Beijing Tianyin Cai Yun Sound Company Deploys HARMAN PA System During China's Olympic Start Celebration

GUANGZHOU, China - With an elaborate ceremony to wish success to the China National Team for the 2012 Summer Olympics, China's Olympic Start Ceremony, which took place in the Guangzhou Sea Sand, welcomed the Chinese Olympic Committee, former Olympic athletes, world renowned singers and Olympic supporters through a complete HARMAN public address system.   The Festival Night took place in four chapters - Encouraging dream, Insisting dream, Achieving dream and Dream of Hyatt.

The sound reinforcement system was deployed by Beijing Tianyin Cai Yun, who managed the sound for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  To cover the entire audience area, line arrays were divided into a lifted area and ground cover.  Four clusters of four JBL VERTEC VT4889's and two VT4887A line array elements were lifted, and six clusters of five VT4889's and an additional dozen VT4880 subwoofers were stacked on the ground throughout the arena.  Twenty-four SRX712M loudspeakers with external sub-frequency processing rounded out the speakers for the event. 

Crown's IT-HD series amplifiers powered the line arrays and balanced the speaker delay.  Soundcraft Vi6 and Vi1 digital consoles mixed the PA.   Producers of the event credited Soundcraft's user-friendly operation, high sound quality and stable performance for the successful show.

Performances during the Olympic Start Celebration included British performer Cher Lloyd, American pop singer Kelly King and Chinese pop sensation Tan Weiwei, an AKG artist highlighted the night by singing her hit, "My Life Would Suck Without You."

HARMAN ( designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets - supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.2 billion for twelve months ending December 31, 2011.
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