More than two dozen Round One Bowling And Amusement Centers across the U.S. have been outfitted with Bose Professional loudspeakers via systems specified and installed by integrator Edwards Technologies.
Over the bowling lanes, Bose RoomMatch Utility loudspeakers are paired with either Bose Panaray MB4 modular subwoofers or MB210 compact subwoofers, while above the pool tables and arcade games, Bose FreeSpace DS 100SE pendant-type loudspeakers provide coverage. All loudspeakers are powered by Bose PowerMatch PM8500N amplifiers, with their network capabilities employed for an array of additional applications.
“We love the Bose products for these installations,” says Guy O’Hazza, senior account executive at Edwards Technologies. “In fact, we love them so much that they’re all we’ve been using for the Round One locations for the last three years, ever since they entered the U.S. market.”
Combined with the video and light systems created by Edwards Technologies for the “Cosmic Bowling” nighttime bowl concept, Bose Professional helps create an immersive environment. “In the larger installations, we’re finding that the MB210 subwoofers can provide between 10 and 15 dB more volume,” O’Hazza notes. “And the RoomMatch Utility speakers provide a ton of sound without impeding the sightlines to the video screens.”
O’Hazza further explains the role of the PowerMatch PM8500N amplifiers. “They are incredibly flexible — we can run them at 70 volts or at either four or eight ohms, and we can combine channels, so we can have maximum output,” he explains. “But what’s really fantastic is their networked capability means that we can monitor them online and they are accessible by our 24/7 support desk. If there’s ever a problem with one or volume needs adjustment, we can just log on remotely and make the change immediately. That’s a tremendous benefit for the client and for us. Our goal was to help Round One deliver a fun and dynamic environment for all guests who visit the bowling lanes at these locations, and Bose helps make that happen. Combined with their great sound, it’s clear why Bose is everyone’s choice here.”