Jands assisted the TTE Group in the design and installation of an audio visual system as part of the extensive fitout of a restaurant and bar in the Sydney CBD.

Bergstrom Architects recently completed the fitout of an existing tavern for JDA Hotels, resulting in the launch of a new restaurant and bar, Noble Canteen & Cocktails and 50 Kings.

The client and Bergstrom Architects requested a system that would produce an even coverage of sound with enough headroom to maintain a good vibe for daily trade through to special events and functions. It was also important that the system was not visually intrusive.

Upon receiving his brief Tim Teasdale, managing director of TTE Group, immediately contacted Rod McKinnon and the team at Jands to assist him in providing the best solution. Having done many installations with JBL products, with the client also being familiar with the product, they were both comfortable to use JBL again.

They decided that nine JBL AC18 speakers and a couple of JBL ASB 6112 subs would be ideal for the main area of the main bar, with the power-to-size ratio of these models perfect for the venue.

Tim explained that the JBL AC18 boxes were just the right size and look for the job while providing enough coverage and level for the room. The small and discreet JBL ASB 6112 subs were easy to conceal within the joinery behind decorative grilles.

The banquet seating was covered by four JBL Control 25AV with a further two JBL Control 25AV, two Control 47LP and a JBL Control 65P/T taking care of the entry and stairs.

Other areas have also been fitted with Control 25AV and 29AV surface mount boxes as well as ten JBL CSS8008 ceiling speakers. All speakers are powered by Crown XTi and XLS amplifiers.

Audio processing for the site is handled by a BSS Soundweb London BLU-100 with a BSS BLU-BIB and BLU-BOB to expand the inputs and outputs for other areas of the restaurant.

Control of the AV system is by AMX, with access to audio, video and lighting functions from two easy-to-use touch panels within the venue.