Delta Sound installs Madison Piano Bar
QATAR: Dubai-based Delta Sound has installed a new audio solution at the Madison Piano Bar in Doha’s La Cigale Hotel. The decision was made to expand the current bar, making use of newly available space. The hotel’s technical team thought this would be a suitable time to revamp and renew the audio-visual aspects of the venue.
Ammar Al Baik, director of IT for the La Cigale Group explained the reason behind the refurbishment. ‘We started having issues with drivers being constantly over driven and guests were not happy with the distorted audio.’
After considering a number of brands and following visits to other venues in the area, the decision was taken to use L-Acoustics enclosures and amplification. Delta Sound was initially recommended by the manufacturer as trained and certified integrators for the brand in the area.
The system design was put together by Delta Sound Dubai managing director Andy Jackson and was implemented by Robert Turner assisted by Paul Tonkin and Aries Fernandes. The system consists of 12 Arc IIs, eight SB28’s, eight 115XT HiQ along with seven 8XT units. All speakers are driven by LA8 and LA4 amplifiers. The system control is run by two BSS Soundweb blu100s. The units were split between the control racks; one controls the input gains, whilst the other processes the outputs.
Audio monitoring for the DJ and musicians consists of four 112XTP enclosures. The ‘floor’ sound is all sent to a DiGiCo SD11, which sends its signal via a Madi multicore up to a Mini Digi rack in the control room. The decision was made to run Madi for the signal multicore, with a Madi patch bay in the control room and multiple points around the room fitted with the appropriate interfaces.
‘We were confident that Delta Sound team will do the job without any troubles, and now full thanks to all the Delta Sound team – Andy, Robert, Paul, Aries who did a prefect and great job,’ said Mr Al Baik.
‘We take a huge amount of pride in our work and feel that we are able to offer our clients another perspective on installation delivery and support,’ concluded Mr Jackson.