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Florida Beach Bar gets a JBL makeover

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article image The new audio-visual system at Florida Beach Bar consists of JBL speakers powered by Crown power amplifiers

AVent Solutions designed and installed a comprehensive audio-visual system at the newly renovated Florida Beach Bar at the Crowne Plaza Terrigal on the Central Coast of NSW.  

Popular among locals as well as visitors, the Florida Beach Bar consists of eight zones that require different speaker types to suit each zone’s acoustic condition. The JBL Contractor speaker series was selected as the preferred speaker solution to suit the various interior design aspects and operational requirements of the newly extended venue.  

The new audio-visual system consisted of JBL speakers powered by Crown power amplifiers. A BSS London BLU-100 12x8 DSP and BSS BLU-BOB2 were selected to expand outputs by an additional eight channels and build a 12x16 audio processor solution using two BSS BLU-8V2 local remote controls at bar locations for easy access.  

JBL Contractor speakers are available in a wide range of options to suit all hospitality venue concepts such as the bar, restaurant and live entertainment venue.

According to Greg Cartagena, owner of AVent Solutions, JBL Control 29AV 300w speakers were specified for the outside terrace, while the smaller, less powerful JBL Control 25AV 200w speakers were used at the bar entry. Since the centre bar area required in-ceiling speakers, the JBL Control 24CT model and JBL Control 19CS in-ceiling subs were selected. Additionally, JBL C24CTM 8w speakers were selected for the toilet zones to continue the local zone audio program as atmosphere.  

Eight JBL C29AV 300w speakers were installed for room fill towards the rear of the venue, mounted on U brackets in horizontal throw angle positions. A small-sized ‘front of house’ speaker combination consisting of two higher powered JBL AM5212 /95 400w speakers installed off custom ceiling mount U brackets and JBL SRX 718s sub cabinet was added at the back where a DJ station and band stage were located for a power boost in sound impact.    

The JBL Contractor series speakers are powered by a range of Crown power amplifier series such as XTI, CDI and XLS power amplifiers that include models XTI6002, XTI4002, XTI2000, XLS1500, CDI1000 and Crown180A.  

Greg explained that the JBL Control Contractor Series allowed them to provide the sound reproduction quality required for the well balanced sound volume impact they needed in the multi-zone bar, restaurant and entertainment venue.

The BSS London processing allows Greg to balance sound by setting volume limits and delays as well as controlling reverberant frequencies by finetuning each speaker zone under difficult acoustic conditions.

AVent Solutions also supplied three Jands JLX- Lite lighting bars to the stage area.  

Jands is a leading Australian distributor of professional sound systems as well as lighting and staging equipment.

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