Symetrix delivers sound solution at Brooklyn luxury apartments12 March 2014
Heatherwood’s newest luxury apartment building is the low-rise at 544 Union in the Williamsburg neighbourhood of Brooklyn. The newly-constructed six-storey building is well appointed and includes a fitness centre, a yoga studio, a game room, a resident lounge, a rooftop sundeck, and a large second floor terrace with a putting green, a fire pit, and plenty of places to sit, relax, and catch up with friends.
Heatherwood wanted to improve upon the sound systems that had been installed previously in its other properties, and the A/V integration branch of Love Music delivered with the reliability and performance of a Symetrix Zone Mix 761 fixed architecture audio processor and Symetrix ARC-WEB user control for smartphones.
The electrical contractor on the job, Lippolis Electric, asked Love Music to design and commission the music playback system for 544 Union. “The client wanted something that would work 24-hours a day, seven days a week without fail,” said Mario Bilotta, vice president of Love Music and the person responsible for 544 Union’s sound system design. “They didn’t want to worry about the music playback system at all – they just wanted it to work. I knew the Symetrix Zone Mix 761 would give them that level of reliability and performance. I’ve been using Symetrix gear for many years now without any troubles at all. In addition, the Zone Mix 761 is easy to program and quick to install.”
The Zone Mix 761’s 12 inputs easily accommodate Internet radio, multiple iPod inputs, and multiple television inputs located throughout the building’s common areas. The unit’s six outputs feed as many zones: the fitness centre, the lobby, the second floor patio, the rooftop patio, and two rec rooms.
Three QSC amplifiers power 36 Community loudspeakers, both indoors and out. Users select both audio and video content in the rec rooms using a URC touch panel control. A Symetrix ARC-2e wall-mounted remote control in each of the other zones allows for intuitive source selection and volume control. Building staff can control the system using the custom-designed, password-protected Symetrix ARC-WEB control for smartphones and other internet-connected devices.