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Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Roger Drego on Creating Fail-Proof Sound for Mega Live Events New!

In a session titled 'Performance Guarantee of Mega Scale Live Sound Projects', Roger Drego, Managing Director, Electrocraft, took to the stage at PALM Conference 2022 to share invaluable challenges and insights with regards to guaranteeing fail-proof sound reinforcement during showtime. read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Bringing Futuristic AV Ideas To Life New!

MMRDA, responsible for promoting, monitoring, and developing various sectors in Maharashtra, including, but not limited to transport, housing, water supply and more, entrusted EYTE to revamp and upgrade Wadala Monorail Depot's Boardroom with state-of-the-art AV infrastructure. Abdul Waheed, Managing Director, EYTE Technologies Pvt Ltd, in conversation with PALM Technology, reveals how his team transformed the visage and acoustics of the boardroom and managed to execute the impossible feat in a matter of seven days. read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Exploring the Dynamics of India's Pro AV market with Renkus-HeinzNew!

Renkus-Heinz is a professional loudspeaker company known for its innovative technology that redefines sound to empower its audience. PALM+AV-ICN got in touch with Karan Kathuria, Renkus-Heinz's Director of Sales and Business Development, Asia, Oceania and SAARC, to learn more about the company's plans for India and its strategy to stimulate growth across different verticals.read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

7 New Trends in AV Conferencing to look out for this year New!

From augmented meetings and interactive whiteboards to LED video walls and seamless acoustics - Pooja Shah, Editorial Assistant at PALM AV-ICN, reports a comprehensive roundup of the biggest AV conferencing trends to keep an eye out for in 2022. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

IRAA 2021 Winners Felicitation New!

The IRAA 2021 winners were felicitated at the PALM expo on 28th May 2022 in the presence of Jury members. Check out the pics here. Nominations for IRAA 2022 close on 30th October so hurry and send in your nominations now! read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

PALM AV-ICN Expo 2022 - Glimpses & HighlightsNew!

The PALM AV-ICN Expo 2022, held from May 26 - May 28, 2022 at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, witnessed 20,000+ unique visitors from the world of pro audio, display, lighting, and integration. Take a look at the three-day expo's glimpses. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

HARMAN Live Arena dazzles with a range of latest audio and lighting gearNew!

The HARMAN Live Arena one of the most popular demo features at the PALM Expo entered its 11th year. The Live Arena facilitates live demonstrations of advanced sound and lighting systems, through three-day live musical performances, featuring popular and budding artists and bands from the country's independent music scene.read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

CAVS (Certified AV Specialist) Course returns for its second consecutive editionNew!

The ethos of CAVS is to provide an independent neutral education forum suited to Indian AV ecosystem to gain their commitment to a future career in AV as a technician and join an integration team on par. AV professionals in India were imparted basic knowledge of AV from May 26 - May 28, 2022 at the CAVS three-day training.read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

PALM AV-ICN Conference & SeminarNew!

Curated by PALM AV-ICN magazine, the PALM Conference & Seminar was the optimum learning and networking platform for attendees, where the best talent and top-notch professionals from the country shared their expertise, skills and knowledge. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

High Quality Attendance At Palm & Av-Icn Expo 2022New!

The professional sound, professional display, professional lighting and integration market of importers, distributors, dealers and actual users congregated in full strength at the BEC, Mumbai, to witness the largest display of product range from top global brands, sourcing millions of dollars inventory for distribution and rental.... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

IRAA strikes an energetic progress path with new chiefNew!

K.J. Singh recording engineer of brave new-gen albums is a spirited veteran deeply involved with Indian recording arts and professionals. The entire jury of IRAA after years is now entirely fresh, newly appointed by KJ... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

Attendees to PALM & AV-ICN Expo 2022New!

PALM AV-ICN 2022 proved to be far busier and well attended than expected. Who exactly attends and exhibits at India's foremost audio, lighting, and audiovisual technology expo? Read on for detailed breakdown of the attendee figures... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

Chopra's Keynote Pushes For Indian Manufacturing, Indian BrandsNew!

The 20th PALM Convention Keynote address by Founding Director Anil Chopra gave a clarion call for major investment into manufacturing pro audio, pro lighting and pro AV hardware in India... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

What to expect from NEC at InfoComm India 2022New!

