Nevada Smith’s, a Manhattan mecca for fans of European soccer, recently contracted design-install firm AV/NY to install a high-tech, audio-visual system for its relocation to 100 Third Avenue, with the new multi-million-dollar megapub outfitted with QSC Audio K Series and AcousticDesign loudspeakers driven by RMXa Series amplifiers.
The dynamic system delivers “larger-than-life” audio quality to match the two huge projection screens and numerous flat-screen HD displays installed throughout the venue.
“It was important for us to design a system that made Nevada Smith’s fans feel like they were right in the football stadium,” says Daryl Kral, a former Broadway sound engineer and owner of AV/NY. “During our initial meetings it was evident that Nevada Smith’s wanted to go big, offering their customers the best sound system and the biggest screens New York City has to offer.”
The venue, which occupies three floors and a mezzanine, includes two full-service bars, a separate wine bar, and a VIP room.
“In the large entranceway we used QSC powered K8 eight-inch two-way speakers and the powered dual-12-inch KSubs built into the wall in order to deliver the initial ‘wow’ factor,” Kral reports. AD-52st ceiling loudspeakers paired with AD-81tw ceiling subwoofers, powered by RMXa amplifiers, help recreate the atmosphere of the entrance tunnel into the stadium. AV/NY also installed the same complement of QSC loudspeakers that are in the main entranceway in the hallways on the three upper levels.
In the main bar area there are six active K10 (10-inch) two-way loudspeakers yoke-mounted high along the walls and either side of the 25-foot automated drop-down projection screen. Four KSubs are hidden in the bar and tiled columns below the four 52-inch HDTVs.
“The K Series loudspeakers deliver an aggressive full-range, high-fidelity sound that meet our demands perfectly,” says Kral, who used the same loudspeaker complement in the venue’s other viewing rooms.
And the owners of Nevada Smith’s have expressed their satisfaction. “It’s sometimes difficult for customers in the beginning to envision what their venue will sound like when we’re done, but the guys at Nevada Smith’s trusted us to deliver on our promise,” Kral concludes. “By the time they were ready to open, the owners told us that we had surpassed their vision of what an audio system can do. We’re thankful for all the wonderful opportunity’s our customers have given to us and for companies like QSC that continue to manufacture reliable high performance equipment that help us to push the boundaries of audio and video design and installation.”