AV Asia Pacific Magazine


February 22, 2019 News

Kinoton recently outfitted CGV Yongsan with an array of audio solutions to ensure immersive sound across all of the multiplex’s theaters.

As South Korea’s largest chain operator, has a long history of introducing revolutionary innovations in the cinema industry in its home country and abroad. As of October 2018, boasts a total of 3,553 screens at 480 locations in seven countries across the globe and now CGV Yongsan I Park Mall is home to the largest IMAX Screen in the world, measuring 31 metres wide and 22.4 metres high. CGV Yongsan also houses the world’s first -Screen X combination theater. As part of recent renovations to keep the multiplex on the cutting edge, CGV Yongsan hired Kinoton Korea to replace the theaters’ aging sound systems with Professional speakers and amplifiers.

“As our flagship location, we wanted to ensure CGV Yongsan continues to provide the ultimate movie-viewing experience for our audiences,” said Seo Jeong, CEO, . “In addition to the latest digital projection technologies and luxurious amenities, CGV Yongsan required cutting-edge sound systems to deliver a truly immersive movie-watching experience. The systems really bring the film soundtracks to life, and set a new benchmark in terms of performance and sound quality. We look forward to implementing similar solutions in future installations.”

In order to ensure enhanced soundtrack reproduction, Kinoton Korea outfitted 18 of CGV Yongsan’s theaters with an array of JBL Professional cinema loudspeakers, subwoofers and surrounds. The wide range of JBL speakers enabled Kinoton to tailor the system response to each theater’s unique dimensions and deliver great coverage at every seat. 

For the main front channels, Kinoton installed six JBL 5742 four-way ScreenArray cinema loudspeakers, 30 JBL 4732 three-way ScreenArray cinema loudspeakers and 34 JBL 3731 two-way ScreenArray cinema loudspeaker systems. Kinoton also installed 68 JBL 4642A subwoofers to ensure extended low frequency support. Additionally, Kinoton provided 14 JBL 8320 Compact Cinema speakers, 12 JBL 9300 Cinema speakers and 60 JBL 9310 Cinema speakers to ensure deliver realistic three-dimensional audio. Kinoton powered the speaker systems with Crown DSi Series amplifiers. The reliable performance and onboard digital signal processing of the DSi Series amplifiers match perfectly with the JBL ScreenArray systems.

“We are thrilled to see our solutions being used by a global cinema giant like CJ CGV,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, Harman Professional Solutions, APAC. “We thank CJ CGV for placing their faith in Harman solutions to achieve their goals. We also thank Kinoton Korea for their technical expertise and customer-focused service during the installation.” 

Harman Professional Solutions: pro.harman.com
Australian Distributor: avt.tech

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