Mas de Pierre

ABOUT MAS DE PIERRE

This breathtaking 5 star luxury hotel just inland of Saint-Paul-de-Vence in France has reinvented itself with a full renovation to its 20 acre property, including all 76 rooms and suites. The atmosphere is serene and luxurious with every detail carefully curated to deliver an exceptional guest experience.

THE CHALLENGE

As with most hospitality projects, the requirements for Mas de Pierre were diverse. The project would need a guest-friendly user interface for systems throughout the property as well as audio to support everything from guest rooms and suites, to garden walkways and entertainment halls.

METHODOLOGY

With the help of Sonance distributor, Pilote Films, and leaning on the expertise of local integrators, InovaSystem, the team at Mas de Pierre were guided to make a selection for audio to match the 5 star elegance of the luxury resort. InovaSystem is a distinguished custom integration company based in Saint-Laurent-du-Var with over 15 years of experience. They specialize in commercial projects, having gained the confidence and trust of verticals like luxury hospitality, universities, and even palaces

BEYOND EXPECTATION

“The atmosphere that reigns within this resort is aclever mix of zenitude, the French art of living, and aculinary experience. These sensations are throughout the stay and are elevated by the sound ambiance.”

PHILIPPE PANGALLO, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR, INOVASYSTEM

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT

Sonance Professional Series

•In-Ceiling
•High Excursion 4” Woofer
•Pivoting Chambered 1” Soft-Dome Tweeter
•70V/100V Sonance Laminated Core Transformer
•Standard or Low Profile Option for Shallow Depth
Construction

Also featured: Sonance OMNI-6T and
Sonance Professional Series Surface Mount

RESULTS

Each space throughout Le Domaine du Mas de Pierre is a beautiful expression of elegance, complemented with a pleasing ambiance of music that comfortable emanates, seemingly, from everywhere. Sonance Professional Series speakers are tucked into the ceilings of the lobby and guest suites, Sonance Surface Mount speakers provide audio to the pool area, and Sonance Landscape and OMNI products hide among the foliage of the garden areas. The details of audio coverage and discreet form factors provide an elevated guest experience that makes Le Domaine du Mas de Pierre a standout hotel in beautiful Saint-Paul de Vence, France.

LEA Amps Power Iconic Los Angeles Hotel: Hotel Figueroa

LEA Amps Power Iconic Los Angeles Hotel: Hotel Figueroa

One of the longest-standing hotels in Downtown Los Angeles, Hotel Figueroa has been an iconic part of the area for nearly a century. Following a two-year restoration inspired by its original 1926 Spanish architecture, the hotel re-opened for guests in 2021.  However, its legacy audio systems were encountering issues and needed an upgrade from the systems integration team at Drp, who relied on our Connect Series amplifiers to power the historic venue, its restaurants, and other spaces.

Let’s dive in!

THE SPEC

LEA AMPS POWER ICONIC LOS ANGELES HOTEL: HOTEL FIGUEROA

🏢 Venue: Hotel Figueroa | Los Angeles, CA

👷‍♂️ Integrator: Drp

🎶 Audio Spaces: Sparrow Restaurant, La Casita Restaurant, Outdoor Pool Area

🦈 Product Used: CONNECTSERIES  CS704 (qty 4)

THE VENUE

LEA AMPS POWER ICONIC LOS ANGELES HOTEL: HOTEL FIGUEROA

With 268 rooms and suites spread over 14 floors and a pool nestled within a botanical oasis in L.A.’s most dynamic neighborhood, Hotel Figueroa, part of the Hyatt group, is renowned for its style and close proximity to the Crypto.com Arena and L.A. Live, formerly known as Staples Centre, making it the ideal destination for travelers.

THE INTEGRATOR

LEA AMPS POWER ICONIC LOS ANGELES HOTEL: HOTEL FIGUEROA

Drp is a low-voltage cabling contractor based in Los Angeles, California. For over 10 years the company has been a leader in providing fast, professional, cost-effective solutions from cabling to security to audio and video systems.

