both large hanging speakers and very compact yet high SPL speakers at the podiums. Marshall Pro Sound felt the Amadeus DIVA XS speakers were the perfect solution for the main hall, and Amadeus PMX suited the personal monitoring needs at each podium.
“Many of the project’s construction aspects were complicated by limitations in the architectural acoustics of the vast general assembly hall,” explains Marshall Pro Sound’s General Manager, Kwang Ho Park. “However through a number of repeated design alterations, and painstaking tuning sessions after the speakers were installed, we were able to create a system offering excellent sound for this important Korean government institution. Amadeus was the right choice.”
The install at the National Assembly Hall is made up of a host of components interconnected to the main audio and video control room. The main speaker system consists of sixteen Amadeus DIVA XS array speakers, four Amadeus DIVA XS 15 bass complements and two Amadeus PMX 8 coaxial speakers covering the sides. On stage, the ‘Chairman’s’ monitor speaker system is made up of two of the compact Amadeus PMX 5 coaxial speakers. For the Podium monitor speaker setup the newly released ultra-compact Amadeus PMX 4 speakers were used. And in the control room, Marshall Pro Sound installed a pair of Amadeus PMX 5 speakers as well.
Lee Seong Wook, Director of Sound for the National Assembly Hall, added details about the workings of the sound system, “Due to the special situation of the National Assembly Hall, the speakers couldn’t be installed in plain sight, where they would be revealed to people in the hall. Therefore, we had difficulty in designing the installation–including the distortion of the phase and control of the balance of the right and left sides. To solve these problems, we chose the Amadeus DIVA XS line array system, which is compact and reduces the feeling of coercion.”
Offering an insight to Amadeus quality, Wook continues, “The advantage of a high sound pressure level speaker, with a compact size and a wide sound coverage, helps keep people from becoming tired in spite of the often long meeting times in the Main Hall. At present, everyone concerned with the install, including sound designers and engineers, are very happy with the choice of the Amadeus speakers. Of course, members of the South Korean legislative are also very satisfied with the updated sound conditions in the hall.”
Other components of the new sound system in the National Assembly Hall include two Yamaha digital mixing consoles for main and backup, models CL3 and CL1 respectively, along with specific processors to help clarify and control the sound in the huge dynamic environment, such as the Ashly NE2424M DSP matrix processors and Rio-1608D digital stage boxes.