Coda Audio on board in Pirates Paradise
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
piratesPirates Paradise is a pirate-themed, immersive restaurant near Lille
France - French restaurant and leisure destination Pirates Paradise has specified a Coda Audio sound system to enhance the venue’s immersive environment.
The pirate-themed restaurant, located in Neuville-en-Ferrain near Lille, is a family destination that regularly welcomes more than 500 guests during the weekends; entertainment and audio excellence is key to its success.
Owner Jérôme Descamps explains: “My dream was to create the best restaurant I could, offering great decor, furniture, atmosphere and food supported by a fantastic sound system. It was important to me to do everything properly, so I engaged a company that could help spec me the highest quality audio on the market."
Pirates Paradise engaged local company Public Address, with general manager, Gregory Devilder and head of technical, Benjamin Pauwels taking up the challenge. They recommended Coda Audio for the site. The system needed to cater primarily for background music during dining hours but also for speech reinforcement in what can become a very lively environment.
The main PA comprises two hangs of two Coda Audio CoRAY4i cabinets and a single G18SUB subwoofer flown head-on as the space is entered, L-R above a row of ‘drinking houses’. The pirate ship is housed on the right-hand-side as guests enter the restaurant and two more CoRAY4i cabinets and two G15SUB subwoofers are housed in this area. Opposite this is ‘the jail’ and it’s the same setup from Coda Audio - mirrored from the pirate ship side.
The G18SUB subwoofers are hidden among the scenery throughout the venue, but each one offers powerful and extended low frequency response down 28Hz and a maximum SPL of 139dB. The G15SUB subwoofers used on the wings of the venue, offer a similar spec but with a 15" driver.
The system was designed in conjunction with Coda Audio France, in particular Yves Guegan and Philippe Pelmelle who made suggestions for loudspeaker and subwoofer placements. They were also on-hand during installation and assisted with tuning, too.
Aside from the main PA, a combination of Coda Audio HOPS5, HOPS8i and D5’s have been installed to ensure even coverage around the entire room. Centrally, over the diners are two trusses, each of which comprise four HOPS8i that acts as fills. Up on the mezzanine level, which plays a role in the nightly performance, are two HOPS5 and another G15SUB bass cabinet. And to complete the line-up, four HOPS8i and two U12-SUBs are at home in the bar area. Seven Coda Audio LiNUS10C amplifiers power the entire system.
(Jim Evans)

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