Renkus-Heinz has got the power
KOREA: At the recently opened offices of one of South Korea’s leading power suppliers in Gyeongju, distributor DK Vascom supplied a Renkus-Heinz solution to combat the acoustic challenges faced. During the highly confidential project, the loudspeaker setup was installed in the client’s new headquarters, which includes a large auditorium and several conferencing rooms, as well as an outdoor sports arena.
Within the auditorium, 22 PN102LA series self-powered line array modules provide FOH reinforcement, while four CFX15S subwoofers deliver low-end support. Additional coverage is catered for by 18 TRX61 two-way enclosures, each including 6.5-inch LF drivers, as well as eight TRX81 loudspeakers, equipped with 8-inch woofers, and four of the TRX82 model. A Midas M32 digital console has been installed for mixing.
Of the four conferencing rooms inside the new facility, three are served by pairs of the TRX82. The fourth conference room posed the problem of a high ceiling, resulting in reverberation issues. To tackle this, DK Vascom and its local partner, Sein Co Ltd, fitted a series of IC8 digitally steerable columns from Renkus-Heinz’ Iconyx range.
Meanwhile, the outdoor sports arena was installed with two TRX81/9W and four TRX121/9 enclosures. The water-resistant nature of these enclosures has reportedly been put to the test and held up already during a sudden rainstorm.
Sein was engaged for this project, having impressed the client with a Renkus-Heinz solution for a PA system previously. Munbum Kim, owner of Sein, took a vested interest in design of this high-profile project, with Jinwoo Park serving as project manager alongside DK Vascom’s Chansun Choi.
Several challenges were faced, including a reduced project timescale. ‘We were scheduled to undertake the installation and tuning after the interior and electrics were completed, but it was decided that the project had to be completed much sooner than originally planned,’ recalled Patrick Han of DK Vascom. ‘So we supplied all of the equipment and the installation was completed within two weeks. Then we discovered an acoustic blind spot.’
The first four rows of the second tier formed the acoustic blind spot, which was caused by the auditorium’s particularly high balcony. The project team solved this problem in only four hours, using Rhaon software to recalibrate and reconfigure the setup.
‘The company's president, management and all of the employees are delighted with the performance of the system,’ concluded Mr Han, following the client’s first meeting in the auditorium.