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.
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.
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
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.
Sonance Professional Series Pendant Speakers
James Loudspeaker Small Aperture Speakers