Joining PALM AV-ICN for a quick interview is Krishna Tripathi, General Manager, Display Solutions, NEC Corporation India Private Limited, wherein he elaborates on the exciting products attendees will be able to witness at the NEC Booth E20 at InfoComm India... read more


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A2K Audo&Aux Deploys Tech-Savvy Infrastructure at MAYA Night club for a Premium Nightlife Experience.

When, Vijay Ghattamaneni, the owner of nightclub MAYA, located in Tito's Lane at Baga Beach, wanted to elevate their aural experience, he connected with A2K Audo&Aux to craft a comprehensive Acoustics system tailor-made for the club. Pune's technical solutions specialist A2K Audo&Aux seamlessly executed a state-of-the-art acoustic infrastructure that complimented the venue.



Club MAYA comes alive with a bespoke lighting design

Club MAYA comes alive with a bespoke lighting design


Akash Sethi, Founder of A2K Audo&Aux, recounts, "Vijay Ghattamaneni got in touch with us via the Reference of Sandeep Reddy who is the owner of Chronicles in Vagator, where we had provided high-quality rental services in the last season. Ghattamaneni invited us to visit the site in its bare condition, and explained to us his vision for the kind of nightlife venue he wanted to establish. With venues like Titos, Mambos, The White Goa, Cocktail dreams, The Pink Elephant etc already dominating the Tito's Lane strip - the brief for us was to ensure that MAYA had to be established as a venue that offered an experience unlike any other - from the lighting design to the LEDS and the sound and everything in between."

Acoustic Solution

Akash and his team of experts immediately commissioned an extensive analysis of the space, which brought to light key issues that needed immediate attention. As Akash reveals, "The venue sports a high ceiling of approx 16 feet, and after reviewing a basic plot of the location of the dancefloor, seating, bar and DJ console etc, we spotted that two massive coulomb and a beam supporting the ceiling slab towards the end of the proposed dance floor section and the VIP section. When we ran a few tests to analyse the space, we found the RT time to be super high at 96. So before taking up the project, we knew it was imperative to commission a rather extensive acoustic treatment of the space, else even the best audio system wouldn't sound upto the mark."

After explaining this to Ghattamaneni and securing his permission to proceed with the necessary acoustic treatment for the space; Akash and his team collaborated with Saint Gobain, Sustainable Construction Solutions - to formulate a comprehensive, high-quality and efficient remedy spanning a total of over 3500 sq.ft to correct the acoustics of the space.

Detailing the solution, Akash informs, "In terms of the acoustic treatment, the team of specialists from Saint Gobain worked closely with our team to run simulations that gave us an exact understanding of the kind of solution the space needed. Based on the results of the simulation, we decided to first deflect all the four side walls by 110.5 mm, using 50mm of 32 density polyfill of 1000GSm; followed by a 46mm air gap with Gyprock Sixto perforated gypsum plasterboard with original company salt-water resistant special hardware channels, screws, studs, acoustic sealant, along with floor and ceiling sealants. The naked concrete ceiling is completely covered with a 24 density FR rated special cut diamond foam; and this comprehensive solution allowed us to ensure that the venue remains absolutely vibration-proof. The fact that we were able to achieve this mammoth task within an extremely tight time-frame of a few days is testimony to the dedication and determination of the combined efforts of team A2K Audo&Aux and team Saint Gobain - with a special vote of thanks to Saint Gobain's West Zone Manager Mr Pankaj Patel for all his support in ensuring the entire logistics proceeded smoothly per plan."

Following the detailed acoustical treatment, team A2K Audo&Aux quickly outfitted the venue with an extremely formidable sound, light and LED infrastructure that was tailor-made to exactly meet the requirements of the space.

Lighting up Maya

The visual aura of MAYA as it stands today is thanks to an enchanting lighting, LED and SFX architecture put together by team A2K Audo&Aux, which comprises custom-made fixtures and products sourced from high-end OEM manufacturers.


LED Wall behind the performance console at Club MAYA

LED Wall behind the performance console at Club MAYA


Two plush LED walls of 3mm pitch from Quanli adorn the space, with each individual panel of the respective LED walls measuring 196mmx196mm seamlessly fitted onto an iron frame with magnetic feet. Not only does this arrangement affords a wall-deflection value of just 75mm thereby allowing for unparalleled viewing clarity, but it also provides for quick access to service the respective systems when needed. One LED wall system measuring 3m x 2m is outfitted at the main performance stage (DJ console), while the other measuring 4m x 1.5m is outfitted above the lavish bar section - with the entire LED infrastructure controlled through processing units from Novastar and powered through distribution supplies from MeanWell.

