NORTHRIDGE, California – Physician's Quality Care in Jackson, Tennessee, a completely new kind of walk-in medical clinic is provided to patients giving them a one-of-a-kind non-medical experience. With audio components from JBL and Crown audio systems integration firm Internally Sound has designed a system that establishes a more hospitable environment for patrons.
The facility features a waiting room structured with a 26-seat movie theater. JBL's Screen Array 4622 cinema loudspeakers, Cinema Series 4641 subwoofers, and 8340A Surround high power cinema surround systems, in addition to Crown's DSI 2000 amplifiers for 4622's and 4641's, and Crown's DSI 1000 amplifiers for surround systems play starring roles in this room.
“The doctors wanted people to come to their office and have an enjoyable experience versus a dreaded one,” said Phil Jenkins, president of Internally Sound.
At Physician's Quality Care, the experience doesn't end in the waiting room. Internally Sound integrated a JBL Control 26C ceiling speaker system throughout the lobby, halls, vending areas, and restrooms. Crown CTs 8200BCA amplifiers power all the speakers.
Sound carrying from the theater into different rooms and disturbing patients during examinations was a worry, but double walls were built, along with special doors designed to keep sound from transferring through. “Maintaining sound on the outdoors of the facility also had to be dealt with,” Jenkins explained. “We down tilted the Control 30's, which keeps weather out of the speaker. Since it is a full range speaker, we were able to run it at lower levels and still get high quality sound.”
Relevant towards good health, Physician's Quality Care also built a full-scale membership gym next to its facility. “Boomer's,” as the gym has been named, features a TV screen on every treadmill that not only receives cable programming but also is equipped with an iPod dock allowing guests to listen to music or watch videos as they run. Plasma televisions are in each corner of the gym, and six JBL Control 30 loudspeakers, running content from XM Satellite radio, are discreetly controlled to provide excellent sound.