Gan Bei, one of the most popular restaurant chains in Latvia and the other Baltic states, has kitted out its new Asian restaurant Gan Bei City with Tannoy’s CVS Series in-ceiling range.
Restaurant owner Oleg Arup approached audio specialist Unique to provide a system that would not interfere with the design aesthetic, yet would still be able to offer optimum levels of quality and flexibility.
Rihards Rubenis, CEO at Unique, said: “The new restaurant has a total area of 300 square metres and has a high-class interior, so the owners were keen not to spoil that with the intrusions of an installed audio system. In essence, they wanted the loudspeakers to be virtually invisible, but at the same time deliver high quality, high SPL sound coverage; as they bring in guest DJs to play music at the weekends for more of a vibrant, party atmosphere.”
Rubenis quickly specified Tannoy’s dedicated in-ceiling range, CVS Series, a range developed specifically for installation projects demanding both high-quality performance, as well as a cost-effective solution. For complete coverage in the restaurant hall, Rubenis decided on eight CVS 8 loudspeakers supplemented by four CMS 801sub devices to provide the additional lower-end presence. These are controlled by an APart PM7400MKII pre-amplifier, Champ4 amplifiers and a PC1000R CD/SD card player.
“Tannoy CVS 8 speakers together with CMS SUB was the perfect combination,” commented Rubenis. “The sound is clear, powerful and with a reserve on power. CVS gives the client everything they need in terms of audio quality, but at the same time doesn’t interfere with the look and feel of the restaurant. The fact that you get such great quality for such a great price is a real bonus too.”
The new restaurant also boasts an outdoor terrace, for which Rubenis selected Tannoy’s DVS range. Due to the point-source driver design, DVS can be mounted vertically or horizontally, allowing versatility with regards to its positioning,
Rubenis added: “For the outdoor area (80 m2), we used four DVS 6 speakers, which sound fantastic. The versatility of the speakers meant we were able to offer complete coverage, which means its sounds great no matter where you are sitting.
“With economic concerns still high on the agenda, price has a big role to play when a costumer chooses the sound system. However, CVS Series has a perfect combination of both price and performance. Also, CVS are suitable for use in 100V distributed systems, which makes them even better when we are talking about large areas like shops, malls, office halls etc.”
While this is the first restaurant in the Gan Bei chain that has been fitted with Tannoy’s CVS Series, the owners have already stated their intention to use the CVS Series for its next restaurant.