More than two-dozen of these high-tech family fun centers in the U.S. all use Bose RoomMatch Utility and Panaray loudspeakers to ensure complete coverage with great sound
Framingham, MA – At the more than two-dozen Round One Bowling And Amusement Centers across the U.S. (including Santa Ana, CA; Seattle, WA; Bloomingdale, IL; and Arlington, TX, to name a few), visitors will find bowling, billiards, arcade games, darts and more. And they all have great sound and coverage from Bose Professional, via systems specified and installed by integrator Edwards Technologies.
Over the bowling lanes, Bose RoomMatch Utility speakers are paired with either Bose Panaray MB4 modular subwoofers or MB210 compact subwoofers to keep play lively. Above the pool tables and arcade games, Bose FreeSpace DS 100SE pendant-type loudspeakers cover these areas with high-energy sound. These loudspeakers are powered by Bose PowerMatch PM8500N power amplifiers, with their network capabilities used for an array of additional useful applications.
“We love the Bose products for these installations,” says Guy O’Hazza, Senior Account Executive at Edwards Technologies. “In fact, we love them so much that they’re all we’ve been using for the Round One locations for the last three years, ever since they entered the U.S. market.” O’Hazza explains why: the Bose DS100SE pendant-type loudspeakers provide exceptional coverage of the 25,000 to 30,000-square-foot game-play areas that are part of every Round One Bowling & Amusement Center, which cover an area as large as 80,000 square feet. “They put great sound right on the arcades and they keep it there,” he says. They’re also used over the bars, in the foyers, and in the areas just outside the entrances, to create a seamless audio experience as soon as patrons enter.
Combined with the video and light systems created by Edwards Technologies for the “Cosmic Bowling” nighttime bowl concept, Bose Professional creates an immersive environment that bowlers really respond to. “In the larger installations, we’re finding that the MB210 subwoofers can provide between 10-dB and 15-dB more volume,” he notes. “And the RoomMatch Utility speakers provide a ton of sound without impeding the sightlines to the video screens.”
And O’Hazza saves his most effusive praise for the PowerMatch PM8500N amplifiers. “They are incredibly flexible — we can run them at 70 volts or at either four or eight ohms, and we can combine channels, so we can have maximum output,” he explains. “But what’s really fantastic is their networked capability means that we can monitor them online and they are accessible by our 24/7 support desk. If there’s ever a problem with one or volume needs adjustment, we can just log on remotely and make the change immediately. That’s a tremendous benefit for the client and for us. Our goal was to help Round One deliver a fun and dynamic environment for all guests who visit the bowling lanes at these locations, and Bose helps make that happen. Combined with their great sound, it’s clear why Bose is everyone’s choice here.”
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