Sound Office and MSS jointly purchase MLA
JAPAN: A recent collaboration between Sound Office and MSS, both based in Japan’s Ehime prefecture, has resulted in the joint purchase of a Martin Audio MLA loudspeaker system. The two companies credit their shared vision for developing the region’s live sound industry as one of the driving forces behind the decision. The complete sale includes 18 MLA boxes, two MLD down fill and 10 MLX subwoofers.
‘We needed to upgrade our sound system, and of course we considered several brands as part of that process,’ explained Sound Office president, Mr Fujiwara. ‘MLA was a strong contender but it’s a big commitment too. Sound Office and MSS are located in a small province of Japan and we both wanted to have the newest system, so we had a meeting with the president of MSS, Mr Miyauchi, and finally we decided to purchase the MLA system together.’
‘I totally agreed when Mr Fujiwara came to us with the idea of jointly purchasing MLA because we shared the same vision for developing live sound in the region by using the system,’ concurred Mr Miyauchi, president of MSS. ‘Of course, I knew the sound quality of the MLA system and I love it. There was no hesitation about MLA.’
‘I knew the quality of MLA, as I’ve listened to the system in Tokyo several times, but the main trigger was the Sunburst 2015 festival, as we were keen to use a different system from that which we had used in previous years,’ furthered Mr Fujiwara. ‘The result was fantastic, with everyone in the audience experiencing the same quality of sound, and this is something that is very important for us as we believe artistically better shows are produced and enjoyed as a result.’