Cowboys Saloon is the newest tenant at Syracuse, New York’s Destiny Mall. With its roots in Florida, Cowboys Saloon has opened strategic locations throughout the country, and the 13,000 square-foot Destiny location exemplifies the brand’s commitment to entertaining its patrons with a full-blooded country & western experience.
To support a live stage devoted mainly to country music, and a healthy dose of rock music and DJ sets thrown in, local A/V integration firm Visual Technologies used ten of Ashly Audio’s KLR-Series dual-channel amplifiers.
Rich Trombitas, regional sales & product manager with A/V manufacturers rep firm Cardone, Solomon & Associates (CS&A), which handles Ashly Audio gear in New York City and northern New Jersey, assisted Jim Blair, sales manager at Visual Technologies with the system design at Cowboys Saloon.
In a single day, Trombitas traveled to Syracuse from New York City, surveyed the space, met with the owner, went back to Visual Technologies, designed the system with Blair, compiled a materials list, and drove back home.
“The two keys to the project’s success were having the owner meet us halfway on the budget and designing a system that was as powerful and reliable as they really needed to pull off the promise of the brand on what was – despite the owner’s flexibility – still a tight budget,” Trombitas says.
The ten Ashly KLR-Series amplifiers were an integral part of making it work. “We needed dynamic, high-power, low-cost amplification,” he continues. “The Ashly KLR-2000, for example, is one of the best values on the market, especially when bridged mono as we did to power some Renkus-Heinz subwoofers at Cowboys Saloon.” Indeed, three Ashly KLR-2000 amps bridged mono at 2,000W power three Renkus-Heinz CFX218S dual-18 subwoofers for the stage. Four Renkus-Heinz CFX101 point arrays handle the stage’s full-range material, two per side. A single beefy Ashly KLR-4000 delivers 2,000W per channel to power them, two CFX101s per amp channel. Another Ashly KLR-4000 powers four Renkus-Heinz CFX121M stage monitors (again, two per amp channel).
Cowboys Saloon’s dining and dancing area features four Renkus-Heinz CFX121 loudspeakers powered by a single Ashly KLR-3200 (1,600W per channel at two loudspeakers per amp channel), with low-end support from two Renkus-Heinz CFX12S subwoofers. A single Ashly KLR-2000 bridged mono powers them. Six existing 8-inch two-way loudspeakers, powered by a single Ashly KLR-2000, cover the bar, with another Renkus-Heinz CFX12S subwoofer powered by one channel of an Ashly KLR-2000 amplifier. Its other channel powers yet another CFX12S subwoofer in the “audience area” of Cowboys Saloon. Finally, an Ashly KLR-3200 powers four more Renkus-Heinz CFX121 loudspeakers in that same “audience area.”
A 24-channel digital mixing console with a digital snake serves as the main input to the system, with DSP support from a Symetrix Prism 16×16.