Tannoy loudspeakers and Lab.gruppen amplifiers have been installed throughout the JW Marriott hotel in Pune, India. Systems integration specialists Audio Visual was brought on board to find the right solution for the large-scale installation with designer and consultant Sachin Jain leading the project.
Jain commented: “The JW Marriott is one of the busiest hotels in Pune and the project meant coming up with a solution that would make a statement and redefine hospitality in the city. Not a lot of people give us the opportunity of using the right product, the right quantity – people want to save costs on various factors, but not this hotel.”
Speaking about installing the products, Jain continued: “Audio in this hotel is digital which is not very common in India – with these products, you can now route music from any floor to any floor, any source to any other place. You also have dynamic volumes controls in place in various zones which are then digitally attached to your central rack which is in a centralised location.”
On the choice of Tannoy, Jain noted: “Firstly, we were really impressed with Tannoy as a brand; the CMS series, the 501DC, the ICT series, the sound from these products was fantastic and that really impressed us. Although it was a premium brand and it meant spending more money, compromise was not an option.”
Over 400 Tannoy loudspeakers were used, mainly CMS Series complemented by Di and VX Series for extra reinforcement in the areas that required it.
Jain explained the choice of Lab.gruppen: “Because of the amplifiers’ small 2RU design, we could save a lot of space in the control room and this really helped us during the install phase. The products flexibility offers control of various gains and variable power on different channels – that is an added benefit because in hotels, you have three or four different loops and not each loop would require the same amount of power that runs into that. Lab.gruppen have been extremely flexible and helpful, and on hand 24/7 over the last three years to help us with any questions or problems, and that kind of back up support is invaluable on a project of this scale.”