21 September 2010, Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Virginia Integrated Communications (VIcom), a leading systems integration corporation based in Virginia Beach, installed an expansive system of JBL loudspeakers in the newly constructed UDT-SEAL Association’s SEAL Heritage Center on the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in Norfolk, Virginia. The Center, which was financed through donations to the UDT-SEAL Association, is designed to honor those who have served in the elite naval organization with memorials and educational facilities, while serving as a retreat for soldiers and their families before, during and after deployments.
VIcom was tasked with installing a flexible and high-quality sound system in several rooms that would cater to multiple scenarios, ranging from movies to presentations and guest speakers. “We wanted to ensure everyone in the room would be able to sit down, relax and enjoy any event going on in the area,” said Avery Prindall, Manager of Audio/Visual Engineering, VIcom. “The JBL products work extremely well and people like them. The quality of the system allows us to install once and not worry about coming back to make any major changes.”
VIcom installed three arrays of three JBL VRX928LA loudspeakers each, as well as four JBL Control 30 surface-mount speakers and two JBL VRX915S subwoofers in the auditorium, along with BSS BLU-160 and BLU-120 processors and Crown DSI 2000 and DSI 4000 amplifiers. The system was configured with Harman HiQnet™ System Architect™. Additionally, VIcom installed JBL Control 26CT 2-way ceiling speakers in the conference room and JBL Control 28WH 2-way surface speakers in the activity room, with additional Crown 280A and DSI1000 amplifiers powering each room, respectively.
The UDT-SEAL Association’s new home includes a wide variety of room shapes and sizes, challenging Prindall to balance the sound equally throughout the 18,000-square-foot building. The VIcom team installed the JBL equipment to provide the ultimate sound experience, providing a strong support and entertainment center for those who protect the United States.
“JBL is a well-established name with a good reputation, so it was easy to choose the Control line for this installation,” stated Prindall. “We had good faith that this system would turn out well. It was one of those installations that you turn on and immediately enjoy.”
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