Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (November 9, 2016)—Hotel ME, Cabo San Lucas is a notable resort in Mexico, not merely for the views and luxurious appointments, but also for the fact that it has d&b audiotechnik loudspeaker systems installed throughout the premises, including its bar, two restaurant locations, and poolside.
“Depending on the priority of the particular season, and more frequently the time of day, the different systems and areas are turned on or off,” said Jairo Torres Vicaña, sales and marketing director for Meliá hotel group, which owns Hotel ME. “Yet the complexion of our resort must never lose its identity; sound quality is an essential part of the ME identity.”
Mauricio Castro of Hi Tech Audio (Mexico City) designed specific sound solutions for each environment. “I unified the character of the sound throughout the hotel by choosing only components from d&b’s xA and xS-Series of installation loudspeakers.
“The hotel is surrounded by other resorts and hotels,” explained Castro. “The idea behind the operation is a multi-area system that is fully flexible. The pool, outdoor restaurant, beach, plus the indoor and outdoor bars, all feature dedicated distributed systems using 8S, 5S, and 10AL-D loudspeakers, with d&b subs in every location. Mainly the 12S and 18S-SUBs are used, but for the pool area, I chose the cardioid 27A-SUB. These are all potent systems, so the precise and reliable dispersion control of all the different cabinets was essential if I was going to achieve the desired goal of DJ level delivery without upsetting the entire neighbourhood. For the indoor spaces, the challenge was low ceilings, especially in the bar, but the acoustics are fairly neutral, so again, precise directivity delivered the trademark d&b tonality and quality exactly where it was wanted.”
In all, Castro used nearly 70 loudspeakers in total, all powered by 10 d&b 10D and 30D installation amplifiers.