Canalis Nightclub Opens In Vietnam With dbx Compression and Other HARMAN Brand Products

Canalis Nightclub Opens In Vietnam With dbx Compression and Other HARMAN Brand Products

November 01, 2011

NORTHRIDGE, California – Situated in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, the luxurious Canalis nightclub enjoyed a spectacular mid-May opening, which saw appearances by top Vietnamese singers, Ho Ngoc Ha, Dam Vinh Hung and Duong Trieu Vu.

The 400-person capacity dance and live music club, run by an entrepreneur with three other venues in Vietnam’s largest city, has benefitted from a USD $500,000 makeover, and a new HARMAN’s JBL loudspeaker system, installed by local distributor, Basao Investment—forming part of a complete end-to-end system.

The company was awarded the contract for consultancy and installation following a competitive tender, and Basao’s technical support manager, Do Thanh Danh, worked closely with the owner and his technical team to deliver the solution. To provide the desired coverage, Canalis Bar’s main stage has been equipped with eight JBL AM7315/64 high power 3-way loudspeakers, four JBL AL7115 single 15-inch low-frequency speakers and six JBL ASB6128 subwoofers at both stage left and right, with four JBL SRX715F speakers acting as delays at the rear.

Powering the main stage system are four Crown CTs1200, six MA5000i and six MA 9000i amplifiers. The delays are powered by a further MA 5000i with a dbx DriveRack 260 processor and BSS FDS-336T Minidrive speaker management system, fed from a Soundcraft GB2/16 mixer.

The GB2, in turn, takes playback feeds from a CD DJ, and other outboard dynamics include a Lexicon MX400 reverb/FX processor, BSS Opal FCS-966 EQ and dbx 1046 Quad Compressor/Limiter. Basao Investment has also specified an AKG wireless system in the shape of two channels of WMS 450 Vocal Set D5 True Diversity Wireless System.
All of this adds up to a fully optimized system, which has surpassed the expectations of the owner.

“He is delighted because out of his four clubs the sound quality in Canalis surpasses everywhere else,” states Do Thanh Danh.

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