Erindale Theatre Increases Production Value With JBL Professional Line Array Systems

Due for a complete audio overhaul, the Erindale Theatre recently collaborated with CMI to outfit its facility with JBL Professional BRX300 line array systems for pristine sound, broad coverage and easy setup and reconfiguration.

With 443 seats, the Erindale Theatre is the largest theater space south of the Canberra central business district. Featuring a full fly rigging system for set changes, an acoustically optimized orchestra pit and advanced AV and lighting equipment, the multi-purpose space can accommodate a wide range of functions from theatrical productions and concerts to large corporate seminars and community group presentations. To ensure a high-quality audio experience, Erindale Theatre needed a modern sound reinforcement system. CMI selected the JBL BRX300 modular line array system for its excellent sound quality and coverage in a compact, easy-to-use form factor.

According to CMI staff, the variety of performances and events held at the theater dictated that the new audio system needed to be compact, easily manageable and provide the highest-quality sound. They reported that the JBL BRX300 modular line array system met all of the requirements, deploying in minutes and providing optimal sound throughout the venue.

The JBL BRX300 system consists of four BRX308-LA line array elements and one BRX325SP powered subwoofer. The BRX308-LA line array elements feature dual 8-inch low-frequency drivers and 3-inch titanium compression drivers for crystal-clear sound from 80 Hz to 20 kHz with 110-degree horizontal coverage. The BRX325 sports dual 15-inch woofers for powerful low-frequency output up to 136 dB. Built-in DSP includes crossover management, EQ, limiting, correction filters, phase-corrected processing and driver-protection circuitry. An integrated six-channel amplifier provides 1,000 watts of power to the subwoofer and up to four line array elements.

In addition to providing clear, powerful sound with broad coverages, the JBL BRX300 system provides unmatched versatility, easy setup and flexible configuration. The line array units can be stacked on top of the subwoofer, pole-mounted with the optional BRX308-PM pole accessory or flown using the BRX308-AF array frame. The BRX308-ACC transporter kit includes a rolling cart that can hold up to four BRX308-LA line array elements, as well as a set of water-resistant protective padded covers to keep the loudspeakers and subwoofer safe during transit.

A spokesperson for the Erindale Theatre said that as a center for both local community groups and theatrical productions, they required an advanced yet easy-to-use audio system capable of consistent, impactful sound. They added that they were delighted that the compact JBL BRX300 system integrated seamlessly into their setup and can be operated by their in-house staff effortlessly.

“Given the aesthetics of Erindale Community Theatre and versatility of events, the need for exemplary audio systems is paramount,” said G Amar Subash, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We would like to thank our partner CMI for their superior technical expertise and dedicated customer service during the installation.”