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NYC ROOFTOP BAR INSTALLS TANNOY SYSTEM POWERED BY LAB.GRUPPEN
The recently opened Hotel Indigo includes a rooftop bar and restaurant called Mr Purple, which has an audio system designed by EL Media Group and featuring Tannoy loudspeakers and Lab.gruppen amplifiers.
The hotel, created by Gerber Group and designed by Crème Design, is located on the Lower East Side of New York and Mr Purple bar and restaurant is on the 15th floor spread across indoor and outdoor areas.
Although Ernie Lake of EL Media Group designed the audio system, Scott Gerber, principle and CEO of Gerber Group drove the choice of Tannoy and Lab.gruppen. “We have a relationship with Scott because we did the Viceroy Hotel and consulted on other projects for him, and maintain some of his other bars. We’ve used Tannoy and Lab.gruppen in other venues and they work well for him, so it was an easy sell,” said Lake.
“It’s great that EL Media use Tannoy and Lab.gruppen in so many installs, and it’s really cool when the products get called out by the end user,” added Sam Spennacchio of Audio Associates, who represents Tannoy and Lab.gruppen in NYC.
STEAKHOUSE SOUND SYSTEM INCLUDES TANNOY GEAR
NEW YORK — Looking to set itself apart from other steakhouse options, The One Group, owners and developers of the STK brand, opted for a sound system that includes gear from Tannoy and Lab.gruppen for music ranging from programmed tunes to live DJ performances.
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Located in Manhattan’s historic Grace Building, STK Midtown is definitely not your daddy’s steakhouse, says Ernie Lake, Chief Creative Operator at EL Media Group, designer and installer of the restaurant’s sound system. “It’s not your typical restaurant, and this is not your typical sound system.”
Established in 2008 to augment their existing music styling services EL Media Group’s installation arm provides audio design/install services for a variety of luxury commercial applications throughout the U.S.
UPSCALE NYC RESTAURANT GETS A FITTING AUDIO UPGRADE
At Le Bernardin restaurant in Manhattan, taste is the priority, though sight, smell, and touch all play an important part, as well. But where does the fifth sense, sound, fit into the equation? The restaurant, which has held four stars from the New York Times since it opened in 1986 and no fewer than three Michelin stars since 2005, has been run by multi award-winning chef Eric Ripert since 1994. He takes the ingredient of sound as seriously as his seafood.
“In the restaurant industry, being four-star is about details,” he explained. “Sound is a very important part of the restaurant atmosphere, especially at the beginning of the night when the room is not yet full, and then again at the end of the night. So excellence and great sound quality is a must.”
Ripert considers the musical content carefully and has invested in a d&b audiotechnik loudspeaker system to enhance his diners’ experience. “The right music and the quality of sound is essential to the ambience. Today, the four-star experience can and should include music, which was not the case in fine dining 20 years ago.”
SYMETRIX DELIVERS FLEXIBLE AUDIO ZONE PROCESSING FOR NEW YORK FOOD MARKET
Opening its doors for the first time in spring 2015, New York’s Le District offers a very fresh take on French cuisine with a wide variety of vendors situated under one roof. The approach taken to the audio is similarly original, with music unexpectedly to the fore thanks to a high-quality infrastructure based around a single Symetrix SymNet Radius 12×8 EX open-architecture Dante DSP.
Locally-based El Media Group was enlisted to specify and install the audio system, and as co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Ernie Lake observed, there were several primary factors that influenced the choice of DSP. “Firstly, this is a large site of around 30,000 sq ft and there needed to be the option to play back different music in different areas. Ultimately, the space was divided into eight zones – café, dining rooms and so forth – and we required flexibility of playback for all of them,” he said.
“Secondly, and in contrast to many other public spaces of this kind, the operators really wanted the music to be positioned to the fore – it’s really an integral part of the brand. So guaranteeing a high quality of playback was extremely important.”