Based in Baltimore, Dynamic Sound Level has undertaken many projects in conjunction together with Atlas Restaurant Group over the decades, not only in their own city, but as well in Houston, Florida and Washington DC. Each time, Martin Audio has been the preferred sound system.
This is also the case of their latest venture just a few feet from their front door within the Baltimore’s Harbor East neighborhood. It is situated in the historical Bagby Furniture Building, Monarque is a brand new 135-seat French Steakhouse that is designed to highlight the city’s top entertainers, from poets, actors and musicians to contortionists , and sword swallowers who perform live on the stage.
Dynamic Sound Level Director, Mike Denoe, explained that the best loudspeaker needs to be able to showcase this flexibility. “We required a speaker that could be used not just to play background music, but also for live music, vocalists and spoken words. We decided that that the CDD Series was the ideal for the job.”
When he made his choice, he was able to count on the faith of a person who has worked on Martin Audio systems for many years … “as far back as when the AQ series was around,” the expert says. “The CDD series sounds great from the beginning and requires no EQ. It’s a very versatile and clean looking box that is stunning in every venue and is virtually invisible in the environment.”
To keep the project from being a distraction to be discreet, the three CDD8 and the pair of CDD10 that were selected had to be custom-finished in the RAL clay brown according to the specifications of the architect. Martha Callaghan from Martin Audio North America was able to guide the project ream through the paint procedure.
The CDD10s were anchored on the stage by two SX212 (2 12″) subs that were recessed into the wall. Meanwhile, the CDD8’s were used to serve the main dining space. The pair of Blackline XP12 were also supplied to monitor the stage for artists.
The SX110 was a further trio of ultra-compact (1 10″) subwoofers were located in the bar to accommodate eleven of the 26 high sounding C6.8T ceiling speakers chosen (with another six being dedicated to the diner room). Four C4.8T and a few more C6.8T as well as an attractive ADORN A55 custom-painted keep the sound going through the dining area and lounge spaces, in addition to adjacent areas, such as bathrooms, the entrance walkway and the hostess station. The ceiling speakers in the recessed areas were finished in black.
The rationale for the design of multi-zonal zones, Mike Denoe states, “We desire all zones of the facility to be autonomously monitored to create a more balanced and well-balanced structure. We don’t want any an area to dominate another.” This project has more than eight zones were created within the structure, along with the ninth being outside.
Denoe is thrilled that he could meet the needs of the owner and architect “who had wanted the speakers to ‘disappear’ from the beams, due to the historic nature of the restaurant and ornate ceiling.”
In the end, he states that his client has always been very pleased with the quality of Martin Audio’s services in all of his locations. “Once once more, Martin Audio has been capable of providing high-quality audio to the customer as well as their patrons. Martin Audio has met all the criteria and demands that the customer would like. Martin Audio’s sound quality Martin Audio provides allows for enjoyment in every sort of location.”
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