9 x Bose DS100F ceiling loudspeakers on Pendants for the Main Restaurant & Bar.
3 x Bose MB4 Compact Subbass Loudspeakers.
4 x Bose Model DS16F Flush mounted ceiling Loudspeakers for VIP & Toilets.
4 x Bose & QSC Power amplifiers to suit the above.
1 x Bose ESP88 + 1 x CC64 Control System.
YSI Professional System Design and Integration were called into design and install the audio system.
The space is setup as four Zones so that levels can be set according to location.
Dining sound levels are low with some added warmth in the EQ and the Bar has more volume level with slightly different EQ
and so on.
Due to constraints imposed by building management, it was a challenge to achieve a reasonable uniform sound around the space.
"We could not locate loudspeakers closer than three metres from the finished wall surface running adjacent to the Yarra," explained Richard Hallam, managing director of YSI. "
In addition, we could not locate loudspeakers on the walls as there weren't any near where we needed the sound to be
taking into account the above limitation.
"The walls in any event were glass and its hard to keep cables tidy over glass.
The ceiling in most locations were Mirror, so cutting for loudspeakers would be tiresome, costly and the finished look
would not be in keeping with the rooms design."
The solution was to have loudspeakers hung on pendants from the concrete ceiling/structure.
The loudspeakers chosen for this project were Bose DS100F which provide 160 degree dispersion.
These were set at calculated distances apart and drop from the concrete ceiling relative to FFL.
This allowed YSI to get the sound to disperse under the floating ceiling which is where the majority of customers eat and drink
without the loudspeakers being overly visible.
The are three Bose MB4 sub-bass loudspeakers flown in the air, distributed to give some strong sub-bass without the sound travelling structurally through
to the next tenancy and above.
At the sound pressure levels that are played all seems to work well.
There is an audio input point in the room for a DJ to plug in and can be selected to go anywhere at any controlled sound level.
This input has a good quality outboard Compressor Limiter in circuit to help to prevent Digital Clipping in the control system, this provides
for the mixer with the Hot Outputs!