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Pacific Soundwaves Installs JBL ScreenArray Cinema Loudspeakers

Post-production company Pacific Soundwaves has outfitted its feature film mix stage in Burbank, Calif. with JBL ScreenArray loudspeakers. The stage is part of a new 11,000-square-foot facility in Burbank, an addition to Pacific Soundwaves’ existing facility in Santa Monica. The stage has been used for mixing features including CBS’ Time Bomb, Disney’s The Cheetah Girls 2 and the new NBC series Windfall.

The Dolby-tuned feature film mix stage uses JBL 3632 ScreenArray systems for mid and high frequencies, coupled with JBL 5641 single 15-inch loudspeakers for the low-frequency sections. The LFE channel is the 18-inch JBL 4645C subwoofer, and the surrounds consist of six JBL 8340A’s.

“The Burbank facility has several ADR stages and a Foley stage,” says Pacific Soundwaves owner Stephen Clark. “The company grew based on promos and sitcoms, but we’ve broken into long-format mixing.

“When building a theatrical room, you want it to translate as well as possible,” Clark continues. “JBL ScreenArray loudspeakers are in theaters all over the world, so they were the first to come to mind.”

Since the completion of the Burbank facility, the new feature film mix room has already received rave reviews. “Veteran mixers are calling it one of the best rooms they’ve ever heard,” Clark added. “It truly sounds amazing, and we can trust that this sound will be reproduced in theaters worldwide.”

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