NORTHRIDGE, California – To accommodate a broad variety of events in the newly renovated atrium at Mount
Saint Mary College, located in Newburgh, New York, Audio-Video Corporation of Albany installed a new sound
system featuring HARMAN’s JBL CBT Series column loudspeakers and JBL Control® Contractor ceiling speakers.
The atrium, which caters to various events at the college including dinner functions, presentations, movies and
more, needed an integrated audio/video system to eliminate the hassle of running wires and setting up speakers
every time a function was to be hosted.
To do so, Marc Happes, Application Engineer at Audio-Video Corporation, installed five JBL CBT 50LA-1 column
speakers along the front wall of the building, with four Control 24CT ceiling speakers under the overhang of the
balcony for reinforcement. On the second floor, which is used as an overflow area for additional seating, four
Control 24CT Micro ceiling speakers were installed as well.
The narrow and vertical coverage angle of the CBT’s proved to be perfect, while the thin compact design allowed
them to blend into the wall without a distraction. “We avoided any architectural problems and were able to direct the
speakers to project even coverage throughout the entire room,” Happes stated. “Trying to fill the large space with
even coverage for the type of applications they are running without
feedback was a challenge, but the CBT’s were the perfect solution.”
Happes and his team selected the Control 24CT and Control 24CT
Micro ceiling speakers, as they have become a standard for Audio-
Video Corporation. “Their coverage pattern and frequency response is
the best out there for this application. The Micros, with their short back
cans, were a blessing as there was not much space above the ceiling
to mount the speakers on the second floor,” Happes explained.
Audio-Video Corporation has been a HARMAN dealer for many years,
and deploys HARMAN products whenever possible. “HARMAN has
everything we need to build complete systems,” Happes continued.
“The support has always been great and the products are bulletproof
out of the box. It’s great to have a company we can rely on.”
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