Situated in a three-storey building with a central staircase and seating on all sides across all floors, the Toit Brewpub is a unique setting altogether. That hosting regular live music is one of its offerings, the space required a high-performance audio system to ensure that the patrons enjoy a consistently exceptional and holistic listening experience throughout the venue.
The system also needed to provide superb playback for programme audio. The system has to be able to handle relatively high sound pressure level across the floors and also provide music from a CD/DVD player to Live Sound.
Bosch Security Certified Partner and locally based M/S Hightronics worked with the pub management pH4 Foods and Beverages to design a system to address these needs.
Compact loudspeaker systems from Electro-Voice were the first choice, given their proven combination of architecture-friendly aesthetics and superb audio performance. To precisely address the various areas in the pub, the team specified a comprehensive solution comprising ZXA1 powered loudspeakers, EVID loudspeakers, Live X and Tour X subwoofers, Q and PA series amplifiers, and DC-One signal processors.
The space being a three-storey site, the ZXA1 loudspeakers have been installed as the main central cluster covering the pub’s central elongated space, with a distribution of surface-mounted EVID loudspeakers placed above the seats across the various floors.
Weatherproofed EVID speakers capable of withstanding any climatic conditions have been installed in the small outdoor section of the pub. In order to provide the best quality sound and yet manage localization issues, most of the grids and speaker-mounts were custom-fabricated to suit the location. The tried and tested ZXA1 powered speakers were employed to handle the main PA Systems, while the Tour X and Live X subwoofers provided a full-range surround sound across all floors to help ensure full-bandwidth intelligibility throughout the venue. The amplifiers and processors are discretely stowed in a rack beneath a table by a bar.
All-in-all a powerful plug-and-play system for the venue - one that provides customers with a sonic experience that exceeds that at any other similar space in the city.