K-array loudspeaker systems have been selected for two installations at newly opened bars in Singapore with Loud Technologies Asia Pacific (LTAPL) designing the systems and Synergy AVL providing installation services.
The Quaich Bar on Singapore’s South Beach has been equipped with a K-array system to create the desired ambiance at the prestigious whisky outlet, which has already been heralded as one of the world’s best whisky bars by Whisky Magazine.
The system is comprised of 12 KT2 Tornado speakers in black and white, which have been fixed to the upper walls between rows of whisky bottles behind glass cases, which are augmented in the lower frequencies by three KU26 6in subwoofers. Powered by a single KA24 amplifier, the facility manager has been provided with zone control courtesy of an Audac MTX48 providing wireless Bluetooth source and level control via an iOS or Android App, Audac Dashboard.
The second bar is the Beacon, where LTAPL designed a FOH system in order to solve the issue of noise pollution from the venue disturbing hotel guests at the nearby Marina Bay Mandarin Hotel.
The system at the Beacon is comprised of two flown KP102 Python speakers per side and two floor standing KMT18P subwoofers is powered by a single KA84 four-channel amplifier. Measuring 1m in length by 90mm width and 120mm depth each, the Python columns are virtually invisible. To restrict noise pollution, the 7-to 30° vertical by 90° horizontal dispersion characteristics of the 3.15in transducers are contained within the property.
"The passive 12kg columns are deceptively powerful for their size providing a maximum of 128dB SPL. When measuring the decibels during a live performance on the walkway between the venue and the hotel, the spectrum analyser was higher for passing traffic," explained Colin Quek, MD at LTAPL.
"K-array’s heritage is in live production and it shows. They obviously didn’t like to hang around venues setting up and tearing down! To fix both arrays and the delays onto the hardware, run cabling and test took no longer than two hours for the install team at Synergy AVL."