Chandler, AZ (February 12, 2021)—The Stillery is a new restaurant/venue in Chandler, Arizona, the latest location in a burgeoning chain based out of Nashville, TN. The site includes new audio systems based around gear chosen and installed by upstart audio company Backstage Backyards.
Backstage Backyards, an exterior design and installation company, was brought on to design, integrate and install the venue’s stage and sound system. That company was created by music industry veteran Joe Denim to employ music industry touring professionals who are out of work due to the pandemic. Denim, working alongside Jim Brentlinger, selected an EAW RSX PA system paired with a Midas M32 digital console, with an eye towards ensuring that the space had even coverage at lower volumes during the dinner rush, with the ability to crank up the system later in the night and for special events.
The PA rig includes eight RSX208L 3-way self-powered loudspeakers (four per side), three RSX218 dual 18-inch subwoofers, two RSX129 2-way self-powered loudspeakers and two CIS400 flush-mount ceiling speakers for the bathrooms. The system was designed in a mono block subwoofer array with a slight arc to cover the room without overpowering the staff at the bar area.
“The space has a low ceiling with a raised stage, so we needed a compact array that could deliver equal coverage at all volumes, for a reasonable price,” says Brentlinger. “It has long been my opinion that there is no single ‘best’ in the audio world; rather, it is all application specific. For this project, we felt that the EAW RSX Series paired with the Midas M32 digital console was the best fit.”
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