Wakuda (Las Vegas, NV), a high-end Japanese restaurant, by Chef Tetsuya Wakuda and John Kunkel of 50 Eggs Hospitality Group has officially opened with 1 SOUND loudspeakers installed by Anthem Productions, located inside the Palazzo Tower of The Venetian Las Vegas. Wakuda Las Vegas marks the first U.S. restaurant for the chef who has earned accolades at his two-Michelin-Star Waku Ghin at Marina Bay Sands Singapore and his popular Tetsuya’s in Sydney, Australia. Wakuda, with design by The Rockwell Group, captures the tension between traditional and modern Japan in a bold and thoughtful way through cuisine, design and art. Wakuda offers a heightened sensory experience using flavour, aesthetic, and ambiance. The dining scenes in Singapore and Las Vegas are slated for a game-changing new offering with the debut of Wakuda.
This multi-room, 264-seat restaurant, has about (60) 1 SOUND loudspeakers installed throughout. The restaurant takes inspiration from the Shinjuku Golden Gai area of Tokyo, famous for its nightlife, with more than 200 tiny bars in a six-block area, explaining its artwork and nightlife feel along with sophisticated dining. There is even a secret bar and private dining room located within the restaurant. This is a versatile space in terms of the audio system, it needs to be successful for background music, private dining areas, as well as a club lounge feel later at night.
The lounge and bar space in the restaurant is set up with a DJ booth set to play through the house system. In this space, four Tower LCC44’s are mounted using the Tower Wall Bracket. Tower LCC44 columns offer higher SPL and wide 120 degree dispersion covering the room and bar. FSUB45’s are hidden under the banquettes and WSUB45’s are mounted to a wall out of sight to provide fast-responding, tight bass. The FSUB45 is floor supported and down-firing with (4) 5” drivers and a 10” passive radiator. The WSUB45 is comprised of the same elements except in a different form factor at only 6.6” wide, making it another tool for the installer when it comes to the challenge of hiding subwoofers and maintaining good sound.
The main dining area has 1 SOUND’s coaxial Cannon C6’s mounted with C-Clamps. C6’s have an extended low-frequency and hi-fidelity sound because of its 6.5” coaxial silk dome driver and passive radiator in the rear.
This allows for music in the restaurant to be sonically intelligible and non-invasive so people are able to converse and have less ear-fatigue. WSUB45’s hang from the ceiling, down-firing for distributed bass throughout the main dining room. Cannons were also mounted for the outdoor balcony dining area along with Floor Sub FSUB45’s. All 1 SOUND loudspeakers are IP55 indoor/outdoor.
Installation by: Anthem SSL Production, https://anthemssl.com/
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