Amadeus speakers are now the centrepiece of sound for the Korean Congress
Korea - Through the diligent work of their South Korean distributor, Marshall Pro Sound, Inc., Amadeus speakers are now the centrepiece 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. During the past 10 years sound requirements for the entire The National Assembly building have been managed by Marshall Pro Sound, Inc.

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 solution for the main hall, and Amadeus PMX suited the personal monitoring needs at each podium. The 28-speaker install at the National Assembly Hall is one of the largest and most prestigious in Asia for Amadeus.

Based in France, Amadeus has become one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-end sound reinforcement systems for live and installed sound, as well as a premiere producer of custom studio speakers for recording studios. Amadeus is focused on the Asian and European markets with distributors in Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, China, UAE and the United Kingdom.

"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 16 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.

"At the beginning stage of the project we worried about the complicated structure of the semi-circle shaped ceiling and vast general assembly hall," stated Jung Hee GU, the systems engineer in charge of setting up the sound system. "The position of speakers, which needed to be hidden in the sides of the front LED displays, created challenging architectural acoustics and needed sophisticated sound design. We were not sure that there would be enough sound pressure and coverage with the compact Amadeus DIVA XS speakers. But after repeated design alterations and simulations, with the completion of the install we were all very impressed with the quality of the Amadeus speakers."

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.

"This is one of the first major installations in South Korea for Amadeus and a proud moment in our company's history," stated Gaetan BYK, marketing manager at Amadeus. "Amadeus identified South Korea in 2011 as one of its three priority development regions in our strategy of international expansion. Our objective is not to be present everywhere, but to be strategically well placed and to establish ourselves as a successful brand over the long term. We opened our international expansion in 2011 following a wonderful encounter with Jin Wan Kim, from Marshall Pro Sound, which became one of our two aut

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