Recently opened in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, the new Gem Center is designed to host corporate conferences, artistic performances and more, equipped with an integrated audio system developed by local Harman Professional distributor Basao Investment.
The integrated system delivers reinforcement to a coffee shop, a restaurant, two meeting rooms, two ballrooms, a sky bar, a runway and a balcony in the facility. The background music system incorporates 12 JBL Control 23T loudspeakers, 39 JBL Control 25T loudspeakers, 15 Control 28T-60 loudspeakers, and 12 Control 28 loudspeakers. Other components include eight PRX715 powered loudspeakers, two PRX735 powered loudspeakers, 18 VerTec VT4888DP-DA powered line array loudspeakers and eight VerTec VT4882DP-DA powered arrayable subwoofers.
The background music system is powered with four Crown CTs 1200 amplifiers and two CTs 600 amplifiers, as well as two 1160 mixer-amplifiers. Two Soundcraft Si Expression 3 and two Soundcraft Spirit GB2 consoles with two mini Stageboxes handle mixing. The system also includes dbx ZonePro 640m digital zone processors for expanded processing capability, plus four Lexicon MX400 multi-effects processors.
“There is no other venue in the city that is so well-equipped,” said Nguyen Khac Anh, managing director of Basao Investment. “The equipment list that we provided works well for this venue, as it will allow guests to enjoy crystal clear music in the background as well as onstage. We have relied on Harman for many years, because its products give us a lot of flexibility when it comes to designing integrated systems for special venues like the Gem Center.”