Nashville, TN - The LUX Belle Mare is a high-end, luxury resort in the seaside village of Belle Mare, located on the east coast of Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean.
One of the many amenities that the resort provides its guests is an assortment of dining and entertainment options. Recently, the resort's fun, relaxing beach restaurant and lounge - the newly-named Beach Rouge - upgraded their sound system with One Systems Direct Weather loudspeakers.
Rentacolor Mauritius LTD was called in to design the new system.
"One Systems marine grade loudspeakers were designed to resist the weather exceptionally well," explains Dominique Hardy, technical director at Rentacolor Mauritius. "They have the sound quality the restaurant needed while being able to withstand constant exposure to sea salt. They were a perfect fit."
The loudspeakers were divided into three zones - the inner deck, the outer deck and the dance floor. Twelve 103IM/70 loudspeakers were distributed throughout the inner deck in a mono layout. The outer deck was equipped with four 106IM/70 systems in a stereo configuration. Hardy installed the versions of these speakers that feature wide-bandwidth transformers with 50 watt, 25 watt and 12.5-watt taps. The transformers are low-loss designs that minimize the required power while still providing plenty of acoustic output.
Two 112IM/Marine-White loudspeakers coupled with two 118Sub-W/Marine subwoofers blanket the resort's DJ/ dance floor zone. The 112IM is a high-performance 12-inch two-way system that incorporates One Systems' patented Equivalent Throat Technology® that delivers excellent fidelity and high vocal intelligibility to the area. The 118Sub-W subs feature One Systems' patented 18I/O extended bass transducers that provide the low end that they dance floor patrons demand.
The 103IM, 106IM and 112IM/Marine-White loudspeaker enclosures are injection-molded utilizing a copolymer material developed for use in extremely harsh weather environments that offers a high degree of UV protection. The 103IM/70's enclosures are equipped with M5 mounting points on the top and bottom that permit attachment of the marine stainless steel U-Brackets that are supplied with each speaker.
The 18-inch subs, are located on the ground near the DJ booth, and are built using void-free 13-ply plywood with marine-grade stainless steel grilles and rigging points. They are painted on the inside and the outside of their enclosures utilizing the highest quality weather-resistant paint.
The grille assemblies on all One Systems loudspeakers feature a 3-layer design optimized for acoustic transparency and protection from windblown particles and water intrusion.
"The owners and patrons at Beach Rouge are impressed with the upgraded system," adds Hardy. "The new loudspeakers provide superior sound and are flexible enough to go from casual day-time music to hard-driving dance music in the evening. It's perfect."
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