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Harman distributed sound system selected for Novotel NZ project

Duncan Proctor 25 May 2016
Harman distributed sound system selected for Novotel NZ project

An integrated Harman audio system has been chosen to provide premium sound quality, coverage and zone control at the Novotel New Plymouth Hobson hotel in New Zealand’s Taranaki region.

Local integrators TSH Audio & Video worked closely with Jands, Harman’s New Zealand distributor, on the audio design of the project specifying JBL loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers and dbx signal processing.

The hotel’s distributed sound system is controlled with a dbx by Harman ZonePRO 1261m digital zone processor and managed by several ZonePRO Ethernet controllers throughout the venue.

“ZonePRO is a rock solid platform and is really easy to program,” said Daniel Evans, senior technician at TSH Audio & Video. “Working with the Ethernet controllers makes it so easy to install and manage.”

The JBL loudspeakers selected for the install include the new JBL Control 31 loudspeakers, from the JBL Control Contractor Series, installed in the conference room. JBL Control 24CT-M ceiling loudspeakers with wide 150° coverage were installed throughout the venue for background music, including inside the gymnasium. In addition, JBL Control 25T loudspeakers were installed to provide music for the outdoor deck/dining area. The audio system is powered by Crown DCi 2|300 and Crown DCi 4|300 multichannel amplifiers.

“TSH was very pleased to be involved with the construction of this iconic New Plymouth project and to be working with Jands to specify a high quality audio system,” said Evans. “Jands provided us with quick turnaround on design changes and the Harman vast toolbox of products came in handy when we had to come in under budget.”

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