D.A.S. professional sound systems deployed at Byblos Lounge and Ritual
Byblos Lounge offer food and beverage that are the talk of the town—and they serve it in an upscale atmosphere where the music plays through state-of-the-art sound reinforcement systems designed around products from D.A.S. Audio.
Worchester, MA-based Powerhouse Sound & Lighting, was contracted to design and install the sound reinforcement systems at both properties. Michael Lavoie, the firm’s owner, consultant, and systems designer, selected loudspeakers that drew heavily from D.A.S. Audio’s Avant and Arco lines. He discussed the nature of each project.
"Byblos Lounge uses background music during the early part of the week and, then on weekends, offers live music entertainment. For this venue, we deployed fourteen D.A.S. Arco 24T enclosures that downfire over the main lounge area and are spaced roughly ten feet apart. This system is driven by a D.A.S. Audio CSA-600T power amplifier. Low frequency support is provided by two D.A.S. Arco 12 subwoofers. At the stage area, we also placed two D.A.S. Avant 12A 2-way powered loudspeakers—one each, mounted to the pillars at the sides of the stage. These loudspeakers serve as the mains for the musicians or DJ."
At Ritual, D.A.S. Arco loudspeakers—augmented by the company’s CL-6 ceiling speakers—were chosen for the house sound system. "During the week, the sound system supports various playback options," Lavoie said. On weekends, the system supports a DJ booth or a single musician/entertainer."
"Here, we used eight Arco 24T enclosures," Lavoie explained. "The loudspeakers are positioned on an outside wall and are angled down, pointing toward center of room. For the restrooms, we placed a D.A.S. CL-6 ceiling speaker in each area. A Rane RPM 44 multiprocessor handles loudspeaker management while a D.A.S. Audio CSA-600T power amplifier drives the distributed system. Two D.A.S. Arco 12 subwoofers handle the low frequency.
Lavoie offered this parting comment, "Both systems have performed with perfection and without failure. Everyone who hears, plays, or performs through these systems has gone out of their way to compliment both Powerhouse and our clients on the systems’ quality. We constantly get feedback after a D.A.S. installation and we hear one consistent remark, ‘This is the best sound system I’ve ever heard or played on.’ At Powerhouse, we feel as though we have a huge leg up on our competition because of the superior quality we can offer using D.A.S. equipment. We truly believe we are selling the best products available."