Scott this was a very good podcast. Me being a hardware guy, i liked the tech, and it was easy to follow and understand, so i can't call it outlandishly geeky. And you can really tell the JBL guys are very proud, as it shows.
I have hung hundreds, may be thousands of JBL Pro's in a lot of different cinemas around the country. And i have never dropped one on my foot yet, but, i know those who have. The joke is "If your foot wasn't there to break the fall, the speaker would have cracked the concrete."
Seriously, i have often wondered why there is not more of 120/240 Volt internal amp speakers offered. It seems there has always been a market for it, but it is not something done very often. I know there is a lot of 70/100 volt speakers out there, but, if you have low quality transformers on the speakers, you end up with the hospital or supermarket sound.
I have always thought that, for the cinema, internal amp screen array speakers would sound the best as they are often the furthest from the amps, and handle a majority of the movie audio. Also, a lot of modern cinemas are choosing more and more to do away with the projection booth in favor of hush boxes and centralization of equipment, is becoming incredible more common place, and adds, sometimes significantly, to the home runs for the speakers. I just wonder if JBL is planning more of this for large venues, or are they staying with studio monitors, with these speakers?