Published: May 2, 2023
Outlet: Pro Sound Web
The new Queen Restaurant and Lounge at the recently renovated Paris Theater in Miami Beach is equipped with a new sound reinforcement system utilizing a variety of E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio loudspeakers to support performances by noted DJs.
Beginning life in the 1940s as a live theater and first-run movie house, the building and surrounding neighborhood endured some challenging times in the ’70s, re-emerging in the ‘90s as a music and video production studio. Queen Restaurant and Lounge owner Mathieu Massa explains that the vision is for the venue to become a nexus for the city’s “sophisticated, educated, elevated, and more mature clientele.”
Conceived by iDesign’s Michael Meacham and designed and commissioned by DAS Audio nospitality and nightclub national sales manager John Fiorito, the system was provided by Randy White of Washington Music Center and comprises 16 E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio ES-10 10-inch loudspeakers working with 46 DAS Audio DECO-6-TB two-way ceiling loudspeakers.
The low end is reinforced with a cadre of E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio ES-Series subwoofers, including ES-212 and ES-212.95 dual 12-inch cabinets and ES-221 dual 21-inch system flanked by ESBR-18 bass reflex boxes and DAS Audio Quantum Series Q-10 compact installation subs. Audio power is suppled by DAS Audio EP-Series multichannel amplification.
Installed by Guillermo “Willy” Rodriguez of Willy Tech Services with an assist from Koncept Systems, the system was tuned by DAS Audio applications engineer Geovanni Ortiz, with additional tweaks by Fiorito. System drive and processing is courtesy of BSS BLU 160 DSP and Crestron control, programmed by Santiago Riuz.
“The Paris Theater is a piece of Miami history, and Queen is truly one of the newest shining stars in this vibrant district,” says Fiorito. “The new owners have spared no expense in remodeling and creating a world-class venue, and we’ve cut no corners on creating a sound system that reflects that attention to detail.”