JBL ScreenArray solution for Humax Cinema
Thursday, 4 March 2021
apachumaxcinemaHumax Cinema is one of the most versatile movie complexes in Japan
Japan - Enhancing its theatres to offer guests a ‘one-of-a-kind movie experience’, Humax Cinema hired Xebex Inc to design and install a Harman Professional cinema audio solution.
Featuring 10 screens and accommodating up to 1,200 guests, Humax Cinema is one of the most versatile movie complexes in Japan. In addition to showing films, the cinema doubles as a multipurpose venue that hosts jazz performances and other live sound events.
Elevating its facility to include ‘world-class audio’, Humax Cinema wanted to upgrade to a sound system that delivered pristine acoustics and provided guests an unforgettable experience, especially during movies. Xebex deployed a premium Harman Professional cinema audio solution that includes JBL’s Sculpted Surround technology as well as a collection of JBL ScreenArray loudspeakers.
“The client wanted to create an immersive theatre space to entertain visitors and provide a remarkable movie experience. This is the first cinema complex in Japan where the Sculpted Surround System is installed in every auditorium. It enables the audience to enjoy high-quality audio from any corner of the theatre,” said Ryuichi Ishikawa, vice president of Xebex Inc. “Harman’s audio system fully revolutionised the sound experience for cinema lovers.”
Xebex equipped the theatres with a combination of JBL cinema loudspeakers. Featuring JBL’s ScreenArray design, C222 two-way and 5732 three-way ScreenArray loudspeakers deliver ‘pristine sound, maximum output as well as consistent and optimal coverage’. Further adding to the audio performance, the solution also includes JBL 9300, 9320 and 9350 Cinema Surround Speakerst. Plus, making the audience feel like they’re in the movie, Xebex deployed 4642A dual 18” cinema subwoofers to complement the loudspeakers and deliver detailed, low end.
“At Humax Cinema, we were committed to building a superior movie ecosystem that meets global standards,” said Tomoaki Harada, assistant manager of Humax Cinema Inc. “We are proud to be the first facility to introduce the Sculpted Surround System in Japan and offer audiences the ultimate theatre experience.”
“The Sculpted Surround System at Humax Cinema is an important milestone in creating world-class movie experiences for the audiences of Japan,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM Harman Professional Solutions, APAC.

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