d&b audiotechnik T-Series conveys clear live instrument performances at Mahidol University College of Music.

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Bangkok’s renowned Mahidol University College of Music has opened a new Black Box Theatre designed to offer students hands-on experience with world-class technology and to welcome international performers. Inside, it has been equipped with a full d&b audiotechnik loudspeaker, subwoofer and amplification system comprising T10 loudspeakers, Y-SUB subwoofers and 30D amplifiers.

Located within the university’s new South East Asia Museum site in Salaya, to the west of Bangkok, the space is a musical gathering point for performers, scholars, students, and music appreciators to collaborate in a harmonious atmosphere. ‘Music is a powerful sound, the sound is energy, the sound creates an educational movement, the movement builds a change, and the change develops society,’ is the motto of the new building, which is currently in ‘soft-launch’ mode.

Technical Manager and Chair of the Music Technology Department, Chayut Jessadavaranon, worked with Bangkok-based audio supplier Vichai Trading to specify and source the d&b system.

We wanted to install world-class equipment for our students, to help them study, to have a good experience, and provide them with useful skills with professional standard equipment. Before they graduate, the more they learn about and hear key audio brands, the more likely they are to get into the industry after finishing college. Our music students are delighted to have an opportunity to work with a d&b system.Chayut Jessadavaranon, Technical Manager and Chair of the Music Technology Department

In the Black Box Theatre, the team has rigged 12 passive 2-way d&b T10 loudspeakers in a six-a-side stereo arrangement, hanging on a fly bar. Four actively driven cardioid d&b Y-SUB subwoofers are on low-end duty, with the T10 loudspeakers powered by three d&b 30D amplifiers.

The College is working with the d&b APAC team to create learning opportunities for the students that focus on d&b technology, including the R1 Remote control software – which presents a d&b system graphically, channel by channel, loudspeaker by loudspeaker, group by group, with faders and buttons arranged as required – and the d&b ArrayCalc simulation software to optimize system design.

© Mahidol University College of Music
© Mahidol University College of Music

“We have a full-time audio technician and sound engineer staff, and alongside our students, we will operate the d&b system and the associated software options,” adds Jessadavaranon. “We’re looking forward to learning more about loudspeaker alignment using the R1 software, and how to rig, with a hands-on workshop.”

More than 1,300 students are enrolled in the precollege, undergraduate, and graduate levels of the College of Music, with the majority coming from Thailand.

The d&b system already has a great impact,” “The students are still learning about the new loudspeakers and subwoofers, and we are all looking forward to officially opening the space for tuition and performance. Our other music hall is designed for acoustic music, and now that we have the d&b system in the Black Box Theatre, we’re excited to be able to provide clear, high-quality sound to amplify instruments.Chayut Jessadavaranon, Technical Manager and Chair of the Music Technology Department
© Mahidol University College of Music
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