Sound Division's recent installation at the Brunello Club at London's Baglioni Hotel in Kensington integrates Crown Xs Series amplifiers and other Harman Pro products.
London, UK - 18 November 2004 - Famed Italian hoteliers, the Baglioni Group have created an exclusive London location as their UK flagship. Harman Pro UK and authorized installers, The Sound Division Group collaborated to design and specify the premier sound system at their recently-launched luxury 5-Star Baglioni Hotel in Kensington. The hotel's Brunello club and bar area, used for private parties and functions and as a members club, is London's chic new evening haunt for those in the know.
 


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Fully aware that superior audio is a major contributor to the ambience of bar and club areas, the Baglioni Group wanted the very best quality in keeping with their brand identity. Following recommendations from high profile clients at top West End nightspots, Islington-based Sound Division specified Harman Pro products to Baglioni. Managing Director, David Graham, Sound Division is a strong advocate of the JBL brand, "Primarily because of the breadth and flexibility of their range, and its uniform quality and power" he explains. Turning to JBL's Control Contractor series to handle Brunello's requirements for background music,DJ evenings and occasional live situations, Graham complemented the JBL system with Crown and BSS products from the Harman brand portfolio for a fully integrated system solution.

Crown's innovative new Xs Series amplifiers drive the system, and were chosen for their robustness and performance. The Xs Series carries the Crown reputation for high quality at an affordable outlay. Housed in neat 2U chasses, the product combines classic and popular design principles with new features. Brunello selected the 2-channel Xs 500 and Xs 700 models.

Designing the system with input and advice from Harman Pro UK's Andy Duffield, Sound Division created a distributed JBL speaker system based around Control 28Fs and Control 29AVs and JBL SB-210 subs. Chosen for their aesthetics as well as their sound quality, the ergonomic shape and size of the Control Series enclosures blend unobtrusively into the Brunello's plush, tactile interior design, featuring silky break-up gauzes dividing it into a multitude of intimate areas with sumptuous velvet lounge chairs and sofas. Completing the installation is a state of the art DJ booth fitted to high industry standards and features.

ABOUT THE HARMAN PRO GROUP
Headquartered in Northridge, California, the Harman Pro Group is part of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (http://www.harman.com), a leading manufacturer of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and infotainment systems for the automotive, home and professional markets. The Company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol: HAR. Harman Pro Group companies include AKG, BSS, Crown International, dbx Professional, JBL Professional, Lexicon Pro, Soundcraft, and Studer. For dealership and distribution enquiries of AKG, Crown, dbx Professional, and JBL Professional products within the UK and Eire contact Harman Pro UK for further information.

ABOUT SOUND DIVISION
Sound Division provides specialist service to clients requiring professional audio, AV and lighting systems. Sound Division has earned itself a formidable reputation amongst London's prestigious bar, club, restaurant and hotel circuit for expertly specified systems installed on time and budget. Their list of clients includes the Albannach Bar in Trafalgar Square, Iniquity in London and Brighton, The Light Bar at St. Martin's Lane Hotel, The Sanderson Hotel's Long Bar, The Hilton Park Lane Zeta Bar, and installations for London restaurateurs including Rainer Becker's Roka in NoHo, and Moore & Barber's Shumi in St. James. Recently nominated for the BEDA award for their installation at London's Lonsdale House, The Sound Division Group is recognized as one of the premier providers of entertainment services and equipment within the London / M25 area.

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