Veza Sur is a Miami-born craft brewery with Latin-American roots. Located in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami, this establishment is all about great brews and good vibes. To ensure great sound was provided, Veza Sur elected to deploy loudspeakers for both the inside and patio areas from the WR and Artec Series catalogs of DAS Audio.
Sound Investment Audio was contracted to handle the Veza Sur project. Working closely with John Fiorito, East Coast territory regional manager for Sound Investment Audio, the team ultimately assembled a SR system consisting of eight DAS WR-6412FX 2-way passive enclosures, four WR-322SFX bass reflex subwoofers, six Artec 308 2-way passive enclosures, and two Artec 322S bass reflex subwoofers.
“Veza Sur is the newest brewery to open in Wynwood,” Fiorito explains. “It hosts a monthly concert series called Veza Sur Unplugged as well as DJs on weekends. The beers are great and refreshing. At the same time, music is important for anyone with Latin American roots, and so it matters to Veza Sur. Veza Sur is set up in such a way that it’s very easy for people to move between the patio and indoor areas, so house management wanted loudspeakers that provided plenty of SPL throughout the entire space. Being that Miami is a tropical area with lots of rain and high humidity, they also wanted to ensure that the loudspeakers placed on the patio were properly designed for this type of environment. This led to the deployment of the WR Series loudspeakers on the patio, while the Artec loudspeakers are installed inside.”
All that separates the inside from the patio area is a glass wall that spans the entire length of the space. On the inside, the Sound Investment Audio team placed the two Artec 308 point source enclosures above the glass wall—near the ceiling—angled down to cover the patron area. At each end of the room, the team positioned a single Artec 308 on the end walls, angled down and facing into the room. On the opposite wall, there are two additional Artec 308 enclosures. These are positioned in the corners at each end of the bar and face down into the patron area. For low frequency support, the two DAS Artec 322S subwoofers are positioned up against the ceiling, with one enclosure each at the extreme ends of the room, directly above the Artec 308 enclosures.
On the patio, the eight DAS WR-6412FX point source loudspeakers are positioned four enclosures on each side of the area’s retractable awning structure, aimed down onto the patrons. The four WR-322SFX subwoofers are positioned at floor level, stacked two each and positioned in the opposite corners. In both spaces, all mid/high enclosures run in stereo while the subwoofers run in monaural.
When queried about those attributes that made the DAS WR and Artec Series loudspeakers the right combination for this project, Fiorito offered the following comments, “DAS Audio has designed superior weatherproof loudspeakers that work in many applications. The constant directivity, rotatable horn, and short throw speakers deliver great sound quality without disturbing neighbors and provide true clarity. They are also affordable and do not gouge the pocketbook of the venue owner. Further, DAS provides excellent quality mounting hardware.”
On many installed sound projects, questions inevitably arise. When asked about his experience with the quality of DAS Audio’s customer and technical support services, Fiorito was very complimentary. “DAS has excellent technical support,” he reports. Equally important, the Miami-based DAS Audio team exhibits a professional, caring, and responsive approach to their customers. The entire staff is very passionate about sound. They’re a pleasure to work with.”
Veza Sur’s new sound system was installed in April and, since then, everyone appears to be very pleased with its performance. Javier O. Garcia, one of Veza Sur’s managers, offered the following thoughts, “We are delighted with our new system, and happy to be featuring such a great sound system. We now have wonderfully rich sound. DJs, guests, and our staff are ecstatic with how good the system sounds.”