THE INSTALL

LEA AMPS POWER ICONIC LOS ANGELES HOTEL: HOTEL FIGUEROA

“This was a challenging big project; when we arrived on site we quickly realized it wouldn’t just be about installing a new system. We needed to re-do the infrastructure already in place,”

said Dan Potvin, Founder and Owner at Drp.inc.

“When we first inspected the old system and pulled out the rack it looked like a spider’s web back there. There was no signal wire but data infrastructure wire, so the system was not secure. We had to fix that first before we could even think about installing the LEA amps.”

CS704

Potvin focused on a few main areas of the hotel including two prominent restaurants, Sparrow and La Casita as well as the pool area. Initially, the team came up against supply chain issues with some manufacturers not having amplifiers in stock. This led them to try LEA Professional which had amplifiers in stock and ready to ship. At first, Potvin admitted to being nervous about trying a new manufacturer but after seeing some familiar faces on LEA’s team he knew immediately that this was no start-up company but instead a firm with long-standing industry heavyweights on board. Ultimately Potvin specified four Connect Series 704 amplifiers to power a majority of the hotel.

“Going in with these amps and being able to program one channel to be 70V and one channel to be low impedance, that is huge,” said Potvin. “These have so many useful features, they are very unique within the industry, and that really makes my job easier.”

Adding to the legacy infrastructure at the hotel were the equipment racks, which were not typical audio system racks but instead, IT racks that could not hold much equipment. For Potvin, the Connect Series and its 1U space-saving design meant they were the perfect fit. One challenge the team usually faces when installing amplifiers in a hotel is ensuring that they are not accidentally powered off, especially when they need to run 24/7.

“I’m so glad the on/off button is hidden on the Connect Series, we have had so many issues before where the power button is right on the front of an amp and people accidentally hit the amps off,” said Potvin. “It seems simple, but that can be a real nightmare scenario for us.”

Potvin did need to fix one issue in the hotel after the installation but was able to use the LEA Professional Web UI so he never had to step foot in the AV room. The Web App UI is LEA Professional’s browser-based interface which allows local monitoring of every amplifier connected to the network from any phone, tablet, or PC. In addition, it will enable users to view the status of every channel on any given amp. This alongside the remote control LEA Cloud platform, ensures the integrator, in this case, Potvin is in complete control of the system at all times.

“The first time a DJ was performing the mix was boosted 8-12db and those frequencies will knock you off your chair. I went down to fix it but didn’t even need to open my laptop. Instead, I logged on with my phone’s web browser and I was able to take the low end out in 20 seconds.”

Some areas of the hotel, particularly Sparrow restaurant, were acoustically challenging in terms of their configuration but Potvin was impressed with the power LEA Professional provided.

“Four LEA amps are powering the majority of the hotel and it’s mind-boggling, especially when you see how much audio is in there — it can get very loud,” commented Potvin. “The result was crisp, clear, non-distorted sound quality, even at high levels… it’s very protective of the speakers in the system and easy on an audience.”

THE CONCLUSION

LEA AMPS POWER ICONIC LOS ANGELES HOTEL: HOTEL FIGUEROA

In the future, Potvin will be renovating other areas of the hotel and adding more LEA Professional amplifiers to the system. 

“I mean, in a sense, it was a godsend that there were shipping issues and problems with other manufacturers getting products because it meant I found LEA and I’ve been using them on all my projects since. In an environment where the amplifiers will be on 24/7, I would only use LEA Professional.”

We’d like to thank Dan Potvin and his team at Drp for choosing our amps for this killer installation and we hope that the audio systems will continue to deliver reliable audio for Hotel Figueroa and their guests for years to come.

If you have any questions or feedback about using amplifiers for systems like this or any other projects, feel free to fill out the form below or reach out to us on our social media channels.

Homewood Hotel and Spa

ABOUT HOMEWOOD

Homewood Hotel and Spa is a privately owned luxury countryside hotel in Somerset, UK.  The ten acre property welcomes guests with an elegant mixture of historic architecture and modern luxury, complete with fine dining, plush rooms, and spa amenities

THE CHALLENGE

Setting itself apart from other boutique hotels, and enhancing the guest experience of its outdoor spaces, Homewood recognized a need for completing the atmosphere by adding the right touch of audio. Adding an audio system would be a great complement to their stunning outdoor terrace dining, but it had to be discreetly hidden and it had to provide an even, balanced listening experience for the comfort of the guests. The music had to be loud enough for guests to be drawn in, but low enough for comfortable conversation.

