Global Audio Systems recently completed a retrofit replacement of the current sound system in The View, New York’s only revolving rooftop restaurant, with Martin Audio CDD5 installation speakers.
Located on the 48th floor of the Marriott Marquis Hotel overlooking Times Square, The View provides constantly changing views of the city along with upscale fare for its diners as it completes a 360-degree rotation every hour.
Global’s Jason Ojeda comments that the client “wanted to replace the existing in-ceiling speakers with a system that could provide clarity and full frequency reproduction. We designed a system consisting of 40 CDD5 speakers mounted up on the wall of the circle’s inner section that fire to the outside ring where the patrons are seated.
“The system is designed to maintain stereo imaging of the music for all of the diners as they revolve around the restaurant’s matrix for the ultimate music experience to accompany the amazing views of the city.
“A media player complemented by BSS London processing provides the program material which is a blend of jazz and pop music,” Jason continues. “They also have the capability to modify the system for a DJ.
In terms of performance, “CDD provides absolutely consistent coverage throughout the restaurant with no drop offs, perfect balance and audio quality that’s exceptionally clear and smooth wherever you’re located.
“Because CDD has such wide dispersion, we’d originally planned on 50 speakers for the job but when we plotted it out onsite, we ended up needing only 40 boxes to get exceptional results. The CDD-5’s output and frequency response is unbelievable for a 5” speaker. It’s very dynamic and the perfect choice for a compact, unobtrusive background speaker in a restaurant.
“The client is ecstatic with the system,” Jason concludes, “so much so it looks like this project will turn into another retrofit in the Marriott’s main lobby and bar area.”
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