HARMAN Professional Solutions recently partnered with Prestige Group and MadisonAV to outfit the new Cali Beach Club in Gold Coast, Australia with sound reinforcement systems utilizing JBL Professional, Crown Audio and BSS components that serve several locations throughout the Ibiza-inspired venue’s pools, open-air spaces, outdoor deck areas and cabanas.
“Cali Beach is the first of its kind,” says Matthew Keegan, partner, Artesian Hospitality. “It offers multiple restaurant options, a beach volleyball court, an outdoor cinema and more. The club has neighbors right next door, and there are no walls or roofs to assist in managing noise levels. We needed a sound system that would mitigate unwanted dispersion while maximizing the quality of the sound within the venue. We’ve been very happy with the JBL system. It’s been an extremely smooth experience working with both Prestige and MadisonAV. They faced a challenging task, and we’re very happy with the results.”
Prestige Group and MadisonAV designed an open-air audio system that includes 80 loudspeakers, including many in nearfield positions to minimize spill outside the venue. In addition, the team outfitted the outdoor cinema and main DJ area with left and right arrays of JBL CBT70J-1 and 70JE-1 column loudspeakers designed to deliver high output levels with pattern control joined by weather-resistant AWC15LF loudspeakers below the screen in the cinema area and on a circular truss in the DJ area. Additionally, the team included AWC82 loudspeakers as rear fills in the DJ area to deliver excellent clarity for speech and music.
Meanwhile, JBL AWC62 full-range loudspeakers cover the cabanas while JBL AWC82 all-weather loudspeakers occupy the bars and booths. In the pool area, JBL-CBT-1000 loudspeakers provide asymmetrical vertical coverage. Crown CDi Series amplifiers with BSS signal processors with BLU Link networking drive all loudspeakers.
“The three most crucial goals were weatherproofing, achieving tight pattern control and making it sound great—given that we’re right next to the beach,” notes Nathan Wright, general manager, Prestige Group. “JBL ticked all the boxes. JBL’s weatherproof speakers have the right SPL specifications for the project, including the speaker dimensions, dispersion characteristics and frequency responses that we needed. We used a combination of CBT column speakers and AWC full-range coaxial speakers. They worked seamlessly to create the right audio experience for everyone.”