Jands supplied a comprehensive selection of professional audio equipment for a sophisticated audio visual system designed and installed by the Constant Group Pty Ltd at the Strawberry Hills Hotel in Sydney.
The historic Strawberry Hills Hotel has recently emerged from a six-million dollar renovation and the audio visual system was installed at the pub by Constant with sound systems provided by Jands.
Constant chose a range of JBL speakers and Crown amplifiers including surface mount JBL Control 25’s along with JBL SB-210 and JBL ASB-6115 subs, which were discreetly integrated into the walls and cabinetry for aesthetic reasons.
Twenty-two JBL-8124 in-ceiling speakers provide background music in the toilets and hallways, along with the TAB area.
Con Constantinou, Director of Constant Group prefers to use JBL speakers because they always deliver quality and range with Jands providing the back-up.
BSS London signal processing has been installed including BLU-10 and BLU-8 wall controllers that give staff control of the audio systems from behind the bars.
The easy-to-install and operate controllers enable the staff to conveniently choose input sources or zones and adjust volume.
Programmed to meet council requirements on noise restrictions, the wall controllers are also programmed with a maximum dB level in order to eliminate the possibility of staff turning the system up too loud, causing damage to speakers.
The hotel has been divided into seven audio zones: Public Bar, Gaming Indoor, Gaming Outdoor, TAB, Dining Area, Courtyard and Toilets.
Each zone has its own audio source and volume level regardless of the setting in other zones. Each bar also has i-Pod integration with user-friendly plug-and-play operation.
All speakers are powered from Crown amplifiers and all processing is done by a BSS BLU-160 Digital Signal Processor.
A Soundcraft FX16ii mixer has been installed into cabinetry on a custom slide-away draw for storage when not in use.
When required for a live performance, the cabinet is simply unlocked and the mixer slides out into position allowing the sound engineer to pull up a seat and get to work. Shure microphones have also been supplied for the venue.
JBL portable EON speakers and subs were chosen because they maximise floor space and can be stored away when not in use.
The portable sound equipment allows easy conversion of the dining area into a live performance area when required.
All cabling for the live performance system was installed during the construction stage reducing the amount of visible cabling.
A Jands stage box was integrated into the wall and concealed with a hatch matching the wall with the other end connecting directly to the concealed Soundcraft mixer.
The DJ system comprising of Stanton CD deck and mixer is in a portable road case ready to move in and out as required, again providing maximum floor space when not in use.