METHODOLOGY

In order to provide an even and balanced listening experience throughout the terrace, Tim and his team installed Sonance Landscape Series. The system includes 16 satellite speakers that are staked along the perimeter, and two 12” in-ground subwoofers. Their strategic placement allow the system to blend in while blanketing the space with comfortable music.

BEYOND EXPECTATION

“We’ve discovered that the excellent detail and bandwidth available from Sonance actually allows the system to run at a lower volume level while keeping the perception of audio quality. In this way the system produces a relaxing backdrop, encouraging social interaction without competing with it. It’s perfect for the subtle but enveloping audio quality and control that Ian was seeking for the terrace.”

TIM MOSS, MOSS OF BATH

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT

Sonance Landscape Series : LS4T, LS12T Designed to mimic a landscape lighting aesthetic. Sonance Laminated Core Transformer with adjustable tap for 70V/100V or 8 Ohm configuration. UV-resistant composite enclosure.  

RESULTS

The Ian and Christa are astounded with the audio quality of the Sonance Landscape Series system. Hotel guests enjoy exceptional music to complete their experience on the terrace, whether it is dining during the day, or partying on a Friday night.

Rancho Santa Fe Residence

ABOUT THE HOME

A stunning, airy estate tucked into the gentle hills just inland of San Diego, California, this Rancho Santa Fe home maximizes the use of natural light and open space for a grand feeling of elegance.

“When we walked into this home to see it after completion, I noticed something felt really magical. Beautiful natural light flows throughout, the artfully designed open concept invites you in, and exquisitely even, balanced music playing from completely invisible speakers puts you perfectly at ease.”

ADAM BOEHRER, SONANCE MARKETING TEAM

THE CHALLENGE

With elegance and simplicity of the utmost importance, creating a system for this stunning home had to include the most design-conscious solutions. The homeowner, a well known interior design professional, wanted to enjoy the comforts and luxuries that technology brings to a home without the distraction of bulky hardware and equipment. This exquisite home design prioritized natural light and beautiful, yet subtle stone accent walls. To make her dream home a reality, the homeowner enlisted the support of builder Herbst Construction, and technology experts, Modern Home Systems. Having worked with both teams of experts before, the homeowner knew her project would be in great hands.

REQUIREMENTS

The ultimate goal for this design-forward home was to incorporate technology that is designed to disappear throughout. The minimalist
aesthetic along with the open floor plan made lighting and speakers with no sight lines a must. The whole system needed to be easy to use and the music comfortable to listen to.

METHODOLOGY

Modern Home Systems utilized a collection of technologies to promote simplicity and elegance throughout the home. As an audio solution, Sonance Invisible Series speakers were installed. These speakers boast no compromise in audio quality or design, outperforming most traditional in-ceiling and in-wall speakers without the distraction of speaker grilles. Lutron Palladiom Keypads provided an easy to use, all-in-one system with a beautiful flush aesthetic thanks to Sonance’s TRUFIG mounting technology.

BEYOND EXPECTATION

“This is a house that feels like a home. Each room is unique, but they each intentionally flow together. The attention to detail in construction is obvious. The minimalism speaks for itself.”

OTTO BENSON CEO
MODERN HOME SYSTEMS

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT

Sonance Invisible Series speakers and subwoofers are perfectly suited to deliver astonishing audio that magically emanates from everywhere without a visible trace. They feature Sonance Motion Flex Technology to deliver crisp detail at an impressively wide dispersion for distributed music applications and surround sound. When design is the first priority and audio simply cannot be compromised, Sonance Invisible Series is the only solution.

