Founded in 1950, the National Gugak Center has roots dating back to the Eumseongseo music institute of seventh-century Korea
South Korea - The National Gugak Centre in Seoul, South Korea has added M'elodie line array loudspeakers to upgrade the decade-old Meyer Sound system in its 800-seat Yeak-Dang Theatre. Renowned for its role in preserving and promoting ancient Korean musical traditions, the centre continues to count on the durability and reliability of its UPM-1P, CQ-1, and CQ-2 loudspeakers, which were reconfigured for the upgraded system.

The decision to upgrade with M'elodie was not a foregone conclusion, despite the Yeak-Dang's previous positive experience with Meyer Sound. "When it comes to government spending, it's not always easy to specify a particular brand," says Ungseop Kwon of SOVICO, Meyer Sound's Korean distributor. "The committee members listened critically to several loudspeakers and all agreed that the M'elodie was the best system for the hall.

"With a Meyer Sound system in place for more than 10 years, it was not unexpected that they would be pleased with M'elodie," continues Kwon. "But the system's performance has exceeded expectations, and everyone is quite pleased."

The new system includes left and right arrays of 12 M'elodie loudspeakers each and four 600-HP subwoofers.

"The theatre's acoustics are challenging," explains Kwon. "The left and right M'elodie arrays provide an ideal solution, with excellent sound and very even coverage for all seats."

(Jim Evans)

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