K-array tames noise issues at Salt House
AUSTRALIA: The Salt House dining facility, bar and entertainment venue in Queensland’s Marina Point recently benefitted from a K-array sound reinforcement system installation. Salt House owners and managers Fintan Rafferty and Luis Garozzo decided to replace the existing sound system in the main bar and outdoor deck area due to receiving complaints from residents living on yachts in the adjacent marina, creating problems with the local authorities.
The venue is equipped with a large restaurant area with a custom wood-fired grill and open kitchen, an outdoor cocktail bar surrounded by ponds and fire features, and an additional bar at the front of the complex which showcases local and visiting bands four nights a week.
It was at this stage that the experience of Mick Evans from Talk to the Mac was enlisted. Mr Evans was tasked with designing a sound solution that would enable greater sound quality in the bar and on the deck without spilling offensively towards the nautical neighbours.
Mr Evans worked with Syntec International, K-array’s distributor in Australia and New Zealand to come up with a solution. The project comprised 16 KK50vb loudspeakers, six KKS50 integrated subwoofers, 32 KKWALL wall brackets and two KA40 amplifiers.
‘The directivity of the loudspeakers and integrated subwoofers enabled Salt House to achieve high quality sound within the bar and outside on the popular Deck Bar,’ said Mr Evans. ‘The K-array solution also overcame any issues with noise emissions and the surrounding marina precinct.’
‘Delivering clear high quality sound from live performances to professional DJs in a premium waterfront venue like Salt House was always going to create challenges,’ said Mr Rafferty. ‘Strict noise limitations had to be adhered to, and after researching the best quality industry sound systems on offer we chose K-array. From excellent sound performance to solid build quality and aesthetic appeal, we are very pleased with our choice,’ he enthused.