RESULTS

This stunning, light-filled, San Diego escape was designed for clean sight lines and minimal visual intrusion from technology. Modern Home Systems made that dream a reality from top to bottom. Sonance Invisible Series speakers now fill the entire house with beautifully even, balance audio coverage and no grilles in sight. Lutron Palladiom Keypads fit neatly into the wall and create a simple, easy to use system that doesn’t distract the eye. Despite being in a global pandemic, the builder, Herbst Construction handled the project with no delays from start to finish.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT

Sonance Invisible Series speakers and subwoofers are perfectly suited to deliver astonishing audio that magically emanates from everywhere without a visible trace. They feature Sonance Motion Flex Technology to deliver crisp detail at an impressively wide dispersion for distributed music applications and surround sound. When design is the first priority and audio simply cannot be compromised, Sonance Invisible Series is the only solution.

The MAW Gallery

mero concepts is a boutique residential and commercial A/V integration firm based in Cedar Park, a suburb of Austin, TX. As Founder/CEO Marc Oliveri explained, mero concepts has earned a reputation for carefully considering every detail on behalf of each client, from using the finest products to installation and maintenance procedures leading to best possible outcomes for their clients. This was the case when addressing the needs of The MAW Gallery, a newly constructed space dedicated to the presentation of select fine arts in Austin, TX.

 

The MAW Gallery, Austin, Texas

TREPIDATIONS

“The first thing I can recall the owner saying to me was that she wanted no audio at all in the gallery, for fear that the speakers would visually distract viewers’ attention,”

Oliveri

Initially, the project included data systems, security and cameras—but no audio. After looking at the plans, Oliveri thoughtfully offered some options for a discreet audio solution based upon the customization capabilities of James Loudspeaker. “We have worked with the team at James Loudspeaker for years serving our client’s homes, and their ability to accommodate the needs of each project with custom solutions really gives us an edge in the marketplace.” The gallery owner agreed to the A/V system based on the stipulation that “it had to blend in.”

Artwork on display at The MAW Gallery

OPTIMIZED POWER

Oliveri and his talented crew deployed a Control4 solution for the user interface and as an entertainment source in the gallery, and featured their music streamer along with an Apple TV—routing video content to a single Sony 77-inch OLED display, used mostly for classes and Q&A sessions with world-renowned artists as well as content from the Art Legacy Live app. Power to the eight pairs of speakers comes from an AudioControl Director® Model M6800 16-channel amplifier, delivering 200 watts per channel (into 4-ohm speakers as used here) from a sleek, 2U chassis. “We selected the AudioControl amplifier because it has superior power and performance, it has available drivers for Control4 interface and because of the M6800’s onboard DSP that contains profiles for many architectural speaker brands including James Loudspeaker. This saved us considerable time dialing in each zone to sound optimal.”

Equipment rack featuring AudioControl Director Model M6800 amplifier

DEFINING CUSTOMIZATION

Oliveri came up with a strategy for concealing the source of the sound throughout the gallery, suspending James Loudspeaker PD620.4 6.5-inch two-way pendant speakers from the ceiling. But his clever strategy also included custom conduit containing the speaker wire and suspending each pendant—which the team at James Loudspeaker manufactured for him to specification. Oliveri then Equipment rack featuring AudioControl Director Model M6800 amplifier James Loudspeaker PD620.4 pendant speaker acquired paint from the same source that had supplied the gallery’s painters and shipped it to the James Loudspeaker factory, where the speakers and sections of conduit were meticulously finished for a perfect décor match. So impressed was the gallery owner with the custom paint work, the team at mero concepts proceeded to disassemble all of the alarm and camera parts as well as the Wi-Fi access point covers, shipping a container full of small bits to also be custom painted. “We were already quite impressed with the products and services offered by James Loudspeaker, but to custom paint our array of miscellaneous parts from other manufacturers really speaks to how dedicated this company is to their dealers,” Oliveri stated.

