Handcrafting The Best Retail Sound Experience.

Project: J'Bez Barbershop

Date: October 2021

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about the project.

To create the best retail sound experience and the very first Experiential Audio system in a retail setting, we joined up with J’Bez, a barbershop that just opened a new location on campus at University of California, Riverside (UCR). Since our roots stem from UCR, we saw this as the perfect opportunity to share the next evolution in sound experiences with our alma mater.

J’Bez features a handcrafted audio system that provides an immersive and full-bodied sound experience creating a shop-wide sweet spot that captivates the interest of customers as soon as they walk into the shop.

“It’s one of the best features of our new shop and we love explaining it to people. The reaction we get when customers experience it for the first time is our favorite part. It’s exciting knowing we have an exclusive audio system from EDGE Sound Research in our business.”
Gerson Lemus
Gerson Lemus
Co-Founder, J'Bez Barbershop
“It’s one of the best features of our new shop and we love explaining it to people. The reaction we get when customers experience it for the first time is our favorite part. It’s exciting knowing we have an exclusive audio system from EDGE Sound Research in our business.”
Gerson Lemus
Gerson Lemus
Co-Founder, J'Bez Barbershop

handcrafting the j'bez experience.

We wanted to create a one-of-a-kind sound experience for J’Bez that allowed their customers to enjoy incredible high fidelity sound anywhere in the shop while still enjoying conversation with their barbers. To create a captivating sound experience that wouldn’t draw attention away from the shop’s modern atmosphere, we configured a single, solid strip of distributed mode loudspeaker (DML) panels that surround the shop’s ceiling. These panels gently emanate a surround sound experience using custom-built subwoofers strategically placed throughout the shop. We drove it home by hooking up the shop with the world’s most brutal soundbar that features 8 balanced mode radiators (BMR). This, combined with the waiting area’s custom ResonX-powered couch, delivers up to 800 watts of a full-range tactile and audible experience that is sure to give unsuspecting customers an out-of-body experience.

customers will undoubtedly say:

holy sh*t

"holy sh*t

where's the sound coming from?"

the experience.

JB-0001.

Custom handmade retail sound system.
The Experience: Who says you can’t combine business and pleasure?

a scale representing bass, treble, and mids for the JB-0001 audio system

SPATIAL: Whisper

Technology

• 20 Custom Designed 20W Distributed Mode Loudspeaker (DML) panels
• 3 Custom 100W J’Bez Subwoofers

Size

• DML: 30” x 1/8” x 4”
• Subwoofer: 9” x 12” x 12.5”

Frequency Response

36Hz to 19kHz

Crossover Frequency

190Hz

Amplifier

500w HF + 300w LF Class D

Input

Bluetooth, 3.5mm Line In

drivers

• DML
• Balanced Exciters with built-in 4-post suspension & dual layer 32mm voice coils

• Subwoofer
• 6.5” Kevlar cone woofer driver with 4-layer voice coil

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• Subwoofer
• 6.5” Kevlar cone woofer driver with 4-layer voice coil

The JB-0001 Panel
the JB-0001 subwoofer
JB-0002.

Custom lounge audio system.
The Experience: Have you ever heard of brutal love?

a scale representing bass, treble, and mids for the JB-0002 audio system

SPATIAL: Sonic Hug

HSS: Tickle, Massage, Tenderize, Jackhammer, Holy Sh*t

Technology

• 8x 50w Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) drivers
• 2x 200w low frequency tactile transducers

Size

KD Soundbar: 43.10” x 3.125” x 4.79”

Frequency Response

9Hz to 20kHz

Crossover Frequency

• Tactile Range 9 - 1200Hz
• Audible Range 50 - 20kHz

Amplifier

400w soundbar + 400w Couch Class D

Input

Bluetooth, 3.5mm Line In

drivers

• Tactile Transducers designed for rugged reproduction of low frequency vibrations, expertly tuned to bring out higher tactile frequencies.

• Balanced Mode Radiators that combine pistonic and chaotic excitation for smooth full frequency response

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• Balanced Mode Radiators that combine pistonic and chaotic excitation for smooth full frequency response

JB-0002 couch
JB-0002 soundbar