Singapore (July 1, 2011)–The Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore uses more than 6,000 JBL Control Contractor Series installed throughout the facility. A distributed-audio background music system uses the 6,000 loudspeakers, along with more than 100 Crown amplifiers, 75 BSS Audio processors and hundreds of miles of cable.
The resort is monumental in size and scope–it claims to be 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.
The audio system uses a variety of JBL Control Series loudspeakers including the Control 47C/T and 47LP medium-format 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 speakers were installed using custom mounting hardware and 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.
“One of the biggest selling points of the JBL loudspeakers for Marina Bay Sands was the wider dispersion and smoother off-axis roll-off,” said Rodney Houston, regional sales director, Asia, Harman Professional. “This actually enabled the Sands to use less ceiling speakers in the system, thereby reducing the overall cost without compromising the sound.”