Argosy Casino, newly updated with a SymNet package
The newly renovated Argosy Casino in Kansas City, Mo., is outfitted with the latest bells and whistles in terms of both gaming and audio. The facility has integrated a new way of processing, routing and controlling audio, courtesy of TSI Inc. in St. Charles, Mo. The AV systems integrator coordinated installation of the casino's audio/visual system and made SymNet, a modular audio mixing, routing and processing system from Symetrix Audio, the hub of the casino's sophisticated audio system.
Seven components comprise TSI's SymNet package for the Argosy, giving the casino the ability to merge multiple audio sources with multiple audio outputs in a wide range of combinations covering numerous zones in the 62,000-square-foot facility.
The SymNet configuration consists of one 8x8 unit; one 8-out unit; three Break-In 12 units; and two Break-Out 12 units.
Via SymNet, the casino can manage audio distribution from sources like music DVDs, paging and casino floor microphones and satellite television receivers to speakers on the main casino floor, VIP areas, entryways and on-site restaurants. Tied in with a laptop computer-based connection and a series of control screens, SymNet gives the casino the ability to change audio system configurations as needed.
Audio from ten additional satellite receivers, that feed video from ESPN and other programming sources for screens set up in multiple areas of the facility, is also routed through SymNet. Audio from microphones that can be plugged into floor boxes on the casino floor—used for on-the-spot announcements of big winners and promotions—is routed through SymNet. Additionally, SymNet handles input from ambient noise sensing microphones placed on the casino floor, which are used to automatically adjust the audio volume levels. A front desk-based paging system also is managed by SymNet.
Nearly 400 speakers—most of them JBL units powered by Crown amplifiers—deliver sound across the casino.
SymNet is also configured to tie into a Crestron video control system. "There's one page on the Crestron panel that allows the casino to call up some of the audio presets, which have been predefined in the SymNet system," Schultz says.
For more information, visit www.symetrixaudio.com.