Mr & Mrs Bund returns to K-array
CHINA: Renowned chef Paul Pairet had a K-array solution installed in his Shanghai-based French restaurant, Mr & Mrs Bund, in 2015, replacing an old system that had been left behind by the building’s previous tenants. That installation saw the deployment of Kobra KK102 and KK52 loudspeakers, Thunder and Rumble subwoofers, and a Kommander amplifier. Happy with the system, Mr Pairet turned to the Italian manufacturer once again during a recent system upgrade that sought to raise the SPL that could be achieved within the venue.
Mr & Mrs Bund occupies a 19th century building and the décor forms part of the overall dining experience. The previously installed K-array system provided ample coverage throughout the room and was designed to not detract from the visual appearance of the space. The recent upgrade sees the installation of 18 Python KP52 line arrays customised with a white finish, eight Rumble KU210 compact subwoofers hidden within the walls, and three Kommander KA24s providing amplification. The setup is described as ‘nearly invisible and blends into the architecture of the restaurant elegantly’.
‘The food is amazing, the wine is high-quality and the audio is impeccable,’ commented K-array area sales manager – APAC, Marc Vincent, who also happens to be a regular diner at the restaurant. ‘It’s a great pairing in every sense of the meaning.’