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Symetrix Wins Mondo*dr Award — Again

For the second year in a row, Symetrix has been awarded winner of the best Bar & Restaurant project of the Mondo*dr Awards — The Americas with the audio system installation at Mi Cocina Restaurant in Highland Park Village, TX, USA.

Mi Cocina Restaurant required audiophile quality sound processing and easy control of 12 different audio zones throughout the venue, including both indoor and outdoor spaces. The Dante networked audio system for the space is based on a Symetrix Prism 8×8 DSP, a Symetrix xOut 12 Dante-to-analog expander, ARC-WEB virtual user interface and ARC-3 wall control panels.

Symetrix’s highly engineered products satisfied all of the system requirements and veteran installers AlleyCat AV provided the expertise and craftsmanship necessary to turn the client’s dreams into a fully realized system.

To serve the differing needs of the various spaces in the venue, multiple different loudspeaker types were used. These wildly different loudspeakers throughout the restaurant required careful programming of the Prism DSP in order to match level and tonality between areas at all volume levels. The Symetrix Prism DSP provided the flexibility to use standard processing such as EQs, crossovers, duckers, limiters, and compressors as well as more specialized processing such as loudness management modules to ensure that Mi Cocina lived up to the audiophile expectations of the owners.

Easy-to-use control of the audio system is provided by five Symetrix ARC-3 wall panels in discrete locations around the restaurant while a Symetrix ARC-WEB virtual user interface allows complete, browser-based control from a mobile phone or tablet. System designer Danny Salinas of AlleyCat AV explained: “The owners wanted to be able to walk in with their phones and log into the system, and with ARC-WEB they can do that. If they want the sound a little louder or something like that, they can easily adjust it.”

Mi Cocina required exceptional quality sound processing, the ability to fully customize the loudness response of each zone in addition to traditional audio processing, and simple system control from both wall controls and virtual controls on handheld devices. Symetrix manufactures the only DSPs capable of satisfying all these requirements and AlleyCat AV provided the expertise and craftsmanship necessary to turn the customers’ dreams into a perfect system. This combination of meticulously designed hardware and software installed by talented professionals was the only way to provide a solution truly worthy of being part of the Mi Cocina experience.

The Mondo*dr Awards recognize and celebrate the best installation projects from around the globe. There are nine categories in each region including Nightclub, Bar & Restaurant, Theatre, Concert Hall, House of Worship, Stadium, Arena, Multipurpose Venue, and Parks & Attractions. There is no other award ceremony in the industry purely focused on fixed installation projects from the entertainment world.


View the complete list of Mondo*dr Awards — The Americas at: