Nashville, TN (September 21, 2016)—Nashville has always been a music town, but it’s no slouch when it comes to cuisine, too. Mixing each in palatable portions, however, is no simple task, as the owners of the Stillery Restaurant discovered. Despite the establishment’s name, they didn’t want some bootlegged audio system, and instead turned to National AV systems integrator South Central AV’s Nashville office to design and install a Bose Professional sound system.
The system includes 16 RoomMatch loudspeakers in the upstairs portion of the restaurant arrayed as a live-music system, including three RoomMatch loudspeakers used as ceiling-hung monitors for performers and a Bose MB12 subwoofer under the stage.
A second Bose system, consisting of four FreeSpace DS16 ceiling-mounted loudspeakers and two Panaray MB4 bass loudspeakers, was installed on the main dining floor, and it plays audio from the two flat-screen televisions mounted above the bar or from the small solo singer-songwriter stage positioned there. Both systems share a 500-watt PowerMatch 8-channel amplifier, able to be split between the upstairs and downstairs sound systems, as can a ControlSpace ESP-00 processor, which is used to route audio to any spot in the venue.
“We can send the music from the second-floor stage to the dining room speakers, or we can take the sound from the performer by the downstairs bar and send it to the upstairs system,” said Kevin Ezzell, regional account manager for South Central AV.
Ezzell used Bose Modeler software to choose and position the speakers in each environment. “The Bose technology offered us the right speakers for each zone of the restaurant and the ability to route the audio from any stage to any level. That kind of flexibility is helping The Stillery compete in a very crowded restaurant and music-venue environment.”
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