Management at The Canopy by Hilton, a new boutique hotel in West Palm Beach, invested in the installation of an assortment of loudspeakers from DAS Audio to meet several sound reinforcement applications.
Greg Gilman, who is involved in a range of sound and music endeavors throughout the West Palm Beach area, was contracted to manage the venue’s sound system installation. Working in conjunction with Oakland Park, FL-based TM Sound, an AV design/build firm, the combined team deployed DAS loudspeakers that include the company’s WR, Quantum, and Artec Series lines.
“Most of the install inside the hotel is a blend of a stereo sound system reinforced by distributed audio,: Gilman explains. “The entryway of the lobby has two Quantum 23-TW loudspeakers, which provide guests entering the premises their first taste of the venue’s high-quality sound. Inside the Banter restaurant, there are two Artec 310.96-W loudspeakers that fill the room effortlessly — without the need for increased volume. This setup provides balanced sound, enabling servers to interact comfortably with their guests, and for the guests to enjoy fine dining accompanied by great sound.”
Meanwhile, the Treehouse on the hotel’s 13th Floor (pictured below) is intended to offer guests an unique nightlife experience without having to leave the hotel. Here the choice was four Artec 506-W loudspeakers, one in each corner facing toward the center of the room and accompanied by two Quantum 10-W subwoofers residing next to the couches. Treehouse also has an outdoor bar and patio area, equipped with four DAS WR-8826-DXW loudspeakers. “Our greatest challenge in this area was to offer incredible sound and high energy without disturbing the neighbors,” Gilman notes.
The pool is covered by six WR-6412-DXW loudspeakers joined by two WR-322-DX subwoofers that are hidden in the planter areas. “This is where the owners asked us to ensure the sound would be very high energy,” he says. “and this combination of loudspeakers certainly delivered! I should also add that DAS power amplifiers drive every single loudspeaker throughout the entire hotel.”
The new systems were installed in February and went live immediately. “Everyone who hears the system for the first time is in complete awe! One of my favorite moments of this build was the day we finished tuning the pool deck,” Gilman concludes. “We had the volume turned up for testing and the general manager approached us grinning from ear to ear to inform us that his wife called to tell him that the system sounded amazing. DAS Audio’s support services also deserve credit. There is not a time I can recall that any question I had was not promptly answered by the DAS team. This really has been a win-win experience for everyone involved.”