Caesars Palace in Las Vegas recently upgraded a number of its bars and lounges including the new Vista Lounge, which features a Martin Audio sound system and the latest video technology to create an immersive experience.
SenovvA, an American based design and management group specialising in the entertainment, architectural-construction and media services industries, was tasked with the design and integration of this multimedia project.
Bill Sage, SenovvA account executive for the project, explained: “We worked with the Rockwell Architectural Group in New York and Bergman Walls and Associates in Las Vegas. They came up with this immersion concept for the Vista Lounge that makes you feel like you’re at the top of a skyscraper looking out of the windows down at panoramic skylines of cities like Dubai, New York and Beijing. This is achieved through the use of 4K UHD videos in the windows and LED panels in the lounge’s ceiling.”
A crucial element of the project was to select a sound system that would complement the video scheme, Sage and Curtis Kelly of SenovvA’s Systems Design Group led the project and share over 20 years of experience with Martin Audio solutions.
“Vista is supposed to be a relaxed, low-key alternative to some of the more over the top clubs at Caesars,” said Sage. “There’s a DJ who plays what I’d call chill-out music that doesn’t overwhelm the patrons with sound and reinforces the romantic mood. The client wanted an Ultra-Lounge system with high quality sound they could feel, which added up to Martin Audio for us because Curtis and I knew it would give them everything they wanted and more.
“We mounted five Martin Audio DD12s high up on the walls at angles facing the bar which provide real smooth coverage for the room because of the Differential Dispersion technology in the boxes. There are also two PSX compact powered subwoofers, one buried under the DJ booth and one on the other side of the room which worked out well because we didn’t have space for amps in the rack room and the built-in processing warms up the sound without overpowering the room. We also installed eight Martin Audio C8.1T ceiling speakers for additional fill and to supplement the system when playing low-key background music.” A BSS Soundweb London BLU-80 DSP provides additional processing.
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