KUCHING, Malaysia – A subsidiary company of KTS Holdings Group TEAFM is a new radio station in Kuching, Malaysia, having first gone to air in mid-July in both English and Mandarin. With the goal of outfitting the new station with cutting-edge audio technology, regional distributor Mahajak Trio Electronic Sdn Bhd supplied a HARMAN Professional system featuring a Studer OnAir 1500 console, JBL studio monitors and AKG microphones and headphones.
According to Mahajak Trio Senior Manager, Sales and Project, Lee Chin Kah, the station was looking for a reliable, fully flexible and cost-effective solution. “TEAFM flew its team to Kuala Lumpur at the beginning of this year and we were pleased to give them a demonstration of the HARMAN system. They were impressed and are pleased with the Studer technology.”
The TEAFM radio station features one main studio and one backup studio, which use Studer OnAir 1500 12-fader console and a Nano SCore router at the MCR for the local insertion unit to be inserted to the different transmission path. In addition, Mahajak supplied JBL LSR4328P studio monitors, AKG 4500BC and D5 microphones, as well as AKG 141MKII for headphones.
Mr. Arif, Broadcast Engineer at TEAFM, said, “I’m very happy with the sound of the JBL LSR4328P studio monitors. The sound is very smooth and detailed over the entire range and their Room Mode Correction (RMC) makes a very noticeable difference in the tonality and detail in the bass. This is really a good studio speaker at the right price point and we made the right choice on this. Thanks to Mahajak Trio for recommending this speaker to us.”
In the MCR, the automation server system will drive the local insertion via the GPI connection to the Nano SCore. Mahajak configured four GPI connections for both studios’ audio feeds to different transmission paths for redundancy. In the event of a main studio failure, the automation will trigger the backup studio via the GPI and feed the audio to both transmission paths automatically.
The Studer OnAir 1500 console offers slim, ergonomic design, and is easy to configure while offering world-class sound quality, advanced built-in features and an affordable price point. The Nano SCore engine frame contains all the control and audio functions, with standard XLR sockets, making any additional breakout panel unnecessary. Future audio expansion is possible with the two separate card slots on the back of the Nano frame.”
“I’m really impressed with the Studer OnAir 1500—it is so simple to configure and it takes me less than 15 minutes to prepare the audio for airing. The console is really user-friendly and requires no advance programming. With a short training from Mr. Lee Chin Kah, I’m now very confident to handle this console with my other staff and thanks to Mahajak Trio for the excellent support.”
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