|JBL LOUDSPEAKERS EMPLOYED FOR THE TREE OF PROSPERITY ATTRACTION AT THE WYNN MACAU HOTEL AND CASINO
NORTHRIDGE, California – An invigorating show of both serenity and extravagance, the Tree of Prosperity
attraction at the Wynn Macau resort hotel and casino in Macau, China is an award-winning, multi-sensory
experience. Joel J. Gread Associates, Inc. (JJGA) served on the show design team as the audio/video/control
(AVC) engineering consultant. Conceived to excite resort guests with a show of theatrical excellence, the Tree
of Prosperity’s sound system features a variety of JBL loudspeakers. Electrosonic Systems, Inc. (ESI) installed
the AVC system, supporting the project out of its Burbank, California and Hong Kong offices.
The Tree of Prosperity show features spectacular movement of kinetic sculptures, video, lighting and dynamic
music. The Wynn’s atrium, where guests first arrive on their visit to the resort, depicts Chinese and Western
astrological symbols on upper and lower domes. The show begins with thunderous music as the upper dome
opens, revealing an abstract light show on a massive video screen above. The screen soon splits in the middle
as a huge crystal chandelier descends. The lower dome then opens as a 38-foot tree ascends from below. The
stunning Tree of Prosperity’s 60 limbs have 2,000 branches and 98,000 leaves made of 24k gold and brass
leaf. Audiences are amazed and thrilled throughout the presentation.
Originally, the Tree of Prosperity show had no existing sound design concept other than a generic single pointsource
track used for preliminary visual concept presentations. When JJGA designed the audio system, with
input from JBL Professional, principal engineer Joel Gread specified a configuration of eight AM6340/64 fullrange
loudspeakers, recessed above the outer atrium ceiling. An additional eight ASB6118 subwoofers are colocated
with the AM6340’s, while four AC2212/64 full-range loudspeakers are aimed virtually straight down from
high above the audience, providing aural effects associated with the
crystal chandelier. Lastly, there are four Control 29AV’s playing audio
from the rotating base of the golden prosperity tree.
The eight AM6340/64 loudspeaker systems each have discrete audio
sources and amplification, configured as four alternating left-right
stereo pairs. Sound effects such as a sweeping wind effect are
sequenced during the show at appropriate moments. Powering the
loudspeaker systems are Crown CTs series amplifiers, each with an
IQ Network DSP-based programmable input processor. There are five
CTs 600, nine CTs 2000, and five CTs 3000 amplifiers, all with IQ-PIPUSP2/
CN. For Macau, Crown provided amps in 220V versions.
The Tree of Prosperity attraction was so successful that the show and
its team members recently earned a Thea (Themed Entertainment
Association) Award for Outstanding Achievement for the project. "The
Thea Award signifies that our contributions have been recognized by
our peers, and that's rather nice," Gread said. "It was particularly nice
working with pros like those at JBL, and I look forward to our next
opportunity to collaborate."
JBL is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com). Harman International Industries, Incorporated designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. Harman International maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and employs more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Pictured, from left: Paul Bauman, JBL; Bryan Olson and Mark Dittmar, Firehouse Productions; and Brian Divine, Crown Audio. Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NYSE: HAR."
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