Ashly makes a noise up on the roof at Moonrise

Ashly Audio processors, amplifiers, and user controls used in audio system at outdoor bar on Moonrise Hotel’s L-shaped roof.
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Ashly Audio processors, amplifiers, and user controls used in audio system at outdoor bar on Moonrise Hotel’s L-shaped roof. The Moonrise Hotel in the Loop district of St. Louis, Missouri is already a cultural icon. The unique, 125-room hotel incorporates space-themed décor and a five-star attitude to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience in a neighborhood that is already well regarded for its originality and authentic culture.
 Half of the Moonrise Hotel’s L-shaped roof served as an outdoor bar right from opening day, and the hotel recently expanded to cover the entire roof. The hotel hired local live sound and AV integration firm ISI Installations, a division of Ironman Sound Industries, to design and install a great audio system for the extension. Ironman in turn relied on Ashly Audio processors, amplifiers, and user controls to deliver fidelity and reliability at a fair price. “The owner is well known in the Loop district,” said Chris Schlueter, design specialist with Ironman Sound Industries. “He’s environmentally conscious and also a savvy businessman. He loved the idea of mounting solar panels on the hotel, and, since they could double as a shade roof, it was an easy decision.” The new rooftop bar will mainly be used as a small wedding or event space, so the sound system had to be able to deliver sound from in-house sources and to accommodate a DJ’s output. Importantly, the system had to be “DJ-ready” because the hotel did not want them bringing in their own systems at the risk of disturbing sleeping lodgers below. Inputs to the new system include a Yamaha five-disc changer with a flexible USB input, a Muzak service, a wireless microphone, and two wall panel jacks positioned at strategic locations, with XLR and RCA inputs each. The inputs feed an Ashly Pema 8250, which includes a comprehensive 8x8 Protea DSP Matrix Processor together with an eight-channel amplifier (250W per channel at four ohms) in just two rack spaces. Outputs from the Pema 8250 feed six Yamaha IF2208 loudspeakers, four Yamaha VS6 loudspeakers for the outside patio, and three Yamaha IS1112 subwoofers. www.ashly.com

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