Investment in Alcons Audio systems is being made by
cinema owners in an ever-increasing number of countries across the globe. The
company has recently broken yet more new territory with the installation of
systems in Nepal.
Located in the Sundhara district of the capital
Kathmandu is QFX Civil Mall, the countries largest shopping area, covering a
total of 25,000 sq feet. This houses a new three-screen multiplex cinema, the
QFX Cinemas, which are capable of seating up to 939 viewers at any one time.
This is Nepal’s first truly world-class Cineplex and is one of a trio of
cinemas owned by QFX in the city.
QFX is the brand name of Quest Entertainment (QE), which
was launched in Nepal a decade ago with the QFX Jai Nepal Cinema. The company
is also involved in film distribution and production and as such has a thorough
understanding of how important high quality sound is to modern cinema
Installed by Indian audio company Balaji Sound, the
Alcons systems at QFX Civil Mall feature CR2 and CR4 systems, CB362 subwoofers,
CCS8 high-power surround speakers, all of which have been specifically designed
for the cinema market, and ALC2-ST amplifier-controllers.
“We identified a need for a consistent cinema
experience in Nepal,” says Bhaskar Dhungana, who along with partners Rajesh
Siddhi and Nakim Uddin owns QE and has developed the QFX brand. “We did a lot
of planning and research and have built a brand that provides the Nepali market
with an experience that everyone can enjoy. Central to that was making sure
that we had the right equipment, which we’ve sourced from around the world.
“Part of that requirement was a top of the range
digital sound system and for that we went to Alcons in The Netherlands. Alcons’
technology has been extensively used in Japan and Malaysia, but Nepal is the
first country in the South Asia region to benefit from it.”
“Many of our customers have mentioned that the Alcons
systems sound better than those used by our competitors,” says Sunita Rana,
office executive at Quest Entertainment. “They feel that it sounds more
sophisticated and modern, which perfectly complements our aims. We are very
happy with the performance of the Alcons loudspeakers.”
“I am very pleased that high profile cinema operators
in an ever-increasing number of countries are recognising the many advantages
that our systems bring,” says Alcons Audio co-founder Tom Back. “In providing a
superior experience for the audience, they also reflect the quality and aims of
the operators, which brings further benefits to the cinema companies.”
For more information visit: www.alconsaudio.com