La Marina NYC
La Marina NYC's outdoor events thrive with D.A.S. Audio
|Located at Dyckman Marina in upper Manhattan, the newly rebuilt La Marina NYC sports a restaurant, bar, lounge, and events space that covers more than 75,000 square feet of Hudson River waterfront. With world-class facilities and a breathtaking waterfront view, it is rapidly becoming the place to see and be seen. La Marina NYC’s waterfront area is where all the high profile live activity takes place and, to ensure a high level of speech intelligibility and music reproduction for all their events, the venue’s management recently took delivery of a new sound reinforcement system drawn from the WR Series catalog of D.A.S. Audio.
North Bergen, NJ-based E&A Sound LLC was contracted to design and install the sound system for La Marina NYC’s waterfront area. After meeting with company management to ascertain their requirements for the project, E&A Sound elected to deploy D.A.S. Audio’s WR-6412DX outdoor point source loudspeakers, which are specifically designed for outdoor applications—with the DX version of the product rated for the highest levels of outdoor exposure.
“La Marina is a very active place,” states Edwin Diaz, E&A Sound’s owner. “Every weekend, there are a variety of events that include live music performances from bands of all genres as well as DJ appearances. Because all of this takes place outside, we needed a sound system that offered excellent speech intelligibility characteristics in addition to being a solid music reproduction system. Equally important, being outside in the heart of New York City, we needed loudspeakers capable of delivering the sound pressure levels and throw to properly cover this area. With their excellent sound quality and robust, weatherproof designs, the D.A.S. WR series loudspeakers made an excellent choice.”
For this project Diaz and his crew deployed 18 WR-6412DX loudspeakers. The E&A Sound team, with the assistance of audio specialist Eric Liz, deployed three WR-6412DX enclosures per side at the stage area plus another six L-R delay systems. The first delay is 40 feet from the stage while the other five delays are positioned 15 feet apart from each other. To cover a space of roughly 170 feet from the stage to the back of the beach area, all delay loudspeakers are positioned across from each other.
“First and foremost comes audio quality,” says Diaz, “and the WR-6412DX is first rate. You can clearly understand what’s being said and music reproduction sounds clear and natural. We also needed a compact and powerful loudspeaker that could handle all types of program material and, again, the WR Series proved ideal. And, of course, being an outdoor installation, the loudspeakers had to be optimized for weather protection, which is exactly what the WR Series is all about.”