Naresuan University, Thailand
Located in the heart of Phitsanulok province, Naresuan University is one of the top government universities in Thailand. Originally established as a College of Education in 1967, the school was later renamed the Phitsanulok Campus of Srinakharinwirot University in 1974, and again in 1990 to Naresuan University, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of King Naresuan’s ascension to the throne.
Recently, Naresuan University completed construction on a massive 34,000 square-foot facility than can function as a single 4,000-capacity hall or be split into two smaller rooms. To deliver unparalleled audio and video quality for seminars and exhibitions in their new multipurpose educational facility, Naresuan University hired Mahajak Development Co., Ltd. to install an industry-leading HARMAN Professional Solutions AV system.
Mahajak deployed JBL Professional loudspeakers throughout the venue to provide pristine sound with consistent coverage for large audiences. For large events where the facility is configured as a single room, JBL VTX A8 line array loudspeakers deliver even, balanced sound with an impressive 110 degrees of horizontal coverage. VTX B18 and VTX G28 subwoofers provide powerful low-end support, while JBL AE Series loudspeakers provide additional reinforcement at the sides and rear of the venue.
The system is powered by Crown I-Tech HD Series amplifiers, which combine class-leading efficiency with powerful DSP and versatile I/O. A Soundcraft Si Performer digital live sound mixer provides complete control over the system and enables staff to easily adjust sound levels using intuitive controls. BSS BLU-800 signal processors distribute audio throughout the venue via a flexible digital audio network.
To supply additional coverage when the space is split into two separate rooms, Mahajak deployed JBL PRX800 Series portable loudspeakers, which provide exceptional power and clarity. The secondary audio system is controlled using a Soundcraft Si Impact digital mixing console.
For the visual system, Mahajak installed three 300-inch motorized screens with AMX audio and video encoders and decoders. An AMX touch panel provides intuitive control and switching of video sources.
The new system provides highly intelligible audio with balanced, even distribution and easily supports a wide range of events such as graduation ceremonies, exhibitions and training exercises.
“Achieving an effective AV design for a multipurpose venue is always a challenge, but using the versatile solutions offered by HARMAN, Naresuan University has created an exceptional collaborative space for students and visitors alike,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We would like to thank our partner Mahajak Development for delivering a fitting solution that seamlessly meets the requirements of a diverse set of events.”