Salt Lake City, UT (December 21, 2012)—When local A/V integration firm Performance Audio was hired to design the sound system for Salt Lake City’s Zest Kitchen and Bar, a restaurant and nightclub in the Salt Lake City area, it chose to use a Symetrix Jupiter 8 processor to dial in Zest’s fidelity, and a Symetrix ARC-WEB to provide custom control of all relevant parameters directly from Zest owner Casey Staker’s smartphone.
“Staker has been in the restaurant and bar business for a long time,” said Jake Peery, system design & installation, Performance Audio. “More than once, he’s seen a good time ruined by overzealous DJs, who effectively chase patrons out the door with sheer volume. Since he plans on a regular rotation of local DJs along with not-infrequent shows by national DJs on tour, he wanted some personal insurance that no such thing would happen at Zest. I recognized that the Symetrix ARC-WEB was the answer. It would give him all the control he wanted on his smartphone.”
The Symetrix Jupiter 8 processor fills most of its eight inputs from an iPod dock, a microphone, a computer and a balanced stereo pair located at a modest FOH position. Repurposed QSC RMX-series loudspeakers and JBL Control 25s join a collection of new JBL AM7212s, AC28s, and ASB6118s to provide the system with output. A repurposed Crown CTS4200 powers the loudspeakers in some locations, while new Ashly KLR 4000 and KLR 5000 amplifiers power other loudspeakers and subwoofers.
Of course, Staker wouldn’t be at Zest all the time, and his staff would need to control the system in his absence, so Peery installed a Symetrix ARC-2e wall panel remote in the manager’s office. The ARC-2e allows the staff to recall presets for different modes of operation. However, Staker’s ARC-WEB control digs deeper and allows him alone to override zone volumes.