Leading Australian distributor of sound and lighting equipment, Jands supplied a quality JBL audio solution for installation at the newly opened Hurricanes Grill Brighton Le Sands.
Overlooking the beach, the Hurricanes Grill is the flagship restaurant of the Hurricanes group.
When discussing a suitable audio solution for the expansive venue, General Manager Steve Sidd wanted great sound that was also affordable. Con Constantinou, managing director of Constant Technology Pty Ltd recommended a quality JBL audio solution that fit into the client’s budget.
The client didn't want the speakers to be visible; Con therefore had to find speakers that would fit in with the design of the venue, while still delivering quality sound and sound distribution throughout the restaurant.
The venue is divided into six audio zones including the entry, bar, dining, verandah, tapas area and toilets. Each zone is powered by a range of Crown amplifiers while a BSS BLU-100 networked signal processor is used for control. Instead of using the BSS wall controllers, the BSS software was customised and loaded to the computers so that the restaurant could control all the zones, inputs and volume from every point of sale terminal and manager’s PC.
Six black JBL Control 47LP ceiling speakers take care of the entry zone while the main bar area utilises four JBL Control 52 speakers plus a sub-woofer. The JBL Control 52 speakers have been mounted on the recessed strip ceiling, facing down.
The dining zone is serviced by seven JBL Control 47LP ceiling speakers as well as a couple of JBL Control 40CST ceiling sub woofers.
The verandah houses six JBL Control 25AV surface mount speakers with Weathermax stainless steel grilles providing an IP5 weather rating as they directly face the beach and ocean.
The tapas area has two JBL Control 47LP ceiling speakers, two JBL Control 25AV surface mount speakers and a JBL Control 40CST ceiling sub-woofer.
A couple of JBL8128 8" ceiling speakers in quick fit frames with grilles take care of the toilet zone.
The client is extremely happy with the sound distribution in the venue and the functionality of the BSS.