Bangkok’s YBAT installs JBL-based system
Thursday, 18 February 2021
apacdharma-practice-room-at-ybat2The Dharma Practice Room at the Young Buddhists Association of Thailand
Thailand - Elevating teaching programmes and services in its Dharma Practice Room, the Young Buddhists Association of Thailand hired audio integrators Mahajak Development Co to deliver a Harman Professional audio solution to provides quality sound.
Founded in 1950, the Young Buddhists Association of Thailand (YBAT) is an organisation dedicated to enriching lives by bringing Buddhism to the younger generation and general public. Focused on developing minds and cultivating deep experiential wisdom through educational services, YBAT’s main office is located in the Phasicharoen District of Bangkok and includes the Thamnawet building, which features a 500-seat Dharma Practice Room.
"The client wanted an upgrade to their existing sound system in the Thamnawet building,” said Pongsakorn Kanchanachayphoom, project director at Mahajak. As we had already worked on renovating the audio system in the Dharma practice room on the second floor of Sirikarinchai building, we knew what the client was expecting. We are so excited to be associated with them again and happy to provide intelligible sound to the Dharma practitioners with the help of Harman Professional’s audio equipment and services.
“Some of the challenges we faced were the wooden floor, hard wall and smooth plaster ceiling because they caused reverberation in the room. Our team designed the audio system for Dharma practitioners to receive direct sound from the ceiling speakers. This setup was supported by Crown amplifiers and BSS signal processors, which helped solve the frequency problem in the room.”
Mahajak deployed an arsenal of JBL Control 18C/T two-way ceiling loudspeakers. The system also includes JBL Control 28-1-WH high output speakers, which are used as stage monitors for presenters. Powering the solution, Mahajak installed Crown CDi amplifiers, while BSS BLU-100 signal processors with BLU link ensure peak system operation.
“This is the second time Mahajak has provided audio solutions to the Young Buddhists Association of Thailand,” said a spokesperson from YBAT. “We had immense confidence in the capabilities of Mahajak, and Harman Professional offers best-in-class technology. We are highly satisfied with the prudent solutions and support.”
“To provide optimum sound coverage in a venue like the Thamnawet building, it’s important to set up a robust sermon delivery system using cutting-edge solutions,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM Harman Professional Solutions, APAC. "We would like to thank Mahajak for providing excellent customer service while delivering an immersive sound experience to convey the teachings of the institution with greater impact.”

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