Custom painted pendant speakers disappear into the ceiling
Wi-Fi access point and security camera dressed in custom paint
James Loudspeaker FXCQ620S ceiling speaker

SPEAKER SPECIFICS

The gallery audio system featured 12 of the James Loudspeaker PD620.4 speakers plus a pair of custom painted FXCQ620S in-ceiling speakers in the reception area and each restroom. The PD620.4 was engineered for a wide variety of applications including high open-ceiling environments such as The MAW Gallery. Featuring a 6.5-inch aluminum cone woofer and a 1-inch aluminum dome tweeter, the PD620.4 has excellent efficiency, dispersion, durability and power handling. For the reception area and restrooms, the FXCQ620S in-ceiling

Loudspeakers were selected, delivering superb sound from a 6.5-inch aluminum cone woofer with a Santoprene® surround mated to the legendary James Loudspeaker Quad-Tweeter Array, featuring four aluminum ¾-inch aluminum dome tweeters angled precisely in a 22.5° offset array for wide dispersion, high power handling and low distortion. The materials used in these speakers make them ideally suited to high-humidity areas such as these gallery restrooms. The enclosures of both the PD620.4 and the FXCQ620S are constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum.

When all was said and done, the client was thrilled with the outcome. The staff as well as visitors to the gallery all enjoy the visually discreet technology throughout the facility. “All of us at mero concepts have a high level of respect for the quality of engineering, manufacturing and overall service we consistently receive from James Loudspeaker—but their nearly limitless customization capability is what truly sets them apart from all other audio suppliers and enables us to deliver the best entertainment systems tailored for each client.”

James Loudspeaker FXCQ620S ceiling speaker installed
Artwork on display at The MAW Gallery

The Point DC

The Point DC

ABOUT THE POINT DC

Stationed at the tip of Buzzard Point in Washington D.C., where the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers meet, The Point D.C. waterfront restaurant occupies the building of the former U.S. Coast Guard headquarters and former FBI Headquarters.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Best-in-class fidelity and performance for 70V/100V applications  that disappears into the design of each zone
  • Find an audio solution with common voicing and even, balanced coverage to connect with people in each zone for world class ambiance anywhere on the property
  • Weatherproof rated audio solution that can withstand the elements on the outdoor patio
  • Simple and easy to use system for the staff to use with ease
  • Audio system that is capable of adjusting to provide ambient music or more powerful sound for larger private events

THE CHALLENGE

With a reputation for amazing cuisine and world-class ambiance, the D.C. based hospitality group Fish & Fire Food Group knew that they wanted to create a space that would not only be aesthetically pleasing and draw customers in, but also incorporated the highest quality, yet easy to use, audio system that would set them apart from other local restaurants.

With numerous zones throughout the 12,500 square foot property, including 22-foot ceilings with exposed ductwork in the main dining room, a private dining room, and an outdoor patio area, the challenge was to deliver best-in-class sound, while ensuring volume levels were comfortable to listen to in any location.

The space was also purposefully built with future opportunities in mind that could easily transform from restaurant to event space, depending on the needs of the customer. These needs would range from the ability to achieve clear, beautiful sound for day-to-day operations, or more powerful bass for private events.

With a very broad vision, and a desire for high-quality audio to elevate the distinct spaces throughout the property, the team at Fish & Fire Food Group reached out to Hill Residential dealer, One Source Systems, for their unique, creative, and technical capabilities and for their ability to bring world-class technology into the space to bring their vision to life.

METHODOLOGY

Professional audio integration is more than merely filling a space with sound. It’s a tangible design element and a critical part of the space’s environment that is meant to create a mood and elevate the senses without distracting from the designer’s vision and aesthetic goals. For over 30 years, the architectural speaker pioneers at Sonance have continually explored and refined the fine art of musical fidelity within a designed space, with their series of award-winning speakers.

“I know the team at the Fish & Fire Food Group understands how audio enhances the experience more than most restaurateurs, so we wanted to make sure that whatever we installed was something that would complement the space and totally enhance the customer experience. When we have a client like the team at Fish & Fire Food Group that has demanding requirements for sound and aesthetics, it’s a no brainer for us to go with Sonance. Sonance has the best 70V speakers that I have ever heard.”

