| 18 May 2024
HARMAN Professional Solutions launched its first DJ Arena at the Indian DJ Expo 2016

MUMBAI: HARMAN Professional Solutions, a leader in professional sound, light, video and control equipments, organized its first Harman DJ Arena at the Indian DJ expo 2016 from 30 June – 2 July. The Indian DJ expo is India's first ever exposition on the DJ and his environment. The Expo was held at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, the international destination for prestigious exhibitions, having the best facilities and a landmark known to everyone in the trade.

Harman Professional India participated in the show to support the hospitality industry which includes clubs, bars, lounges, restaurants, and rental agencies. They created a platform for the DJ community to bring out the best talent in front of the entertainment professionals from across India. The platform was divided into three parts. During the First half, company’s officials showcased their sound and light solutions catering to different needs of the market live on demo, then a two hour DJ competition where 9 DJ’s from EDM genre competed over three days, followed by the culminating headliner act by some very well known EDM DJ’s of India.

The four sound solutions showcased at the arena were from the JBL Marquis range. JBL’s Marquis Dance Club Series is a state-of-the-art family of loudspeaker systems designed specifically for the Dance Club Market.

The MD7, dual 18" subwoofer system is fitted with two JBL 2269H Differential Drive, Vented Gap Cooling capable of generating frequency response to 25 Hz in a sonically superior and visually imposing dance floor system.

The MD49, a high-power 90° x 50° dual 15" low-frequency system utilizing dual 2265H Differential Drive transducers, CMCD82H 8" mid-range driver, 2432H 3" diaphragm compression driver, and dual ST400 super tweeters.

The MD55, designed for the mobile DJ requiring a light weight, high fidelity portable system. The multi angle enclosure features a 45° angle on one side for use as a floor monitor in the horizontal orientation and is fitted handles, a pole mount cup on the bottom panel. MD55 is a medium-power 90° x 50°, 15" 2-way fully passive full-range system utilizing a 265H Differential Drive transducers and a 2408H-1 compression driver with a 1.5" diaphragm for smooth low distortion high-frequency response

The MD52, also designed for the mobile DJ is a medium-power 90° x 50°, 12" 2-way fully passive full-range system utilizing a 262H Differential Drive transducers and a 2408H-1 compression driver with a 1.5" diaphragm for smooth low distortion high-frequency response.

Martin by Harman took the center stage with their entertainment lighting products:  Mac Aura, it is the first LED moving head wash light to combine multicolor beam LEDs with a backlight LED array that takes the synthetic look out of LED wash lights;

The RUSH MH 6 Wash, it a fully pre-mixed color system from 12 x 10 W RGBW LEDs with a spectacular 10°–60° zoom. It also offers full electronic dimming, strobe effects and temperature-controlled fan cooling for quiet operation;

The RUSH MH3 BEAM, it is a powerful beam moving head that blasts an intense and narrow long-throw beam for spectacular mid-air looks and effects. It houses a fixed gobo wheel and color wheel with a multitude of effects possible from a dimmer, strobe effect, 8-facet prism and focus;

The Atomic 3000 LED, this is not only a strobe, but also a creative tool that incorporates backlight illumination with RGB-controlled LEDs pointing into the reflector. It delivers stunning eye candy looks similar to the MAC Aura™ and the MAC Quantum™ Wash.

HARMAN DJ Arena, a three day DJ contest brought together some of the most renowned DJs from across the country under one roof. It was a Battle of DJs where nine DJ's competed over three days.  Each day also had a headliner act played the well known names from the industry. 

DJ Competition Contestants

·         DJ Skip ( Delhi)  World Champion IDA 2013 , DMC 2014 1st runner's up for Talent

·         DJ Decisions aka Agam Walia ( Delhi)

·         DJ Vm3 aka Vinod Mhetre(Mumbai F Bar)

·         DJ monks aka Mayank Anand ( Hyderabad)

·         DJ Valance aka Valance Paul (Bengaluru)

·         DJ Suhas aka Suhas Hiremath (Bengaluru)

·         DJ V-Tek ( Delhi) Winner of the Harman DJ Arena

·         DJ Deepan D’Souza – (Mumbai) 2nd Runner’s up for audience choice

·         DJ Stetson – (Mumbai)

Headliner DJ's

·         31st June – DJ Whosane! 

·         1st July – DJ Nina & Malika

·         2nd July – DJ Brianoid & DJ Manasi Scott

“HARMAN DJ Live Arena is a platform for professional DJs to showcase what music means to them. Our club music portfolio offers an incredible experience to the listeners and gives the DJs an opportunity to experiment with their imagination. Indian urban population is entertainment crazy and their idea of clubbing is directly linked to good music and sound and a creative DJ, thus giving us the opportunity to invent and create best in class club audio solutions.” said Prashant Govindan, Senior Director – Professional, HARMAN India.