MALAYSIA: The Petronas Philharmonic Hall has benefitted from a recent Mipro wireless microphone system installation, supplied by M/s Meditec Trader. The Kuala Lumpur landmark was custom-built for the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Described by the Philadelphia Orchestra’s music director, Wolfgang Sawallisch as ‘one of the world’s best concert halls’, the 885-capacity venue now features eight sets of Mipro Act-707 UHF four-channel true diversity receivers and 32 Act-707TM professional body pack transmitters. Also installed were 32 MU-55HN uni-directional headset microphones, which can be PC-interfaced, monitored and controlled.
The Act-707 features a colour LCD display and Automatic Channel Targeting (ACT) function boasting 100 manual presets and 961 computer selectable UHF frequencies. Project consultant Mr Ivan reports that ‘with just two presses of the buttons in sequence, the user is able to find an available frequency and lock in on the selected frequency’.
Mr Ivan described himself as ‘very pleased’ with the ease of programming, and referred to the dexterity of sound reproduction as ‘amazing – eliminating distortion, interference and signal loss issues’.
Continuing, Mr Ivan referred to the durability and performance of the MU-55HNs sweat-proof head worn microphone capsules as ‘commendable’. Discussing the benefits of the transmitter, he furthered: ‘The quality of the durable, lightweight magnesium body pack transmitter not only provides long hours of usage with just two AA batteries, but also protects against impact damage’.
The Petronas Philharmonic Hall, also known as the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP) resides between the Petronas Twin Towers. Opening in 1998, it was designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates and frequently hosts performances from local and international musicians.