PT Gracia Auvindo takes Symetrix to The Stones
INDONESIA: Forming its most prestigious project to date, distributor and pro audio systems integrator PT Gracia Auvindo has implemented multiple SymNet Solus open architecture and Jupiter fixed architecture DSPs at the Marriott’s Stones Hotel in Kuta, Bali. The systems integrator was required to provide high quality audio for speech and BGM in three primary spaces: the restaurant/pool area, convention centre and meeting rooms. In each case, the Symetrix processors were paired with Coda Audio loudspeakers and Camco amplifiers.
PT Gracia Auvindo reports that it regularly specifies Symetrix DSPs on its fixed installation projects. ‘First of all, Symetrix DSPs are easy to use and understand,’ explained Hendra Halim, PT Gracia Auvindo technical manager. ‘Secondly, they offer very good quality at excellent price points. The result is that they naturally lend themselves to a wide variety of project types.’
The equipment housed in the restaurant/pool area now includes a single Solus (8-in, 8-out) device providing DSP for four separate zones – restaurant, delicatessen, outdoor deck and swimming pool. A single ARC-2e wall panel enables reconfiguration of the system that also includes Coda Audio PW12 speakers, Camco Q-Power amplifiers and a Midas Venice F16 mixing console.
The convention centre has been equipped with three Jupiter DSPs in an eight-input, eight-output configuration that caters for three separate spaces. A further Jupiter with fours inputs and four outputs has been installed to allow venue operators to use the convention rooms separately or combined into one large area. When configured as one large room, a separate Solus eight-input, eight-output provides room-combining functionality. Furthermore, five Jupiter DSPs with 12 inputs and four outputs have been incorporated in the convention centre design, backup up with reinforcement from more than 50 Coda Audio D5 passive loudspeakers with Camco amps.
Six individual meeting rooms have also each been installed with a Jupiter 8, whilst a Solus 8 serves to combine the spaces. The systems integrator has installed a selection of ARC-2e wall panels through the venue to provide accessible control.
Reflecting on the project, Mr Halim noted that Solus is a ‘really flexible and easy to use piece of kit. Then with the Jupiter you have the chance to use downloadable apps for so many different applications such as mixing, automixing, routing and loudspeaker management. It’s very versatile.’
However, It is not just the product offering that helps to make a project such as this a success. ‘Both from Hock Thang in the region and Ryan Curtright in the US, we continue to receive terrific support whenever it’s needed,’ he concluded.