Fuzion Far East brings control to Superflow
THAILAND: Fuzion Far East was recently enlisted to design and supply an audio system for the newly opened Bangkok bar and restaurant, Superflow. Catering to the client’s brief of providing individually controlled areas with simple adjustment, Fuzion Far East opted to build the audio infrastructure around Symetrix SymNet DSPs.
‘There needed to be separate control for the main (outdoor) dancefloor area, the terrace, swing seating area and beach zone, but also the ability to combine the main dancefloor and terrace; the latter is sometimes used as an overflow when the main area is busy,’ recalled Fuzion Far East’s product specialist, Benjamin Walters. ‘There also needed to be a capability for easy adjustment and control.’
Mr Walter reportedly has frequently specified the manufacturer’s Solus line of processors for similar projects, but in this instance, determined that a single SymNet Radius 12x8 EX would satisfy the brief and provide enough expansion for capacity for future requirements. The SymNet Radius is therefore equipped with a SymNet xOut 4 expander and is controlled via four ARC-2e adaptive remote control wall panels, one of which – located in the DJ Booth – has been configured with a ‘bass cut’ to drop the main subwoofer level by 6dB.
‘Superflow is very much regarded as a growing project, so it was important that we had the ability to add additional outputs,’ continued Mr Walters. ‘The SymNet Radius 12x8 EX provided that, along with the rock solid reliability that we have come to expect from Symetrix processors. We’ve used their DSPs successfully across a wide range of projects including, at present, a series of installations at Hooters and Hard Rock Café venues in the region.’
Having been impressed with Fuzion Far East’s installation of Quest Audio loudspeakers at another local venue, restaurant owner, Ceto Mind, was keen to replicate the design. Superflow is now reinforced by Quest QM 700 and HPI18BL compact enclosures with power from QA 4004 amplifiers. The speaker configuration has reportedly been adjusted since the installation to address noise concerns.
‘Quest and Symetrix are absolutely two of our “go to” brands and once again provided an ideal complement to a project of this kind,’ said Mr Walters. ‘The expandable nature of the Symetrix DSP also means that the venue is well-positioned for the future, so the end-result is a set-up that has greatly pleased Ceto and the staff.’