Posted in news on April 26, 2016 12:53 pm EDT

Restaurant Project Gets Sound Worthy of Church

At an Illinois historic renovation project, a Martin Audio CDD solution helps performance space sound as well as speech intelligibility in an intimate venue with application to modern churches and multisites.

Images courtesy of Martin Audio.











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By Church Designer Staff

Encompass AV of Elk Grove Village, Ill., recently deployed CDD and a range of other Martin Audio speakers for the newly built Tangled Roots Brewing Co. in Ottawa, Ill., a complete gut and remodel in a historic building site that includes a high end restaurant/bar with a performance space alongside a brewery, adjoining tasting room and private meeting spaces.

"CDD not only reduces the amount of boxes you need because of the wide dispersion, saving time & money for installs. The speaker produces perfectly even coverage patterns without the gaps horns create when you get closer to the speakers."

—Tim Pickett, Encompass AV, Elk Grove Village, IL

Multisite and alternative venue application

The Lone Buffalo restaurant on site specializes in “slow food” from the Brewery’s own farm with a variety of home crafted beers and has a small stage for local country, classic rock, bluegrass, acoustic reggae and roots artists.

To effectively provide background music for the restaurant, Tim Pickett and the Encompass AV team mounted 12 Martin Audio CDD8s around the walls complemented by two AQ210 subs under the booths. Live performances benefit from a Martin Audio PA consisting of two flown XD15s and two CSX218F subs above the stage.

Asked about both systems, Pickett says, “Background music sounds great with very smooth, balanced coverage throughout the room. The live system is working well, too. Super stable, doesn’t feed back and responds well with all kinds of music.”

The tasting room, located next door to the restaurant, is equipped with 10 Martin Audio C6.8T in ceiling speakers along with two CSX212 subwoofers in the front and back of the space.

Upstairs, 12 CDD6 and three CSX212F subs for the 2nd floor restaurant and 6 CDD6 plus one CSX212F for the private dining room are all mounted in the rafters to provide effective yet visually unobtrusive dispersion of background music. Again, Pickett comments, “It sounds great in both rooms, with plenty of clarity, definition and very smooth, balanced coverage."  continued >>