Xebex installs JBL surround speakers at TOHO Cinemas Hibiya

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Xebex, Inc. recently installed a JBL by Harman cinema audio system at Tokyo’s TOHO Cinemas Hibiya.

With 13 screens and more than 2,800 seats, TOHO Cinemas Hibiya is the first cinema complex in the Ginza/Hibiya area. Xebex selected JBL Professional 9350 sculpted surround speakers for their superior coverage.

“We required a system that would provide exceptional surround sound and ensure an immersive audio experience from any seat in the theatre,” said Shunichi Kobayashi, Director at TOHO Cinemas Ltd. “Customers tend to prefer the back seats when purchasing movie tickets, so it’s essential that moviegoers in the back of the room experience the same premium sound quality as those in the front. The JBL 9350 cinema surround speakers installed by Xebex deliver excellent fidelity and coverage.”  

Featuring a passive crossover network, waveguide technologies and line array techniques, the JBL 9350 speakers enabled Xebex to adjust the coverage to each theatre’s acoustic needs. Each loudspeaker generates a sculpted side or rear pattern which can be adjusted with the flick of a switch. The 9350 further enhances coverage by configurable vertical and horizontal coverage angles based on whether the surround is located on the rear or side walls.

“It’s a privilege to be associated with TOHO Cinemas and provide a fully immersive audio experience to moviegoers at TOHO Cinemas Hibiya,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP and general manager, Harman Professional Solutions, APAC. “We thank Xebex providing excellent customer service to TOHO Cinemas, and for trusting Harman solutions to deliver the precision and power required to exceed their client’s expectations.”