Opened in January, RYU Bar is one of the latest additions to the popular nightlife scene in the bustling city of Gurgaon. Named after the Japanese word for “dragon,” RYU Bar delivers a pan-Asian experience, bringing together food, cocktails, music and décor from Chinese, Japanese and Malaysian cultures. To ensure immersive sound throughout the main space, rooftop terrace and private lounges, the owner hired AM Integrated Solutions and GRS AV Solutions to install a complete HARMAN Professional sound system, consisting of JBL loudspeakers and subwoofers, Crown amplifiers and BSS digital audio processors.
In order to meet the client’s volume requirements and work within the limited height of the venue, the installation team required a compact PA design with high SPL output and balanced coverage. AM Integrated Solutions and GRS AV Solution outfitted the main venue space with four JBL AC28/26 two-way loudspeakers and two ASB6128 double 18-inch subwoofers.
To extend the sound into the connected lounge area, the team installed three JBL AC18/26 loudspeakers and a compact ASB6118 subwoofer. Two additional JBL AC18/26 loudspeakers provide soft background music for guests in the private dining room, while the rooftop terrace utilizes an array of durable JBL Control 28-1L indoor/outdoor speakers for high-SPL music. The entire system is powered by Crown DCi 2|2400N, DCi 4|1250N and DCi 8|600N amplifiers, and networked with BSS Soundweb London BLU-50 and BLU-10 digital signal processors.
“RYU was a uniquely challenging project for us, in terms of finding ways around the venue’s low height limitations while meeting the client’s vision of a bar that transforms into a nightclub in the evening,” said Aashish Mahindru, Consultant, AM Integrated Solutions. “I am very happy with what the compact JBL AC28 speakers and ASB6128 subwoofers deliver with some excellent sound tuning.”
“A great club venue relies on three things for its success—interiors and ambience; food and beverage; and sound and lights,” said G.S. Anand, Co-Founder & Director, RYU Bar. “With the first two parts taken care of, we were extremely satisfied with the highly responsive service and support from Aashish and AM Integrated Solutions, and the great products and excellent sound from HARMAN Professional Solutions.”