Albany, NY (August 22, 2016)—First built in 1984 and dramatically expanded a decade later, the Crossgates Mall outside Albany, NY has always been an upscale shopping facility, and now meeting that vibe is the brand-new Rascals, a unique combination of steakhouse and live music venue. Built for $3.2 million, the 16,000-square-foot facility aims to provide a top-shelf dinner while also providing entertainment on par with a Vegas showroom. Helping make that happen is a considerable audio system from ISP Technologies; CEO of ISP, James (Buck) Waller, designed a system that aims to create an experience from the moment patrons pass through the door.
The 20,000 Watt RMS Front of House system consists of four XMAX 218 Subwoofers, built into special concrete bunkers under the stage, and two stereo hangs of the HDL 3112 High Definitions 3 way line arrays with an HDL 118 High Definition subwoofer at the top of the hang. A full stage complement of six Prowedge 212 concert series floor wedges are also on the stage.
To complete the top end look for the stage, integrator Preston Hinson of ASE also installed an Aeson P4.81 indoor die cast aluminum LED screen 18.04’ x 9.84’ video wall. For control of the entire system, Preston also used a Midas mixer, Sysmetrix Prism processor, a HedgeHog4 lighting console and a Navistar NovaPro HD video engine.
For the rest of the restaurant and bar areas, Waller designed in ISP Technologies patented High Definition Distributed Systems (HDDS) gear. Running the system are the HDDS Master Controls, that can handle up to six zones with up to 10 speakers on each run. The system was designed to be installed in stereo. A combination of the HDDS SB112 subwoofers, SM800, SM 652, CS651 and HDDS Pendent Speakers were installed throughout the restaurant.
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