Thai restaurateur invests in Symetrix DSP for major new venture…


The outstanding quality and variety of its cuisine has long made Thailand a destination for food-lovers from around the globe. But in a newly created venue located in the popular tourist haunt of Khao Yai, this attention to culinary detail has been matched by a painstaking focus on providing the best possible audio equipment to relay live and background music to patrons.

Created by well-established restaurateur Patirup Panpiem, Ribs Mann is spread over three spacious floors. Bangkok-based distributor and systems integrator Fuzion Far East was enlisted to ensure a quality sound experience, and as part of its remit worked on an audio processing and distribution configuration suitable for live and non-live music across 14 zones.

Familiarity with the power and flexibility of the SymNet Radius 12×8 open architecture Dante-scalable DSP quickly led Fuzion Far East in the direction of a Symetrix-based solution. “The customer wanted to be able to send audio through the network easily and efficiently across all three floors, and we knew we could achieve that with the Radius,” said Fuzion general manager Siri Wongkamolchun. “We also added SymNet xOut 12 expanders to each floor, along with ARC remotes for straightforward adjustment of key parameters. In addition, we have made it possible for the client to adjust the volume via ARC-WEB on their smartphone, should they require it.”

The result is that staff can switch between live and background music with no fuss. The Symetrix DSP’s support for Dante means that Ribs Mann is also benefiting from the stability and reliability of the Audinate media networking technology, whose transport to and from each floor is achieved via the SymNet xOut 12 expanders.

NEXO and Genelec loudspeakers, along with Camco amplifiers, were also specified during the fit-out, which has met with an enthusiastic response from the Ribbs Mann team. As for its long-term usage of Symetrix DSPs, Mr Wongkamolchun reports that “we have been using Symetrix products for almost every job. In the beginning, we added Symetrix DSPs to our projects because there are many benefits with them, such as AGC, limiter, EQ, feedback destroyer and so on. Nowadays, Symetrix has become a requirement, because by adding their DSPs to a project it is possible to achieve an improvement in sound quality for the entire system. The ARC remotes and SymVue control application also make it easy for clients to control their systems, so they are a great choice on that level too.”