CATO Singapore bar/restaurant has installed Symetrix DSP at the core of its new audio infrastructure installed by Electronics & Engineering Pte (E&E).
As the venue took shape, it became evident that there needed to be processing scope for the upstairs bar and downstairs restaurant areas to be managed both separately and collectively. The eventual system also had to cope with the demands of background music and live DJ sets.
“There was a requirement to split up and consolidate the spaces via effective routing, while being able to tune both areas uniquely in accordance with the speakers that were installed,” explained Dina Menon, E&E marketing manager. “The Symetrix DSP is easy to use and provides the appropriate amount of I/Os while offering the ability to configure ‘on the fly’ because it’s plug and play.”
In the final design, a single Symetrix Jupiter 8 app-based DSP handles audio processing and routing across both floors. Inputs include a Mac Mini computer and CD player, while two Symetrix ARC-2e wall panels facilitate system adjustments. The completed installation also features 10 EAW loudspeakers and a sub in the bar on the second level, as well as six JBL ceiling speakers in the restaurant on the ground floor.