High rollin’: JBL in Control at Aliante Station26 May 2009
Owned by Station Casinos, Aliante Station incorporates a 200-room hotel, six restaurants and a gaming area with 2,000 slot and video poker games, more than 40 table games, a poker room and other features.
Station Casinos has a long-standing relationship with Kelley Technologies, which was required to balance the need for “crystal-clear, atmospheric sound while simultaneously making sure the audio equipment maintained a low profile,” as project manager H Waldman explained.
Encompassing the casino and hotel, the resulting system features a total of 754 Control 227CT medium-format, in-ceiling loudspeakers, 983 Control 25T surface-mount loudspeakers, and 232 Control 28T-60 surface mount loudspeakers. Crown CTs amplifiers power the system, which also includes processing from BSS Audio BLU 32 and BLU 80 components.
Rick Kamlet, senior director, commercial installed sound at JBL Professional, told II: “The Control 200 Series speakers were designed for applications where superior musical impact, voice clarity and high sound levels are required. The project at Aliante Station exemplifies how the wide coverage reduces overall system cost without sacrificing sound quality by enabling fewer speakers to cover a larger area, while the best-in-class pattern control ensures that everyone within the listening area hears the same high quality mix of sound.”
JBL Control speakers were also recently installed in the concourse of the new Westfield London Shopping Complex. To read II’s coverage of that project, click here.