JBL and Crown in Kuala Lumpur cinema complex

Goldenduck International recently outfitted the newly-opened MBO The Starling Mall with end-to-end cinema surround audio systems by Harman Professional Solutions.

Founded in 2005, MBO Cinemas operates 27 complexes across Malaysia, making it the third-largest chain of movie theatres in the nation. The new state-of-the-art facility at The Starling Mall in the Kuala Lumpur suburb of Petaling Jaya offers a wide range of movie-going experiences, with revolutionary theatre formats such as MBO Big Screen, MBO Premier, MBO MX4D and MBO Kecil.

In order to ensure pristine surround sound reproduction, MBO Cinemas hired cinema sound integrator Goldenduck International to outfit MBO The Starling’s ten theatre rooms with premium cinema audio systems. Goldenduck selected a complete cinema audio solution comprised of JBL ScreenArray Series cinema speakers and Crown amplifiers.

“We are extremely honoured to be involved with MBO’s flagship project at Starling Mall,” Sittiporn Srisanguansakul, owner, Goldenduck. “MBO asked us to design audio systems for each theatre that would provide guests with consistent and impactful cinematic audio at every seat. We used JBL Screen Array speakers to achieve that goal, resulting in an immersive audio experience for all guests at Starling MBO.”

The Harman system installed in the large-format MBO Big Screen theatre includes 27 JBL 4732 ScreenArray three-way cinema speakers. The four-way speakers are supplemented by 27 JBL 4732M/HF mid- and high-frequency speakers, while 27 JBL 4739 low-frequency cinema speakers deliver powerful low-end response.

For moviegoers seeking a more intimate viewing experience, the MBO Premier theatre is outfitted with five JBL 5742 four-way speakers, five 5742M/HF speakers and five 5749 low-frequency speakers

The remaining eight theatres are outfitted with a combination of 118 JBL 9300 two-way cinema surround speakers, 38 JBL 9310 surround speakers and 36 JBL 4645C 18-inch subwoofers. Crown DSI 2000 and DSI 4000 amplifiers provide clean and reliable power to all speaker systems in the complex.

Info: pro.harman.com

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