Commercial audio designers and consultants have many choices when selecting the right manufacturer, product and solution to fulfill the unique requirements of each client’s particular installed audio application. The JBL Control Contactor Series was developed specifically to target these users with purpose-built ceiling, pendant, in-wall, on-wall and landscape speakers and subwoofers.
Control Contractor products are often cited as go-to solutions for these applications because of their combination of powerful, compact systems that offer uncompromising fidelity in rugged, discreet enclosures built to withstand heavy, continuous use. Pro drivers and advanced crossover networks provide smooth response and consistent coverage at any output level. And, with a broad range of dispersion patterns, designers can focus tightly or build facility-spanning systems with fewer speakers.
From tens of thousands of Control Contractor installs across the globe, we’ve hand-picked eight of the most intriguing that span a range of vertical needs and client requirements to illustrate several of the many ways these products are trusted to deliver legendary fidelity, reliability and ease of installation.
PARK HYATT BANGKOK INSTALLS SOUND SYSTEM THAT’S HEARD, NOT SEEN – THAILAND
The Park Hyatt Bangkok hotel is a 36-story complex with guest rooms, restaurants and bars. JBL Control Contractor in-ceiling loudspeakers were used throughout the facility to deliver maximum clarity and coverage without interfering with the building’s aesthetics. “HARMAN offers next-generation audio solutions that add to the distinct guest experience at the Hyatt,” a hotel spokesperson said. “The versatility of HARMAN’s solutions provide high-impact sound reinforcement for entertainment events, as well as meetings or conventions.”
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- JBL Control 14C/T and 16C/T In-Ceiling Speakers
- JBL Control 328C Ceiling Speakers
LONDON’S COAL DROPS YARD AMPLIFIES WITH VERSATILE DISTRIBUTED SOUND – UNITED KINGDOM
London’s Coal Drops Yard has been transformed into a bustling retail center. Integrator RG Jones equipped the complex with a complete system featuring JBL loudspeakers for both background music and in-fill for events and concert applications. “It was very important to be able to control the dispersion of the sound,” said Jon Berry, Sales and Installations Director, RG Jones. “The moment we switched the system on, it just lifted the space… It was able to target relatively loud music to a very specific area, so as not to disturb others in the space,” said David Tod, Events and Enlivenment Manager, King’s Cross.
GURAGON RYU BAR PAIRS PAN-ASIAN CUISINE WITH PANORAMIC SOUND – INDIA
To ensure equally immersive sound throughout RYU bar, AM Integrated Solutions and GRS AV Solutions outfitted the main venue space with JBL loudspeakers and subwoofers and an array of JBL Control indoor/outdoor speakers. “RYU was a uniquely challenging project for us, in terms of finding ways around the venue’s low height limitations while meeting the client’s vision of a bar that transforms into a nightclub in the evening,” said Aashish Mahindru, Consultant, AM Integrated Solutions.
SEOUL VANS BRAND STORE STEPS UP TO SUPERIOR SOUND – SOUTH KOREA
To provide balanced audio coverage for background music and special events, Seoul’s TechDataPS Co., Ltd. deployed JBL pendant speakers, in-ceiling speakers and architectural speakers throughout the store. “For projects like VANS Brand Showcase Store Gangnam, elevating the audio-visual experiences of visitors can be game-changing,” said HARMAN’s Ramesh Jayaraman. “It will certainly create the right atmosphere, entertaining people and encouraging them to shop.”
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- JBL Control 60 Series Pendant Speakers
- JBL Control 16 C/T In-Ceiling Speakers
- JBL Control CRV Architectural Speakers
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY ENHANCES ENGAGEMENT IN CAMPUS EXPANSION – USA
Texas A&M University’s Learning Classroom Building (ILCB) called for a sophisticated, facility-wide networked AV system. Consultants Avinext and Shalleck Collaborative outfitted the spaces. “We used JBL loudspeakers throughout,” said Ian Hunter, Principal and AV Consultant, Shalleck Collaborative. “JBL’s wide range of form factors and coverage patterns gave us flexibility in placement, and the speakers’ Radiation Boundary Integrator technology delivers a very even sound field.”
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- JBL Control 29AV-1 Indoor/Outdoor Speakers
- JBL Control 67 HC/T Pendant Speakers
- JBL Control Series 47HC High Ceiling Speakers
PARKLANE HOTEL IMMERSES GUESTS IN SOUND, INDOORS AND OUT – CYPRUS
The Parklane Hotel hired ALA Equipment Company to overhaul its key facilities. ALA met the challenge by designing a complete HARMAN audio system. In addition to VTX, VRX and VerTec line arrays for the performance spaces, ALA installed more than 2,000 JBL Control Contractor loudspeakers and subwoofers to give a consistent sound throughout the hotel. “This installation has really put Cyprus on the map,” said Theofilos Lakkas, Food and Beverage Director, Parklane Hotel. “Technology-wise, it ranks alongside hotels in Las Vegas.”
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- JBL Control 25 and SB2210 Surface-Mount Loudspeakers
- JBL Control 47HC High Ceiling Speakers
- JBL Control 24C, 26C and 19CS In-Ceiling Speakers
- JBL Control 126W and 128W In-Wall Speakers
- JBL Control 80 Series Landscape Loudspeakers
AUCKLAND ZOO ELEPHANT HOUSE GETS SIGNATURE SOUND – NEW ZEALAND
When the Auckland Zoo converted an elephant enclosure, it hired AV integration company Skopik to design and install a multi-zone audio system. Skopik specified a HARMAN system featuring JBL loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers to achieve balanced sound quality and broad, consistent coverage inside the building. “We selected the JBL Control Contractor series and all-weather outdoor speakers because the audio quality and coverage is pristine. This ensured that the best type of speaker was utilized in each location,” said Jeff Sundrum, AV Service and Installations Manager, Skopik.
NAM NGHI RESORT: A CRYSTAL-CLEAR APPROACH TO SEASIDE SOUND – VIETNAM
Nam Nghi Resort is a posh outdoor eating, drinking and dancing venue. In an effort to turn Rock Island Club into an international party destination, management hired Ba Sao Audio to design and install a complete HARMAN system. “Club and DJ events require a comprehensive range of high-quality audio products that provide exquisite sound quality,” said Nguyen Khac Anh, CEO, Ba Sao Investment. “The HARMAN solutions work perfectly for the venue, and the system allows the guests to enjoy crystal-clear music, not only onstage, but in the entire building.”
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