Popular karaoke (KTV) club uses JBL KP Series speakers to provide guests with deep, punchy bass and vocal clarity
HEBEI, China—Amid a period of intense economic development in the newly established Xiong’an District of Hebei, China, Good Sound KTV, one the province’s most popular karaoke clubs, is experiencing a boom in business. Described as elegant and luxurious, the club features classical European décor, a full service oxygen bar and a complete HARMAN audio solution implemented by Beijing Zhongzhi Express Electronic Technology, Co., Ltd. Guests can reserve one of 35 rooms at Good Sound KTV and sing karaoke with friends and colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere.
“The owners wanted each room to have a sound system that could deliver full-range, high-impact sound, without being uncomfortably loud,” said Zhu Yi, Beijing Zhongzhi Express. “Powerful bass, full midrange and smooth treble at high sound pressure levels are necessary for the guests to feel immersed in the song they are singing, but there’s a fine line and crossing it can result in listener fatigue. The JBL KP Series of loudspeakers, designed with the KTV market in mind, are very easy on the ears in close-up monitoring situations. They were our first choice in this application.”
Twently of the rooms at Good Sound KTV are outfitted with JBL KP4012 loudspeakers, while the remaining 15 rooms are equipped with JBL KP2012 loudspeakers. Both models are specially designed for the karaoke and club sound market, and can handle up to 350 watts. Featuring JBL’s patented neodymium compression driver and high efficiency woofer, the JBL KP4000 Series and KP2000 speakers provide a wide dynamic range and robust frequency response that is optimized for reproducing the human voice. Bass performance is more than adequate to cover a small room without an external sub. Each set of speakers is powered by Crown amplifiers, known for reliable performance under extreme usage.
“Before we began installation, the owners were concerned that each room would lack a proper bass response without external subs,” said Zhu. “After we demonstrated the impressive range of the JBL KP Series speakers, they were very satisfied by the sound quality. The speaker enclosures are treated with wear-resistant paint and dust-proof grilles, protecting the speakers from spilled drinks and damage from guests. This ensures that they’ll stand the test of time, giving the perfect karaoke experience to guests for years to come.”