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Playmaker Café in Jakarta Upgrades with Harman Professional Solutions

FOH Staff • International News • September 1, 2020

IMS Indonesia integrated JBL Professional systems to elevate the café’s dining experience, ambiance and live-music capabilities.

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Wanting to upgrade its acoustic system and provide an enhanced guest experience, the Playmaker Café turned to Harman distributor IMS Indonesia to design and install an audio solution centered on JBL Professional loudspeakers.

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The Playmaker Café is a trendy dining and entertainment destination in Thamrin, Jakarta. Opened in October 2019 and founded by the famous football presenter Ophan Lamara, Playermaker Café is a popular hangout spot for locals and tourists alike. The establishment consists of a stylish restaurant, meeting rooms for corporate professionals as well as a lounge, which hosts live music events twice a week and includes two mini billiard tables that add a sporty, energetic vibe.

“Playmaker Café required a world-class sound system that would allow customers to further enjoy the ambiance,” said a spokesperson for IMS Indonesia. “The system had to be dynamic and adaptable to produce great performance across a variety of music genres and live acts. After considering the various factors involved, we decided to use premium JBL speakers that perfectly complement Playmaker Café’s fun enviornment.”

IMS Indonesia installed the JBL C50PACK surface-mount subwoofer-satellite loudspeaker system, which provides versatility and high-fidelity sound for restaraunts and other hospitalitiy environements. For pristine vocal performance and speech intelligibility, the system includes an AKG D7 reference dynamic microphone, while a Soundcraft Notepad-12-FX with built-in Lexicon effects helps ensure peak audio quality and allows the café to achieve a professional sound without any additional plug-ins or equipment. To complete and power the system, IMS Indonesia used the reliaible Crown XLi 800 two-channel power amplifier.

“Our lounge prides itself on being a hub for great music for both background music” said a spokesperson for the Playmaker Café. “It was only natural that we wanted a sound system to match the dynamic ambiance of the café and enthrall our guests. IMS Indonesia met all our expectations and we are very satisfied with the solutions they provided.”

“Playmaker Café required audio solutions that enabled customers to resonate with its lively ambiance,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, Harman Professional Solutions, APAC. “We would like to thank our partner, IMS Indonesia, for delivering a dynamic solution that accentuates the café’s atmosphere.”


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