The Jbn Sound Ceiling
A sound experience should provide uncompromised quality and clarity for guests, protect the local environment, and it should enhance and compliment the architectural design of a venue. Our revolutionary speaker system, the Jbn Sound Ceiling does this and more.
What is it?
The Jbn Sound Ceiling® is a modular based speaker system designed to provide high quality sound in designated zones whilst leaving the adjacent areas free from excessive noise. The system is made up of a series of specifically designed speaker panels, consisting of up to 9 speakers assembled on each panel. Installed in flooring, suspended from the ceiling or installed as a wall, the system is designed to suit the application and its surroundings.
Compared to conventional speaker systems, the Jbn Sound Ceiling can achieve significant sound pressure reductions without the need for costly building renovations, sound barriers or walls. Upon installation indoor applications benefit from a 10dB reduction whilst outdoor installations normally achieve a significant 15dB reduction in sound levels.
How does it work?
The system uses Plane Wave Technology (PWT), as opposed to spherical waveforms that emanate from traditional sound speakers, to achieve astounding reductions in sound propagation and bass frequency transference. Each panel used in the system is carefully engineered to ensure the highest quality waveform runs perfectly in phase. Essentially, all the speakers work in unison to create one giant speaker. When combined and housed over a dedicated area, the system acts as a "waterfall", immersing the listener in high quality, full frequency sound. The unique audio directivity of the Jbn Sound Ceiling® makes it possible for music levels to increase under the ceiling whilst reducing the sound emanating from the venue itself. Patrons are able to dance under the ceiling immersed in music at levels around 110dB while only 3 meters away the sound reduces to a comfortable 95dB. This protects bar staff from excessive levels of music, and enables both patrons and bar staff alike to converse with ease. It also allows venue owners to create multi audio zones in open plan layouts, separating sports bars and entertainment while protecting dining areas and keeping with license regulations.
Whether the venue is indoors, outdoors, a rooftop bar, beer garden, nightclub, hotel or reception centre, using Jbn technology the Jbn Sound Ceiling has proven to be a guaranteed sound solution in a diverse array of situations.
In comparison to a conventional sound system where there is very little control over the distribution of sound, particularly the bass frequencies, the Jbn Sound Ceiling provides the ultimate solution to a universal problem faced by all entertainment venues.
What does it create?
As mentioned above the unique audio directivity of the Jbn Sound Ceiling® makes it possible for music levels to increase under the ceiling whilst reducing the sound emanating to surrounding areas. As pictured below, patrons are able to dance under the ceiling immersed in music at levels of 97dB while only 3 metres away the sound reduces to a comfortable 83dB. Demonstarting the system allows for a drop of 14-15dB in just 3 metres.
Fixed structure - 3 Types
LAB2 series comprises of nine, 6½ " dual cone drivers mounted on a 600mm square perforated plate. Minimum installation size starts at 9m2, however the ultimate size for optimal directivity is 23.04m2. Typical applications for this series include Sports bars, TABs, Function spaces, Marquees and Bars.
The LAB24 series comprises of two, 10" bass drivers for low frequency output and six, 6½ " dual cone drivers for mid to high frequency output. Minimum installation size is 23.04m2. Over this area 64 panels are installed (128 10" subs and 384 6½ " mid to high drivers). This minimum square area allows the low frequency directivity and ensures high quality sound performance. Typical applications for this series include large Bars, Hotels, Nightclubs, Casinos and Outdoor Resorts.
The LAB44 series comprises of 4, 10” bass drivers for low frequency output only. Minimum installation size is 23.04m2. Over this area 64 panels combining 256 sub speakers are installed. This system provides bass sound only and relies on a conventional speaker systems to provide mid and high frequency sound. Typical installations of this series include Nightclubs and Rave Festivals.
The LAB2P is the first of our portable systems. It combines four LAB 2 panels mounted into a prefabricated aluminium frame. Designed to be light weight and easy to install, the system is supplied prewired. This series is typically installed in Marquees, Exhibitions, and Function spaces.
What does it look like from above?