Novotel in Singapore installs K-array

The four-star Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay hotel has 403 rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, as well as the Square, Dragon Phoenix and Moghul Mahal restaurants. Its conference facilities include a wide range of meeting rooms including the 525sq-m Phoenix Grand Ballroom – the ideal venue for weddings and events. The A/V requirements of the hotel were originally installed by Concept Systems but over time, the hotel management realised a growing number of clients were hiring their own PA systems for live performances. As such, the hotel sought a simple, effective FOH system to hire out for live performances in the Phoenix Grand Ballroom.

In 2006, the ceiling speaker system was deemed adequate but over time the management here saw more rental companies supplying their guests,’ explained Concept Systems’ project manager Gerald Fong. ‘This was an added worry for the guests and missed revenues for the hotel.’ Having carefully considered what speakers would best fulfill their client’s needs, Concept Systems installed a K-array loudspeaker system supplied by Sennheiser Asia, K-array’s local partner. The K-array loudspeaker solution comprises four wall-mounted KP102 line-array variable beam python models, powered by KA10-10 amplifiers. Sennheiser Asia supplied the K-array speakers and amplifiers including four KMT12 12-inch passive subwoofers. Finished in black, the slim 1.0m long speakers incorporate 12 2-inch drivers and have been wall mounted to the stage end of the square room facing the 600-capacity audience.

‘They provide very even coverage and are ideal for either speech reinforcement or music when accompanied with the four floor standing subwoofers,’ said Mr Fong.

The speakers are mixed on one of two newly installed Yamaha LS9-16 consoles, whilst Sennheiser ew100 wireless microphone options are available including lapel, hand held and head worn condensers. All A/V inputs are controlled via Crestron ST-1700C touch panels interfaced with a programmed Crestron AV2 processor.

The installed audio system is truly fit for a 4-star hotel.


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