Atlas installs a multi-purpose Bose solution
MALAYSIA: Atlas Sound & Vision recently completed an installation comprising Bose solutions at a multi-purpose venue in Kuala Lumpur. The venue is divided into two primary zones: a main hall and an overflow room.
‘Inside the multi-purpose hall, a decentralised cluster system design has been employed,’ explained Ahmad Yuzamir Yusoff, assistant manager, projects division at Atlas Sound & Vision. ‘At FOH we have main RoomMatch left, centre and right arrays flown with a Bose RMS215 subwoofer. For added SPL and bass response, two Bose RMS-218 subwoofers are installed beneath the stage.’
Also in the main hall are seven RMU-206 loudspeakers, which serve as under balcony-fills and delays. ‘On the balcony itself, 26 units of Bose FreeSpace DS-100F loudspeakers are installed on the ceiling acting as delays,’ added Mr Yusoff. ‘The DS-100F are running on a 100V line tapped at 25W due to the low ceiling level.’
The overflow room meanwhile has been equipped with a pair of Bose F1 passive loudspeakers, coupled with a Panaray MB 12 subwoofer. ‘A dedicated zone volume controller, the Bose CC-1, has also been installed for immediate access to room volume,’ noted Mr Yusoff.
Hidden away in the A/V rack is a Bose ControlSpace ESP-1240 processor, which is connected to a previously installed Midas Verona console. The signal is routed from the ESP-1240 to eight Bose PowerMatch amplifiers via Dante. ‘Each Bose PowerMatch amplifier has been installed with the optional Dante card to enable a more effective signal routing scheme,’ Mr Yusoff explained. ‘The decision to adopt Dante into the system was made as the client has several subgroup mixers within the stage area, and future considerations to have the signal integrated on Dante are currently being considered.’
A short timeline and limited rigging points posed challenges during installation, as well as the need to achieve consistent tonal balance across the listening area. ‘Thanks to the wide options of horizontal and vertical dispersion patterns within the Bose RoomMatch series, we were able to have design flexibility and met all concerns whilst providing a system that performs best to the hall orientation,’ said Mr Yusoff. ‘The RoomMatch provided us with the ability to design a system that provides a consistent tonal balance for the FOH as well as delay clusters by using the RMU series.’
Following the installation the venue staff has reported ‘significantly more detailed and balanced sound. Balanced coverage makes it easier to EQ for a band and at the same time provides improved speech clarity,’ said a spokesperson for the venue.
‘One of the most important aspects of the project, prior to any of the design was to fully understand our client's needs and we have on numerous occasions attended functions at the venue in which the previously installed system was used,’ noted Allan Francis Jesudass, general manager at Atlas Sound & Vision. ‘This enabled us to fully grasp the concerns and limitations of the existing system and how we can move forward and design a system that performs at its best within the given acoustical space.’
‘The overall experience from the design stage to the final testing and commissioning was smooth with no major setbacks and unparalleled support from our friends at Bose,’ concluded Mr Yusoff. ‘We have had visits from senior members of the Bose regional office to ensure that all expectations by the client are met and addressed.’