Demonstrating the weather durability and output capability of JBL Professionalâ€™s Precision Directivity (PD) Series and Application Engineered (AE) Series loudspeakers, systems integrator C.V. Lloyde Music Center utilized WRX weather resistant versions of these speakers in a new scoreboard loudspeaker system at the University of Illinois Memorial Stadium. Home to the University of Illinois football team, Memorial Stadium now holds more than 65,000 fans after renovations over the past few years.
With the goal of providing a high-impact loudspeaker system to augment the existing sound system, C.V. Lloyde Music Center chose JBL loudspeakers for their weather-resistant durability and sonic accuracy. â€œWe have used JBL loudspeakers for more than 12 years and have always been impressed with their weatherproofing,â€? said C.V. Lloyde. â€œThe loudspeakers also needed to be aesthetically discreet and not visually interfere with the scoreboard itself. Plus, I felt comfortable installing JBL speakers above the main scoreboard at Memorial Stadium, which is such a vulnerable position because of the weather.â€?
To that end, C.V. Lloyde Music Center installed two JBL PD5200/43-WRX loudspeakers (one on each side of the scoreboard), two PD5200/95-WRX loudspeakers, and three AM6212/64-WRX loudspeakers across the front of the scoreboard, mounted to the roof. All loudspeakers are located above the new scoreboard, which measures 60 x 10 feet in size.
â€œI have been a JBL dealer since 1969, and JBL is like family to me,â€? Lloyde said. â€œI always have a lot of confidence in their loudspeakers, whether itâ€™s a church, a sports facility or a performance space. Our installation of JBL PD Series and AE Series loudspeakers at Memorial Stadium is a great example of JBLâ€™s ability to provide loudspeakers that work harmoniously across product lines.â€?
â€œAs more stadiums are undergoing renovations and upgrades to their physical structures as well as their communication technology, system integrators are adopting a JBL solution,â€? said Jon Sager, Director of Market Development, Installed Sound for JBL Professional. â€œThe installation of JBL PD and AE Series loudspeakers at the University of Illinois not only demonstrates C.V. Lloydeâ€™s professional expertise, but also exemplifies the worldwide recognition of JBLâ€™s ability to provide clear, powerful and easy-to-install loudspeaker systems for these applications. Whether it be a complete loudspeaker system or a few additional loudspeakers to improve coverage in newly renovated or added spaces JBL has a solution.â€?
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