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QSC enhances the audio of London Michelin star restaurant City Social

The restaurant was looking to solve a number of issues, such as uneven sound coverage, brought on by the previous sound system

QSC has transformed the audio experience of City Social, a Michelin star restaurant founded by chef Jason Atherton located in Tower 42, London.

On the 24th floor of Tower 42, it consists of a main dining room, three private dining rooms and a separate bar, known as Social 24, which plays host to DJ nights.

The restaurant was looking to solve a number of issues, such as uneven sound coverage, brought on by the previous sound system. To handle the task, they chose to upgrade to QSC loudspeakers and amplifiers throughout the venue.

The restaurant’s management team consulted with integrators Excite AV and the team at Audiologic to help determine a practical way to overcome some of the issues with their previous sound system. A mix of QSC AcousticDesign Series ceiling-mount and surface-mount loudspeakers were deployed. These loudspeakers feature Directivity Matched Transition (DMT), a QSC developed technology that ensures a smooth, uniform frequency response over the coverage area.

The loudspeakers are powered by QSC CXD4.2 processing amplifiers. These four-channel amplifiers offer a full-featured, onboard DSP with crossover and parametric EQ filters, limiting and alignment delay that eliminate the need for additional loudspeaker processors. The CXD Series enabled the integrator to easily fine-tune the system.

“There are essentially two environments we needed to support – a higher energy bar area and a more relaxed dining room area,” explained Tim Smith, general manager at City Social.  “The new system offers a more dynamic experience and ensures patrons are never overwhelmed by the audio system.  The whole team here has been very happy with the QSC system.”

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