Wanting to upgrade its acoustic system and provide an enhanced guest experience, the Playmaker Café hired IMS Indonesia to design and install a cutting-edge audio solution featuring JBL Professional loudspeakers.

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. 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 complement Playmaker Café’s fun environment.”

IMS Indonesia installed the JBL C50PACK surface-mount subwoofer-satellite loudspeaker system, which provides versatility and high-fidelity sound for restaurants and other hospitality environments. For 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 quality sound and allows the café to achieve a pro sound without any additional plug-ins or equipment. To complete and power the system, IMS Indonesia used the Crown XLi 800 two-channel power amplifier.

“Our lounge prides itself on being a hub for great live, as well as background, music. So of course we wanted a sound system that matches the vibe of the café and enthral our guests. IMS Indonesia met all our expectations and we are very satisfied with the solutions they provided.”

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