– Randy Baker, Co-Founder

One Source Systems

BEYOND EXPECTATION

“We did not want hold back on any of the bells and whistles because we know what a profound impact they can have on a space, which is why we required a state-of-the-art audio system. One Source Systems knew that to meet my expectations, we needed a well-balanced, clear, and easy-to-use audio system in our very complicated and diverse environment that had lots of challenging zones. I told One Source Systems to only use the best of the best because I did not want any subpar equipment in our restaurant and that is why together we picked Sonance and James Loudspeaker audio solutions. Sonance and James Loudspeaker provided a technically sophisticated system to achieve the right sounds in different areas and I have a feeling that those details will help increase business. People may not realize it, but oftentimes the memory of an occasion is tied not only to the food you ate, but the song you listened to or what was playing during that moment. Those little details paired with the waterfront views makes this an occasion-based destination and is what keeps people coming back.” – Gregory Casten, Founder The Point D.C.

RESULTS

The team at One Source Systems wanted to ensure that they integrated consistent, even balanced audio throughout the entire restaurant that was not only comfortable to listen to, but also easy to manage. They turned to Sonance for their highly acclaimed audio solutions.

In the main dining room, Sonance 8” Pendant Speakers were used not only for their best-in-class fidelity and uncompromised sonic performance in 70V/100V, but also for their minimalist design to blend discretely into the environment.

In the private dining room, two pairs of James Loudspeaker Small Aperture® Series speakers were installed and paired with a James Loudspeaker PowerPipe Subwoofer to fill the space with rich, detailed bass frequencies without interfering with the décor and to ensure that top notch technology would enhance this room for private events.

Throughout the waterfront outdoor patio area, over 25 Sonance Mariner 86 Speakers were utilized to not only attract clientele passing by on the surrounding marina, but for their reliability in withstanding the outdoor elements.

The placement of speakers throughout the property provides a consistent and comfortable listening experience to not only set the ambiance, but to also help make each visit nothing short of magical.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Sonance Professional Series Pendant Speakers

James Loudspeaker Small Aperture Speakers

CONCERT & TOURING​

CASE STUDY:
Concert & Touring:
School & University Sound Systems
OUR MISSION
UNITE YOUR AUDIENCE
Martin Audio delivers rich, clear sound that envelops the audience helping to ensure that the next generation are inspired.

With MLA, the level from the front to the rear of the seating area changes considerably less than with a traditional speaker system, and the tonal quality is significantly more uniform. Knowing that people in the cheap seats are getting the whole mix is so great!

Ken Newman, FOH Engineer, Barry Manilow

Signature Sound, Class Leading Coverage and Performance

Martin Audio was founded to manufacture live performance loudspeakers for the supergroups of the 1970s, allowing such bands as Pink Floyd, The Who and Supertramp to play to larger audiences and be heard properly for the first time. Since then, Martin Audio has earned a reputation for supplying superb sound systems across the spectrum of sound reinforcement and for a wealth of tours and concerts. Renowned for integrity in design, technical excellence and longevity of its products, Martin Audio offers a comprehensive range of touring speakers suitable for every type of venue, performance and application, with a focus on full frequency sound, control, coverage and consistency. With a global network of committed rental partners and a proven track record, means whether it’s a one off concert or a world tour the quality, performance and support for the system is assured.

Stadium Loudspeaker Sound Systems

CASE STUDY:

Stadium

Loudspeaker Sound Systems

OUR MISSION
UNITE YOUR AUDIENCE

Martin Audio delivers rich, clear sound that envelops the audience helping to ensure that the next generation are inspired.

The client’s reaction has been very positive in terms of the tremendous improvement in overall sound quality.

TSI on GCS Ballpark, home of the Gateway Grizzlies

Signature Sound, Class Leading Coverage and Performance

Since 1971, Martin Audio has been designing and manufacturing from its British headquarters high performance professional loudspeaker and electronics systems for both touring and permanent installation.

We have an extensive record of successful and award winning installations within a variety of worldwide educational spaces including halls, auditoria, theatre, hospitality as well as commencement and graduation events.

Martin Audio’s wide portfolio of loudspeaker solutions meet the variety of needs and challenges that education facilities face, while helping to guarantee a consistency of sound dynamics between different loudspeakers, as well as working within different project budget scenarios.

Critically, Martin Audio systems incorporate award winning patented technology to deliver superior coverage and consistency for the audience and articulate both speech and musical genres flawlessly to truly connect to their audience.

