Elvis delivers Etihad Museum
UAE: Elvis Technology has completed the A/V installation at Dubai’s Etihad Museum. The systems integrator drew heavily on the Harman catalogue for this project with products from BSS, Crown, AKG and JBL supplied through local distributor GSL Professional.
While Elvis has supplied a range of systems throughout the venue, one of the major areas for the museum is its theatre. The beautifully designed space can be used for presentations and lectures thanks to a wireless mic system from AKG. This comprises eight WMS 470 vocal D5 microphones, seven WMS 470 presenter sets and CGN 341 lapel microphones. In addition to this, AKG boosters, splinter stands and power supplies have also been installed.
Processing in the theatre is courtesy of BSS. This portion the project sees six BSS Blu-101 conferencing processors, the same number of BSS Blu-Dan Dante to Blu Link bridges, eight Blu BIB eight channel line level audio inputs and six Blu BOB1 eight channel line level audio outputs.
Elvis opted to install a cinema speaker system into the theatre. This is based around six JBL Professional 8320 cinema surround speakers. Low end reinforcement is via a pair of 3635 cinema subwoofers while the speaker setup is completed with two stand-mounted Eon 515 XTs.
Power for the whole system comes from Crown amplifiers. This has seen the installation of four DSi2000, a pair of DCi 1000 and 10 DCi 2300 two channel amplifiers.
‘The client preferred JBL and BSS products and thought that the brands would sound the best for this particular project,’ said Karthik S, head of projects at Elvis Technology. ‘BSS is robust and because of this, you avoid the number of visits by any technician. We’ve used JBL surround speakers/cinema speakers in the auditorium which is one of the most beautiful installations thus far. The sound is amazing.’