There is a saying that the best things in life are worth waiting for, and this certainly appears to be true for the four million worldwide followers of the Guru LianSheng, leader of the Lei-Tsang Temple in Tsao-tun, Taiwan. It took nearly 15 years for the Temple to be built, with delays including natural disasters such as the devastating earthquake in September 1999. Construction was finally completed last year and a brand new Turbosound loudspeaker system was installed.
The temple is located in the best feng shui area that Guru LianSheng could find in all of Taiwan and currently comprises a main hall with two 1,500m2 floors and a 3,000m2 front yard, which together can hold 20,000 people. The whole site covers a million square metres, with an additional building to be added in the near future.
Clear sound is, of course, a fundamental requirement in a temple. In order to ensure that the Temple’s audio system provided the best possible quality and reliability, independent sound designer HP Chang chose Turbosound loudspeakers, supplied by Turbosound’s Taiwanese distributor Prosound. Nine QLight™ TQ-315 wide dispersion, two Aspect® Wide TA-500 wide dispersion and nine TCS Compact TCS-151CW full range cabinets are located on both levels of the main building as well as broadcasting into the courtyard, all run through Turbosound digital controllers.
The official opening of the Temple took place in January 2007 with 50,000 people in attendance and was, unusually, the subject of a live webcast. “The sound quality of the system is excellent,” says Prosound’s Susan Su. “It is clear and powerful, but not intrusive. The Turbosound loudspeakers ensure that wherever you are in the building or the courtyard you can hear the system, but at the same time the essential tranquillity and harmony of the temple is not disturbed.”
“Turbosound has been having great success in Asian markets over the past few years,” adds Tim McCall, Turbosound’s Middle East and Asia sales manager. “This is down to a combination of dedicated distributors like Prosound, who know and support their local markets, alongside Turbosound's continued commitment to designing and producing a wide range of great sounding cabinets. Our customers and users know that whether it’s for a temple such as Lei-Tsang, live concerts, or night clubs Turbosound will provide them with the tools to build clean, powerful, quality audio systems.”