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Vietnam’s Dai Nam Racecourse Equipped With Harman

Ba Sao Investment deploys JBL, Crown, AKG and BSS brands to provide sound and networked audio for multi-discipline racing track.

By PSW Staff March 30, 2017

Dai Nam Racecourse

Opened in October 2016, Dai Nam Racecourse was created to boost tourism in the Dai Nam tourism park complex, 24.8 miles (40 kilometers) away from Ho Chi Minh City. With such a huge space, it was critical that audio coverage was even and clear throughout the racecourse.

Local systems integrator and Harman Professional Solutions distributor, Ba Sao Investment, took on the responsibility of installing the audio system for Dai Nam.

Spanning more than 460,180 square feet (42,753 square meters), the $100 million complex was built to accommodate five racing disciplines, with tracks for dog and horse racing, auto and motorboat racing, go-kart racing and fly-board performances. The large racecourse is able to accommodate up to 60,000 spectators with four grandstands that seats 18,000.

The biggest challenge that Ba Sao Investments faced was the tight schedule as the owners wanted to open the Race Course by 2017. Selecting a full Harman based system with BSS BLU Link enabled the system integrator meet the deadline.

“I am extremely satisfied with Harman’s products and their Vietnam partner Ba Sao Investments’ services including installation, operation and timely completion of the project,” says Vo Kim Thanh, vice president, Dai Nam Race Course. “Not only I am very happy with the quality of Harman’s products but the local television stations have also praised the products during their visit.”

The completed racecourse boasts a lineup of technology, with 52 JBL AWC82 loudspeakers taking responsibility for main audio coverage within the stadium. Two JBL PRX710 loudspeakers were installed for monitoring purposes, within the control room. Four AWC129s were placed for coverage at the entrance of the racecourse and parking area.

Driving the loudspeakers are 15 Crown CTs2000 and one CTs3000 amplifier. Both the AWC82 and AWC129 are weather-resistant loudspeakers that offer 1200 x 1200 dispersion and 900 x 900 dispersion respectively. Both offer clarity for speech, with extended frequency response for music, which is exactly what the racecourse required.

A Soundcraft Si Expression 1 console handles mixing duties, with its mix capacity of 66 inputs, in a small format. One distinctive advantage with the Si Expression 1 console is the FaderGlow that gives the user an additional level of status indication that helps to reduce operating errors.

BSS networked audio played an important role at the installation. A mix of five BLU-50, one BLU-100, one BLU-102 and six BLU-DAN interfaces integrate the digital signal processing.

Speech reinforcement is offered via five AKG WMS470 Vocal Set D5 systems. The set includes a HT470 handheld transmitter featuring a dynamic D5 capsule.

The AKG wireless system is also supported by two AKG CGN521 STS professional tabletop microphones with shock absorbing properties. It features a CGN521 condenser gooseneck microphone with a cardioid polar pattern on a slim, 50 cm long gooseneck. The microphones are used for commentary purposes.

“We are extremely privileged to be associated with Dai Nam Racecourse and thank them for choosing Harman’s suite of solutions including our iconic JBL, Crown, BSS, dbx and Soundcraft products,” says Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM Harman Professional Solutions, APAC. “We are sure Harman Professional Solutions will enhance the experience of Dai Nam customers and ensure complete satisfaction. Thanks to our partners Ba Sao Investments for their support and customer first approach.”

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