Portfolio Recommendations

EDUCATION: SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY SOUND SYSTEMS

CASE STUDY:
Education:
School & University Sound Systems

OUR MISSION
UNITE YOUR AUDIENCE

Martin Audio delivers rich, clear sound that envelops the audience helping to ensure that the next generation are inspired.

The aging and unreliable analogue solution was transformed into a world-class, modern, digital solution befitting of the cultural significance of the Great Hall to the University and local community.

Peter Coman, InDesign Technologies

Signature Sound, Class Leading Coverage and Performance

Since 1971, Martin Audio has been designing and manufacturing from its British headquarters high performance professional loudspeaker and electronics systems for both touring and permanent installation.

We have an extensive record of successful and award winning installations within a variety of worldwide educational spaces including halls, auditoria, theatre, hospitality as well as commencement and graduation events.

Martin Audio’s wide portfolio of loudspeaker solutions meet the variety of needs and challenges that education facilities face, while helping to guarantee a consistency of sound dynamics between different loudspeakers, as well as working within different project budget scenarios.

Critically, Martin Audio systems incorporate award winning patented technology to deliver superior coverage and consistency for the audience and articulate both speech and musical genres flawlessly to truly connect to their audience.

Portfolio Recommendations

Tahoe Residence

Tahoe Residence

ABOUT THE HOME

This minimalistic mountain escape ties in elements of a cozy cabin with the luxurious amenities of a modern home. Careful details are discreetly and purposefully placed throughout the space to enhance the luxury experience.

“The overall design of this house is incredible. There are so many fine details and steps taken to give you a comfortable feeling when you are there and to make it more about the setting and less about the house itself.”

   –  Igor Reoutt, Custom Integrator

THE CHALLENGE

Having a home that is rich with unique features while maintaining a clean and minimalistic aesthetic was important to the homeowner, which lead them to Ryan Group Architects. This Truckee, California based architectural design studio makes it their mission to “shape architecture & interiors that influence the way people live.”

Designing a space where every element has its place and purpose, RGA focused on every painstaking detail to ensure an elevated experience. Understanding that those details include lighting, audio, and other technical elements, the homeowner turned to technology design expert, Igor Reoutt.

The custom integrator believes that a home’s environment impacts the inhabitants’ mood, energy, and overall well being. By selecting products with minimalistic design and premium performance, while ensuring that every aspect of the system is easy to operate, the integrator was able to introduce the perfect solutions in harmony with the overall design goals for the team at RGA and the homeowner.

METHODOLOGY

The custom integrator selected lighting and audio hardware with matching trim and finish to minimize their appearance throughout the home. Lucifer lighting was selected along with Sonance Architectural Series Discreet Opening speakers. To bring the technology to life and keep the system easy to use, the integrator specified Lutron Palladiom keypads with Sonance TRUFIG mounting technology for a flush keypad aesthetic, and IPORT Surface Mount for mounted iPad touch panel control. Pulling together the audio, video, and lighting, they programmed the home control system to be simply controlled from any iPad docked at LAUNCH BaseStations and in IPORT Surface Mount locations throughout the home.

BEYOND EXPECTATION

“Sonance Architectural Series Discreet Opening System was a great feature. We were able to use Sonance DSP amplifiers to power the speaker systems which gave us the ability to calibrate the audio to the unique acoustics of the home. It’s tuned so it doesn’t echo through the house.”

– Igor Reoutt, Custom Integrator

RESULTS

This beautiful mountain escape doesn’t miss a single detail. Everything comes together in harmony to provide a luxurious experience that enhances the overall environment and feeling of being in the home.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT

The Discreet Opening System is an optimized speaker layout of four or more AS38RS Satellite Speakers and bandpass subwoofers tucked into the ceiling to achieve breathtaking sound quality. Their 4” discreet opening and flush finish matches many elegant downlighting to make the speakers and light blend into the ceiling surface and virtually disappear. The Sonance Architectural Series finish is achieved using TRUFIG mounting technology, a reliable and repeatable installation process that provides precision placement and finish to support the finest interior designs.

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