Young Buddhists Association of Thailand, Thailand

The Opportunity

The Young Buddhists Association of Thailand (YBAT) is a youth organization dedicated to educating youths who are interested in Theravadan Tripitaka. Opened in 2006, the YBAT Vipassana Meditation Headquarters in Bangkok is home to the Mind and Wisdom Development Institute and hosts multiple meditation and Dhamma courses. Wanting to offer the children an enhanced experience, YBAT needed an upgraded sound system that delivered exceptional audio for performances, classes as well as speaking and other live sound events.

The Solution

To ensure clear, intelligible sound, YBAT hired Thailand’s premier distributor of pro AV equipment, Mahajak Development Co., Ltd., which designed and installed a world-class HARMAN Professional audio solution that includes class-leading products from JBL Professional, Crown, Soundcraft and BSS.

To deliver crystal-clear sound throughout the venue, Mahajak deployed JBL CBT 200LA-1 and CBT 100LA-1 line array column speakers. With Constant Beamwidth Technology, CBT Series loudspeakers offer balanced, consistent coverage. High-powered JBL Control SB2210-WH subwoofers provide powerful bass response in a compact package. Mahajak selected JBL Control 28-1 loudspeakers as stage monitors for their high output and sleek appearance. The system is powered by ultra-efficient Crown XLS 2502 and XLS 1502 amplifiers.

Providing the staff with a simple and intuitive means of controlling the sound, Mahajak selected a Soundcraft Si Expression 1 digital mixing console. With versatile routing options and powerful DSP, the Si Expression 1 makes it easy for staff to dial in professional-sounding mixes for a variety of applications. Signals are routed throughout the venue using a BSS BLU-100 processor, which offers up to 48 channels of low-latency audio over traditional Category 5e cabling. In the control room, Mahajak selected JBL 305P MkII studio monitors for their stunning detail, precise imaging and impressive dynamic range. With JBL’s patented Image Control Waveguide technology, 305P MkII studio monitors deliver detailed imaging and a broad sweet spot.

The Impact

“The YBAT management wanted to upgrade their existing sound system with a robust audio solution that would enable them to spread their message powerfully, stirring every member in the practice room,” said Pongsakorn Kanchanachayphoom, Director of Project, Mahajak Development Co. Ltd. “We selected the JBL Professional line array column loudspeakers for their powerful output, versatility and sleek design.”

“We put our trust in Mahajak to renovate our existing audio system and they delivered exactly what we asked for,” said a spokesperson of YBAT. “We needed a system that would give us world-class sound quality, as well as the flexibility for future upgrades. HARMAN’s audio systems, with their advanced technology and level of sophistication, have transformed our way of engaging with the larger community.”