LTAPL outsmarts the competition at Jurong West Secondary School
SINGAPORE: Having had to rely on using its original and inadequate sound system for over five years, Jurong West Secondary school has recently selected K-Array loudspeakers for its upgraded auditorium audio solution. With the school’s speech day fast approaching, it was decided that this presented the perfect opportunity for an upgrade, with Loud Technologies Asia Pte Ltd (LTAPL) being selected following a lengthy shortlisting process which included a six-hour on-site demonstration by various reputable manufacturers. The school was looking for a system that provided excellent speech clarity, even coverage over the entire length of the hall and good output to handle performances.
LTAPL opted to install a ‘high-output yet discreet’ system comprised of a pair of K-array KP102 linear array column speakers mounted on either side of the stage, alongside a KMT18P subwoofer flown over its centre. K-array KP52s provide additional under-balcony coverage and monitoring on-stage.
The school was also looking to upgrade its outdoor Parade Square sound system. According to LTAPL, a previous vendor had incorrectly advised a paging horn setup as the appropriate solution despite the fact that the school was seeking high-quality audio output across the entire 35m-long square. This approach was quickly discarded following LTAPL’s demonstration of a pair of Audac HS208MK2 IP56 cabinets. Although horn loaded, the HS208MK2s are not paging horns but two-way, full range speakers that offer long throw coverage with full range output. The system is driven by a PRE16 rack mixer and a SMA500 DSP Class-D amplifier.
‘Most vendors still choose to propose traditional box speakers, which are bulky and have limited pattern control,’ said Colin Quek from LTAPL. ‘We provide solutions utilising modern linear array column technology, which offer long throw, high intelligibility and excellent pattern control benefits over box speakers. With K-array, the speakers are so deceivingly compact that people do a double take when they hear them. It is exactly the solution most large spaces need; people just don’t know it yet!’