Processing and Control for Professional AV Installations

At this year’s InfoComm Show held in Orlando, Florida — Symetrix and Gibsons Italia was awarded Best Bar & Restaurant installation at the mondo*dr Awards, recognizing the professional AV industry’s finest entertainment installations.

The new Gibsons Italia, which opened in September 2017, is a four-story beauty on North Canal Street in the West Loop area, overlooking the convergence of the North and South branches of the Chicago River. Gibsons Italia’s high-end venue called for an equally high-end sound system, and Chicago-based systems integrators  Encompass AV delivered exactly that, installing a building-wide audio system managed by Symetrix Prism-series DSPs.

At the four-level facility, the Encompass AV team installed two Symetrix Prism-series DSPs, each processor managing a handful of Dante-enabled Lab Gruppen D-series amplifiers. Elevators take you up to a second-floor luxury bar and lounge, a high-end dining room on the third floor, and a fourth-floor roof deck with a retractable roof, a bar, and a lounge. All of which are served by the Symetrix network.

Encompass AV owner Tom Pickett explains, “We like bulletproof products, so our systems are bulletproof, and Symetrix DSPs give us that. They’re also very easy to program; their user interface is far superior to the others we tried. We fell in love with Symetrix processors and got into the Radius, then the Prism. And by just using Symetrix, we only have to train our staff on one line of products.”

The mondo*dr Awards, presented by mondo*dr magazine, are focused on recognizing the best entertainment installations and awards in eight categories — arena, bar & restaurant, concert hall, house of worship, integrated resort, nightclub, stadium and theatre. Symetrix, Inc. is thrilled to be part of this award-winning project and is pleased to be able to deliver the highest quality DSP system to Gibsons Italia.

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