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BOSE SHOWMATCH DUBAI DEBUT

BOSE SHOWMATCH DUBAI DEBUT

Hard Rock Cafe Dubai is a thoroughbred live venue, with cover bands entertaining enthusiastic audiences seven days a week. The original point source PA wasn’t cutting it. The room is acoustically hostile, and the previous design was beleaguered by multiple late arrivals, compromising music punch and vocal intelligibility. The Hard Rock Café asked the regional
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May 26, 2017 Projects

Q-SYS SYSTEMS ALERT

Q-SYS SYSTEMS ALERT

Text:/ Preshan John In a venue as extensive as the Arts Centre Melbourne (ACM), the analogue paging system schematic resembles a tangled maze. In such cases it’s not hard to see the audio-over-IP advantage. Large patchbays make way for small touchpanels, and it doesn’t take a tech geek to route audio from anywhere to anywhere
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May 26, 2017 Projects

THE HARMAN EXPERIENCE

THE HARMAN EXPERIENCE

Harman has consolidated its regional offices into one Singapore HQ. Pride of place is the Harman Professional Customer Experience Centre. We take a tour. Text:/ Christopher Holder The aircraft carrier is definitely turning round. As you might imagine for a company with around a US$7b annual turnover and 29,000 employees worldwide, it’s not a quick
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May 26, 2017 Projects

PAWN & CO. BOOMS WITH d&b

PAWN & CO. BOOMS WITH d&b

THE VENUE What do you get when you cross a pawnshop with a bar? Pawn & Co. Located on Chapel Street in Melbourne’s South Yarra, Pawn & Co. is a quirky venue where everything is for sale — be it the chair you’re sitting on, to the glass you’re sipping from. It’s also a fully
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April 28, 2017 Projects

STOKEHOUSE REBUILD INCLUDES WORLD-CLASS AUDIO SYSTEM

STOKEHOUSE REBUILD INCLUDES WORLD-CLASS AUDIO SYSTEM

THE VENUE Stokehouse has a revered reputation as one of Melbourne’s premier restaurants. Sitting in a picturesque location just metres from the St Kilda beach shoreline, the two-storey venue boasts ocean views, a stunning menu, and beautifully designed interior eating spaces. Three spaces make up the venue. The main floor-level eating space, dubbed Pontoon, hosts
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March 30, 2017 Projects

GOING THE DISTANCE

GOING THE DISTANCE

Remote STEM teaching has to keep up with the ‘why is it so?!’ moments – big and small. AV Asia Pacific senior writer and AVDEC consultant Derek Powell explains the design and why it won an AVIA. Text:/ Derek Powell The University of New England has always specialised in distance education; a style of teaching
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March 16, 2017 Projects

THE HALL THAT DOES IT ALL

THE HALL THAT DOES IT ALL

Fancy five 20-tonne slabs of concrete and brick moving over your head? That’s how Fernando Menis controls the acoustics of CKK Jordanki Concert Hall. Text:/ Mark Davie Architects must hate it when client’s change their mind. Say the brief was to  build a retirement home for a sexagenarian couple — a well-considered, modernist abode with
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March 16, 2017 Industry, Innovations, Projects

ST BENEDICT’S xC-ELLENT AUDIO

ST BENEDICT’S xC-ELLENT AUDIO

THE VENUE Located in the Melbourne suburb of Burwood, St Benedict’s Church is a Catholic parish with an active congregation. With a mass at 9:00AM each week day and four services on weekends, there’s never a dull moment on the premises. The church has a beautiful auditorium and modern facilities combined with a friendly, welcoming
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March 3, 2017 Projects

HIGHER LEARNING

HIGHER LEARNING

Hi-rise education hits Melbourne. Macmor rises to the occasion. Text:/ Christopher Holder With the growth in inner city living comes the need for inner city education. Upwardly mobile urban couples embracing a downtown Melbourne lifestyle now have a blue-ribbon downtown private education provider. Back in 2013 Haileybury College purchased a hi-rise city building opposite Flagstaff
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February 28, 2017 Projects

SNAPSHOT: BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB BASEMENT BREWHOUSE

SNAPSHOT: BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB BASEMENT BREWHOUSE

The Basement Brewhouse, inside Bankstown Sports Club, features its own microbrewery with 30 craft beer and cider taps, a tap wine selection for those who favour the grape over the grain, as well as a delicious burger menu and a gourmet delicatessen. “The brief given to The P.A. People in the lead-up to the Brewhouse
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February 28, 2017 Projects