Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Resort Boasts World-Class Audio With HARMAN JBL Control® Contractor Series Loudspeakers

 
 
NORTHRIDGE, California – The newly completed Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore is monumental in size and scope – it is the world’s most expensive standalone casino property and includes a 2,561-room hotel, a convention and exhibition center, a museum, shops, restaurants and a casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. Marina Bay Sands’ distributed-audio background music system is equally impressive, with more than 6,000 HARMAN JBL Control® Contractor Series loudspeakers installed throughout the resort, along with more than 100 Crown amplifiers, 75 BSS Audio processors and hundreds of miles of cable.

The audio system uses a variety of JBL Control Series loudspeakers including the Control 47C/T and 47LP mediumformat ceiling speakers, 26CT small-format ceiling speakers and 328C large-format ceiling speakers, 126WT in-wall speakers, 28T and 25AV indoor/outdoor speakers, CRV wall-mount speakers and JBL CBT 50LA column speakers. The system was designed and installed by Singapore-based contractor Electronics & Engineering Pte Ltd. (E&E) under the leadership of managing director Ronald Goh and system designer Gary Goh.

The deadlines to complete the Marina Bay Sands Resort were extremely tight. To facilitate the sound system installation, E&E prepared and tested much of the loudspeakers, hardware racks and cable lengths off-site before bringing the gear to the resort, which became the largest construction site to ever be undertaken in Singapore.

The speakers were installed using mounting hardware that was custom made by E&E, along with custom grilles that were painted in a wide variety of colors, to match the décor of a particular location and ensure that the speakers blended invisibly with their environment.

The various JBL Control Series models were chosen for their suitability to a particular installation application. The Control 47C/T 6.5-inch in-ceiling speaker provides extended bass, along with a wide 120-degree coverage area that allows fewer speakers to cover a larger space, with an even tonal balance on- and off-axis. Because of their shallower depth, the Control 26CT and Control 47LP 6.5-inch inceiling models were used in areas with less available mounting depth.

A number of JBL Control CBT 50LA column speakers were used in the hotel atrium. The CBT 50LA’s sleek, slim-profile design enables it to blend it with its surroundings, while its Constant Beamwidth Technology overcomes the limitations of traditional column design (narrower coverage at higher frequencies) by maintaining a specific coverage over a very wide bandwidth, with consistent frequency response at every distance as well as on- and off-axis.

For more information on Electronics and Engineering Pte Ltd., please visit http://www.enepl.com.sg.

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