While music and dining seem ideally matched, many of the audio systems in restaurants deliver uneven sound coverage. The result is music that may be inaudible at one table and uncomfortably loud at another.
Because a Bose® sound system is engineered as a complete solution for your restaurant, sound coverage is even, operation is simple and the system is unobtrusive.
Case Study - Comme
Bose Sound complements the illustrious Comme
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Comme is a luxurious destination for drinking and dining. Seating up to 50 guests, the black stained Japanese oak parquetry floors and low hanging lights create a warm and intimate setting. Beyond the grand staircase are two rooms which have been stylishly restored to provide a beautiful space for meetings and events. Overlooking Alfred Place, Comme also offers its sophisticated and glamorous Wine Room for guests wishing to escape the busy city streets.
Comme required an audio system that could cover the restaurant, entrance foyer, restrooms and bar. The audio needed to be ‘heard and not seen,’ so careful design work was required to ensure that the acoustic needs were met without compromising the interior design criteria. It was also essential that the cabling was neat and unobtrusive.
Due to the thick stone and brick walls, coring was required so that the loudspeaker cables could be installed to come out of the walls exactly where the loudspeakers were positioned. The system was unable to be embedded into the bar or wall cavities, so cabinets and special brackets needed to be designed.
The Panaray® 502®A loudspeakers were chosen as they deliver even coverage of all frequencies and their compact size makes them well suited for venues where aesthetics are important. The Panaray 502®B Acoustimass® enclosures were selected for their ease of installation and acoustic performance.
Audio in-put points were placed throughout the venue so any audio source from any key location could be selected and routed throughout the venue. Each location was also able to adjust their volume level to suit. In addition the whole venue can have the same audio source played throughout if required.
To ensure cabling remained neat and unnoticed, each main loudspeaker cable had to be run around the building then up to the first floor where the equipment racks were located.
The result is pleasing to the eye, with the system remaining discreet and adhering to the design criteria without compromising on acoustic quality. Sound is delivered throughout the venue and each area can be controlled separately.