Las Vegas, NV (August 19, 2015)––Put the words “Las Vegas” and “Martin” next to each other, and visions of celebrity roasts might come to mind, but when Caesar’s Palace recently created its new Vista Lounge, the casino brought on SenovvA, an integration group, which in turn built an audio design based around a Martin Audio sound system.
Bill Sage, SenovvA account executive for the project, explained, “We worked with the Rockwell Architectural Group in New York and Bergman Walls and Associates in Las Vegas. They came up with this immersion concept for the Vista Lounge that makes you feel like you’re at the top of a skyscraper looking out of the windows down at panoramic skylines of cities like Dubai, New York and Beijing through the use of 4K UHD videos in the windows and LED panels in the lounge’s ceiling.
“We had to come up with the video and audio elements to make their vision and intent work,” Sage added. “We started with 32 NEC monitors projecting the programmed city views from a Watchout video media server that synchronizes and runs the video to all of the different displays with Crestron processing and control.
“The videos overlook various cities with real time effects like day to night, building office lights, airplanes, clouds and rain striking and running down the windows,” said Sage. “The lounge can also load in content for branded environments and special events when a sponsor wants to buy out the bar. We also put 55 Oracle 8mm LED panels in the center of the lounge ceiling with special glass and effects that are synced to the window content to simulate a large skylight.
“We mounted five DD12s high up on the walls at angles facing the bar which provide real smooth coverage for the room because of the Differential Dispersion technology in the boxes. There are also two PSX compact powered subwoofers, one buried under the DJ booth and one on the other side of the room which worked out well because we didn’t have space for amps in the rack room and the built-in processing warms up the sound without overpowering the room. We also installed eight C8.1T ceiling speakers for additional fill and to supplement the system when playing low-key background music. A BSS BLU-80 Audio DSP system provides additional processing.”