Additionally, team A2K Audo&Aux expertly commissioned a minimalistic trussing infrastructure within the venue to house the impactful lighting fixtures responsible for creating a visually mesmerizing ambience within the club. The venue is Loaded with 24 units of mini-20 watt LED Moving Heads spread across the venue to evenly fill the space with colour and pomp, while 8 units of 10R sharpies and 4 units of 1000 watts LED colour washes dish out the main high-energy club lighting design. Alongside this, the team have also installed 2m strips of Red Laser Battens (total of 4 units with 6 heads each) on either side of the LED Wall at the main performance stage to afford a swiping effect, while 2 units of the Laser Battens have been installed diagonally on to the truss on either side to cover the entire venue with a similar swiping effect.

The visual extravaganza is further enhanced with a flurry of high-performance custom designed SFX gear, as a total of 6 units of CO2 jets afford a concert feel (2 units flanking the DJ console firing up towards the ceiling, 2 units installed at ceiling level firing downward into the crowd, and 2 units installed onto the far-end of the club firing into the crowd); while 2 units each of smoke machine and haze machines add to the visual grandeur of the visual spectacle that patrons carry home as cherished memories. Additionally, the venue also has quick access to 4 units of cold pyro guns and a tri-nozzle confetti gun supplied by A2K Audo&Aux, which comes into full effect especially during celebratory events. And rounding off the clubbing experience that MAYA offers to its patrons is the impeccable audio system that's responsible for the immersive sound experience that has won the hearts and ears of patrons and performing artists alike - with the venue having hosted dance music big-wigs like DJ Akhtar, DJ Akhil Talreja, DJ Vaggy and several more; each to sold out capacity events.

Audio Infrastructure

Considered as the USP of the venue, the audio infrastructure at MAYA comprises a bespoke system. The main PA comprises a horn-loaded system of custom designed loudspeakers by A2K Audo&Aux that features dual LF drivers from B&C along with a co-axial 1.5inch MF and HF driver horn from BMS Germany. Custom designed subwoofers featuring dual 18inch drivers from Precision Devices complement the horn-loaded loudspeakers to create a deftly impactful and true high-quality soundscape within the club; with the main PA system powered through multiple units of the legendary L2400 power amplifiers from Dynacord with a damping factor > 3000, thereby offering ample headroom and the capability to drive the system at higher volumes without compromising on clarity.


CSC Speakers installed in the VIP section

The VIP section of the club has been outfitted with 2 units of the high-performance CF-10 loudspeakers from CSC Audio, which is driven through a single unit of the ultra-efficient CSC Audio HPA 3602 amplifier.


Additionally, the VIP section of the club has been outfitted with 2 units of the high-performance CF-10 loudspeakers from CSC Audio, which is driven through a single unit of the ultra-efficient CSC Audio HPA 3602 amplifier. And completing the system - A2K Audio&Aux have chosen a dynamic ethernet enabled MS26 96Khz DSP from CSC Audio to control and manage the entire loudspeaker system.

Speaking about the experience of working on the project, Akash summarizes, "We were given a total of eight days to work this project from inception to delivery; and the fact that we commissioned such a high-quality job including the acoustic treatment and the eventual integration and precise programming of all the equipment in an extremely tight time-frame of just 6 days is truly an achievement that we not only cherish but also celebrate. Our team of dedicated experts and professionals worked 13 hour shifts around the clock to make sure we delivered true on our promises well before the deadline. Of course, we had a great deal of support from our partners at Saint Gobain and also the OEM manufacturers who not only ensured that the respective systems and solutions were custom designed, but also delivered precisely in time. Last but certainly not the least, a big thank you to Ghattamaneni for his faith and confidence in our capability to deliver, and for supporting our team throughout the process. In fact, Ghattamaneni and his team have been so impressed by our work, that he's insisted that A2K Audo&Aux take up regular maintenance of his other properties in Goa, and also work on projects lined up for the future. There can't be any bigger compliment than that for us!"

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