Rhapsody’s Hatfield

Sound System Installation For The Hospitality Industry

Surgesound has carried out its first installation project for the Rhapsody’s Group bar / restaurant franchise in Hatfield, Pretoria. They specified a single Powersoft Ottocanali 4K4 DSP+Dante amplifier to power a total of eight EAW SMS5 Loudspeakers divided into four areas inside the main restaurant area.

The Powersoft distributors were introduced to the client through one of their rental company partners who look after the nearby venue and are themselves a loyal Powersoft X4 and EAW JFL Series user.

The client was seeking a system that could accommodate standard playback of background music and televised sport, but equally be able to accommodate a low-key DJ setup or one-man-band plug-in. Surgesound responded by supplying three auxiliary plug-in points.

The company’s Product Manager, Ruan Joubert, confirmed that the client needed peace of mind that the new system would not only sound great and be protected, but also comply with sound regulations affecting the nearby residential area. “From a system design perspective we needed high fidelity audio and control throughout the different areas of the restaurant. The Powersoft Ottocanali DSP was the ultimate all-in-one solution for the job.”

The DSP Amplifier offers a wide range of system control and monitoring functions as well as sound shaping options, a total of 4,000W output power at 4 ohm over 8 channels for lo-Z or distributed line systems. 

In Pretoria, in addition to the EAW 5″ Loudspeakers, including two 10” loudspeakers installed in the Mezzanine / Smoking area, three EAW 4″ Loudspeakers loudspeakers are installed in two outside areas. A Zone Control unit provides the client with an uncomplicated signal management solution.

Summarising, Ruan Joubert stated, “Even in an unassuming project like a restaurant, the sound quality and performance is everything we expected and more. The client was also impressed with the coverage of the different areas and the over-all sound quality.”