The brand new 4.5 star Novotel New Plymouth Hobson opened at the end of 2015. This stylishly appointed hotel required an equally matched audio system to control the hotels many different zones and areas. TSH based in new New Plymouth worked closely with Jpro to finalise a design and was ultimately awarded the contract.
The distributed audio system throughout the main shared areas of the hotel is controlled by a dbx ZonePro1261M 12 x 6 zone processor. The ZonePro family of fixed architecture audio processors offer a high quality cost effective solution for commercial audio applications. The system is controlled by several ZonePro Ethernet controllers throughout the venue. Daniel Evans from TSH comments “ZonePro is a rock solid platform and is really easy to program and with Ethernet controllers it is easy to install.”
Several speakers from the vast array of JBL Installation loudspeaker range where chosen for this install including the new JBL Control 31 10” two-way high-output indoor-outdoor monitor speakers installed in the conference room. This latest addition to the Control Contractor range feature extremely smooth frequency response and extended bandwidth for high quality sound. JBL Control 24CT-M ceiling loudspeakers with wide 150° coverage are installed throughout the venue, including the gymnasium for background music and finally JBL Control25T 5.25” two-way high-output speakers on the outdoor deck/dining area.
Amplification is handled by Crown DCI2300 two channel amplifier and Crown DCI4300 multichannel amplifiers. DCi Series high performance installation amplifiers are designed, engineered and manufactured to the industry’s highest quality standards, and provide system integrators with a versatile, compact and highly energy-efficient amplifier.
Daniel comments “TSH was very pleased to be involved with the construction of this iconic New Plymouth and working with Jpro to specify a high quality audio system was a breeze. Jpro provided us with quick turnaround on design changes and the Harman vast “toolbox” of products came in handy when we had to come in under budget.”
The equipment was supplied, programmed and installed by TSH Audio and Video
System design by Jpro
About TSH Audio and Video (Formerly Taranaki Sound Hire): TSH has been installing innovative AV systems and supplying technical hire services to the Taranaki community for more than 40 years.
About Jpro: Established in 1988, Jpro is a specialist distributor of world leading audiobrands in New Zealand. Jpro Ltd proudly represents the Harman Pro Brands including JBL, AKG, Crown, BSS, HiQnet, dbx, Lexicon Soundcraft, Studer and Ampetronic Hearing Assist / Induction Loop products.