Billboard Live opens with JBL and Martin Pro
Friday, 5 May 2023
billboardmartin1Billboard Live recently launched a third location in the up-and-coming Kitanaka area of Yokohama
Japan - To provide Billboard Live’s latest venue in Yokohama with a live setup suitable for a wide range of performances, Hibino and SC Alliance collaborated with Harman Professional Solutions to select and implement a range of JBL Professional audio and Martin professional lighting solutions.
In addition to venues in Tokyo and Osaka, Billboard Live recently launched a third location in the up-and-coming Kitanaka area of Yokohama. The venue boasts a floorspace of approximately 1,000sq.m and a 300-seat capacity. Along with hosting internationally renowned performers and local artists, the venue also provides an unrivalled culinary experience thanks to a carefully curated menu by Japan’s finest chefs.
To elevate the overall guest experience with state-of-the-art live sound as well as immersive and impactful lighting, the Hibino and SC Alliance installation team deployed JBL VTX and VRX Series speakers and Martin ERA Series lights.
For the audio component, the team installed the JBL VTX A8 and B18 high-performance speakers
In addition to the VTX speakers, the rig also includes JBL VRX928LA two-way line array loudspeakers for the centre and balcony-fills.
“We needed a system that could simultaneously deliver a broad range of genres including jazz, pop, rock and hip hop,” said Kosuke Takahashi, touring division at Tokyo Sanko. “We are impressed with how Harman Professional Solutions was able to deliver on that request. We have received great compliments from top artists who performed at our venue.”
The installation team selected Martin ERA 600 Performance fixtures and MAC Aura XB wash lights as the venue’s main lighting system. The resulting lighting rig ensures saturated washes, vibrant effects, striking beams and more.
“We chose Martin lighting fixtures as it is a renowned brand with a comprehensive range of effects, versatile LED profile and limitless design possibilities,” said Keita O-Kado, booking manager, planning and production group, Billboard Division at Hashin Contents Link Corporation.
“Billboard Live is a premium live entertainment venue, and we are honoured to bring its performances to life with stellar sound and lighting via our suite of world-class products,” said Amar Subash, VP & GM, Harman Professional Solutions of APAC. “We would like to thank Hibino, SC Alliance and Rewire for entrusting us and we look forward to future collaborations.”

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