Vandal restaurant in Manhattan, New York City has combined a street art inspired interior with a compact and versatile loudspeaker system from K-array.
Anthem Productions designed the AV, lighting and effects systems, with the restaurant owners working with Rockwell Group on an interior that showcases the work of street artists alongside globally inspired street food from Peru, Vietnam and Barcelona.
Joseph Lodi, Angelo Poulos and John Campbell at the Rockwell Group designed the system with Poulos and Campbell also managing the installation, which was completed in two months.
For the audio system K-array KK102 and KK52 Kobra 3D line array elements were chosen for the coverage they provide both horizontally at 110° and vertically at 35° and 60° respectively.
"Their output and sound quality is unmatched in a small profile at just over 2in wide,” said Joseph Lodi, owner and system designer at Anthem Productions.
To carry the lower end compact KMT12 subwoofers with KK52 half-metre Kobra speakers selected as the in-wall and in-ceiling speaker for fills in all areas of halls, banquettes and wash closets so that each area is voiced equally.
One of the main objectives for Vandal was to not only have a sound system that sounded amazing at lower volumes for dinner service, but to also have the ability to have more powerful acoustics for music-driven events later in the evening. The obstacle was that the owners wanted a very low profile speaker that blended into the environment.
Lodi commented: "The sound system simply needed to be able to handle anything that was thrown at it, at virtually any time of the night and to be the opposite of the common box look that’s typically seen in these types of venues. From dining to dancing all goals were met.
"The K-array line array loudspeaker with its incredibly wide dispersion pattern provides even coverage throughout the listening field. The result is a room that has virtually no dead spots. Clean, powerful, sleek and almost invisible, the Kobra did its part with flying colours."