South Point Hotel expands Q-Sys network9 January 2015
The South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, on the Las Vegas Strip, has chosen Q-Sys, QSC amplifiers for its new bowling facility, citing the importance of integrating all the audio systems across the entire resort.
The new facility forms part of a larger project that also includes two new equestrian arenas located below the bowling centre that serve as overflow for their existing main arena and equestrian centre.
“This is a fairly large facility and we have a lot of different kinds of events that come through throughout the year,” said Jason Lein, South Point’s production manager. “We needed something with a flexible backbone that would allow us to quickly and easily change room combinations, configure paging and program source material and automatically adjust volume levels as ambient noise level in the venue changes. Q-Sys and the associated peripherals met all those needs.”
Completely designed and installed by Lein and the staff at South Point, the new bowling centre and arena expansion system includes a Q-Sys Core 500i with six Q-Sys I/O frames and over 20 QSC CXD-Q power amplifiers that drive a variety of QSC AcousticPerformance and QSC AcousticDesign loudspeakers. The use of CXD-Q amplifiers, designed specifically for use with the Q-Sys platform, enabled a quick and trouble-free connection on the venue’s Q-LAN network.
With approximately 120 days of planned operation in 2015, 210 days in 2016 and nearly 320 days in 2017 to support events such as the PBA World Series of Bowling and USBC Women’s Championships, South Point made it a priority to find a ‘turnkey’ system that was easily configurable and offered advance routing options. “Whatever the event is our production staff can quickly setup an appropriate audio configuration tailored for the event’s needs and make adjustments from anywhere within the venue,” said Lein. “This saves us a tremendous amount of time and hassle.”
Lein concluded: “When we opened South Point, we started out with QSC just in the main showroom. Today we have deployed QSC products throughout the entire property.”