C Side Singapore

D.A.S. Audio pairs up with Singapore's C Side





From beach bars and restaurants, DJs and jazz to kids’ activities and cocktails, C Side – the revamped Siloso Beach strip on Sentosa Island – is Singapore’s ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Coastes has joined hands with Sand Bar, Bikini Bar and newly created Flame & Makan² (each with its own unique ambience, entertainment, drinks and food) to create this unique beach experience in a makeover that included the installation of D.A.S. Audio Avant and Artec systems.

The multi-million dollar facelift of the 35,000 ft² beachfront area was no minor undertaking and D.A.S. Audio's Singapore's office was actively involved in the design and specification of various sound systems from the start. Work was completed in various stages. The first involved the complete renovation of three buildings to provide space for the new Bikini Bar, Makan² and a block of new facilities. Bikini Bar brings in live bands on the weekends and the bar’s resident DJ spins anything from the latest in R&B to hip hop, requiring a versatile system with high-quality sound. A total of six Avant 15As were placed into service; these powered  loudspeakers incorporate an impressive battery of high tech features and provide the solid sound base needed in the renovated space.

Coastes, the biggest of the five venues, and its authentic island beach bar Sand Bar were next on the list. Laid-back and rustic, with deck chairs and loungers spilling out onto the beach, Coastes was fitted out with four D.A.S. Audio Artec 28T systems. The sound team also opted for units from the Artec series at the Sand Bar, bringing in six D.A.S. Artec 26T for this casual, no-shoes required standing bar and live music venue. Both the Artec 26T and 28T 2-way loudspeakers are ideal for outdoor installs and provide precise coverage and control with the added advantage of enclosures designed to resist tear and wear and protect the systems from dust and dirt.

After work  was completed the focus turned to the beach, where D.A.S. Audio Avant 12As were installed. Sixteen of these compact multi-purpose systems were set up along the beach in custom-designed weatherproof enclosures. These systems incorporate a 600 W Class-D 3rd generation amplifier for dynamic range and low distortion, ensuring crystal-clear sound for beachgoers at the revamped C Side.

The D.A.S. Audio systems were the perfect choice for this difficult challenge: coverage across the beach is even and smooth and using powered speakers across a large area of beach creates a simpler infrastructure and redundancy that can’t be found with an amp-powered system. C Side’s exclusive launch party went off without a hitch and the quality of the D.A.S. Audio systems – which perform flawlessly under high temperatures, direct sun, high humidity and the salt air – ensure that guests enjoy superb sound at Singapore’s ultimate beach destination.

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