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Fulcrum Acoustics designed concept for the placement of loudspeakers for SOHY Sky Lounge & Dining

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SOHY Sky Bar & Lounge in Saigon | Photos courtesy of Fulcrum Acoustics

SOHY Sky Lounge & Dining is an entertainment and dining ground nestled at downtown Saigon's Centec Tower. The venue comes alive offering the best of sights, sounds and tastes to the patrons every night. The Sky Lounge & Dining includes an indoor/outdoor Sky Lounge, Champagne Garden, Star Dining Room and Zero Gravity Cigar Room. 

Leading Saigon-based AV integrator DesignLive Technologies was tasked to raise the bar for SOHY's sky lounge audio design concept to a whole new level, with a loudspeaker sound system designed by Fulcrum Acoustic, US-based manufacture of professional loudspeakers.

Challenges

SOHY needed a compact yet powerful loudspeaker system to support its vocal stage shows, fine instrumental performances, and headliner DJs without compromising the club's design aesthetic. According to SOHY, "Pinpoint pattern control was also critical to keep sound from reflecting off stone, glass and aluminium finishes, and from spilling over into a five-star, high-rise hotel next door." Due to the fluctuating weather in Saigon, resistant loudspeakers are required to withstand its challenging environment.

Solution

"One of our proposal's big advantages was that Fulcrum Acoustic's compact loudspeakers could provide high-fidelity, high-powered audio while easily integrating into SOHY's very limited interior design provisions," explains DesignLive Technologies owner Phu Tran Pham.

"21 Fulcrum Prophile P 8-inch coaxial speakers and 29 pole-mounted, weather-resistant DX896-WR dual 8-inch speakers provide even coverage, focusing immersive sound inward to the venue and away from reflective architectural surfaces and neighboring structures."

Fulcrum WR enclosures provide the quality weather resistance in significantly lighter-weight packages, and feature triple-plated grilles and stainless steel mounting hardware.

With the installation of small VLF Install Sub series, the subwoofers allowed "the implementation of the15 subs EASE modelling to provide
club-worthy low-frequency extension," explains Phu Tran Pham. 

"Fulcrum also shared their extensive experience with nightclub systems to provide points of reference for our design which helped SOHY raise the bar with their new venue branded as the top luxury sky lounge in Vietnam."