Malaysian EduCity lecture theatre opts for FBT and Mipro
MALAYSIA: A lecture theatre within Malaysia’s EduCity complex has been equipped with sound reinforcement from Italian manufacturer FBT alongside wireless microphone systems from Taiwan’s Mipro. The installation – conducted by CSA Marketing, Malaysia – represents the latest stage in the country’s ongoing investment into education, largely concentrated on the prestigious Iskandar EduCity hub.
Based over a 350-acre campus and intended to become a fully integrated hub to promote Malaysia as a centre of educational excellence, EduCity has already attracted a number of world-renowned partners. Among them are the Newcastle University of Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), the University of Southampton Malaysia (USMC), the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM), and the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), amongst others.
The new lecture theatre forms part of the complex’s 7-acre Multi-Varsity Complex (MVC) area, described by EduCity management as the ‘heart’ of the development, and comprising facilities for studying ICT, logistics, engineering, hospitality and the creative arts.
The lecture theatre now includes a front of house system comprising eight FBT Mitus 206LA line array enclosures flown in a four per-side configuration at either side of the stage. Mixing is done on a 24-channel FBT Formula 248 analogue mixer, housed in a control room overlooking the theatre and flanked by two Jolly 8Ra active near-field monitors. Also installed are 12 FBT CSL 630TIC 6-inch ceiling speakers plus two HP 400 200W +200W power amplifiers.
Additionally, four channels of Mipro Act-32 dual channel diversity wireless microphone systems have been supplied alongside the Taiwanese manufacturer’s AD-707a UHF wideband four channel antenna divider.
The installation was project managed by Sam Yit Wah of CSA Marketing, a 20-year veteran of the Malaysian pro audio industry and a long-term advocate of both FBT and Mipro. While all of the equipment was supplied by Tashi Electronics Sdn Bhd, Mr Yit Wah reportedly chose the Mitus 206LA line array for its high output, overall sound quality, ease of use thanks to its onboard DSP offering eight presets, and flexibility in installation due to its lightweight design. Similarly, he described the Mipro wireless channels as ‘easy to set up, nice and neat without antenna clutter, and efficient with an enhanced receiver range’.
‘The sound is great, the voice reproduction is crystal clear and the end-users are very pleased with the ease of operating the sound system in the lecture theatre,’ Mr Yit Wah continued. ‘After more than 20 years of conducting pro audio installations, I am very confident with both the FBT and Mipro brands.’