To accommodate a wide variety of musical and spoken word programming, South Korean broadcasting and multimedia company SBS has equipped its newest studio complex with a powerful and flexible sound reinforcement system built around Meyer Sound JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers.
Located in Digital Media City, a high-tech development in the Sangam District of Seoul, the new studio offers adjustable seating for up to 250 people. In addition to hosting a regular music program entitled "The Show," this studio is also used for live concerts, such as a recent performance by the top Korean rock bandCNBLUE. Its changing seating arrangements and programming materials were key considerations in the final selection of the Meyer Sound JM-1P system.
"The Meyer Sound system was selected after a thorough examination of the strengths and weaknesses of a number of alternatives," says Seung Ho Lee of the SBS technical team. "It was determined that the exceptionally clear and intelligible Meyer Sound solution would be more useful in all types of performances, not only all different music genres but spoken word programming as well."
Designed as a collaborative effort by SBS's own engineers and the staff of the Seoul-based system supplier Incova, the Meyer Sound installation includes left and right arrays of four each JM-1P loudspeakers in addition to a total of eight UPQ-1P loudspeakers. Bass is supplied by two 700-HP and 600-HP subwoofers each, and four UM-1P stage monitors are available for foldback. System alignment and drive is supplied by a Galileo loudspeaker management system with two Galileo 616 processors.
SBS, formerly Seoul Broadcasting System, provides television, radio and Internet-based multimedia services throughout South Korea. The new SBS studio complex in Digital Media City is located in the core of a larger development, known as Millennium City, which surrounds Sangam Stadium, constructed for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.