Dubliners Drink to Sygma

Foothill Ranch, CA | April, 2009 - Deep in the heart of New York City’s Financial District, two blocks from Wall Street, the newly refurbished Dubliner Irish pub opened its doors in March, equipped with a compact Renkus-Heinz SYGMA SG Series distributed sound system, installed by Starview Satellite Corporation of Flushing, NY.

The pub, housed in a Victorian era building and surrounded by cobbled streets, features three dining areas and one large bar area. Quiet chatter and fine dining during weekday working lunches is accompanied by low level background music from the sound system; evenings see the place abuzz with city gossip and higher level music.

Four SGX41 cabinets, tucked away under the wooden ceiling beams, serve each of the two small dining areas. A further eight SGX41s cover the larger dining area, while the bar area has six SGX41s, with each area augmented by a separate in-ceiling subwoofer.

The SGX41 features the same audiophile-quality coaxial driver as the hugely successful ICONYX line of digitally steerable loudspeakers, combining a 4" woofer with a 1" soft dome tweeter. Mounted in a vented wooden 6x7x6" (17.8x15.2x15.2cm) cabinet with metal grille, it’s designed for applications requiring unobtrusive but high quality sound.

All amplification is via QSC ISA 800TI, ISA 500TI and ISA280 power amplifiers, with the bar system bi-amped. Sound sources comprise an iPod, three video receivers and an external jukebox.

Richard Trombitas, of Renkus-Heinz New York area representatives Cardone, Solomon & Associates, comments:

"The owner was very specific about wanting a system with a really low physical profile, good dispersion and being capable of effectively providing both low level background and higher level foreground music. It’s not a nightclub environment and never becomes loud, because the pub is all about fine dining, but it is located in the Wall Street area and post-work there’s a slightly different ambience than during the fine dining lunchtime periods. So the SGs’ versatility and range, as well as their very small size, makes them perfect for the job."