Bubba’s 33 is a chain of family-friendly sports restaurants known for made-from-scratch pizza and fresh-ground burgers with spaces designed for everything from after-work happy-hour to little-league victory celebrations.
The walls of Bubba’s 33 restaurants are lined with “more TVs than tables,” originally utilizing surface-mount loudspeakers between the TVs. To free up wall space for additional TVs, Bubba’s 33’s Colorado Springs location now uses D6 full-range coaxial loudspeakers and D10SUB subwoofers from Community Professional.
The chain’s first ceiling loudspeaker systems were 70-volt designs provided by No Static Pro Audio of Burbank, California. Although the owners were satisfied with these systems, they asked Eugene Gordon of No Static to “step it up a notch”.
Gordon offered to retrofit the Colorado Springs restaurant with Community’s D SERIES loudspeakers and he recommended rewiring the system for 8-ohm operation. He says, “Sometimes it’s hard to explain how something can sound better going from high impedance to low, so we thought we’d let the speakers do the talking.”
No Static rewired the Colorado Springs system and replaced the existing loudspeakers with fifty black Community D6 full-range coaxial loudspeakers and fifteen D10SUB subwoofers all powered by Lab Gruppen E-Series amplifiers. Gordon noted, “After the retrofit, the D6 speakers sold themselves and are now Bubbas 33’s new standard moving forward.”
DSP and auto-mixing services are provided by an Ashly Protea and Bubba’s 33 staff can control both audio and video with an iPad Pro. The system includes a Shure wireless microphone for staff meetings and private parties and a DVD player for movies offered in a supervised children’s room on weekly “date nights”.
Gordon said when the Colorado Springs owner came to hear the new system on opening night, he walked in with a big grin on his face saying, “I could hear the difference from outside.”