Born of a passion for fine wine and the culinary arts, GU Bistronomy provides an impeccable fine dining experience to customers in the Thanh Xuan District of Hanoi. From the prestigious wine list drawn from more than fifty prominent regions to the flair and creativity of the kitchen team, every detail is designed to ensure that a dinner at GU remains long in the memories of visitors to this impressive new restaurant.
This uncompromising approach is extended to the choice of sound system at GU, with owners determined that sound quality should match the same high standards as other important areas of the customer offering and that speakers should complement the sumptuous interior design of the restaurant rather than detracting from it.
For local audio technology specialists Pro Sound, this meant installing a system based around NEXO’s ultra-compact ID14 speakers, with cabinets finished in the same red used as an accent colour on soft furnishings throughout the venue.
Employing a custom-designed 4-inch coaxial driver and a 1.4″ diaphragm HF motor, the ID14 delivers smooth, clean sound and impressive power from a cabinet measuring just 130mm wide, 130mm high and 120mm front to back. To ensure maximum versatility, the ID14 can be specified with either 100° x 100° or 90° x 140° HF dispersion.
In a system designed in collaboration with the team at NEXO distributor Bao Duong Co using NS-1 software to predict SPL and frequency coverage, a total of 14 x ID14s are deployed, supplemented by 6 x ID84s, 4 x ePS10s and pairs of NEXO ePS6 and PS8. Bass extension comes from 5 x NEXO eLS400 and 2 x eLS600 subs, with amplification and processing supplied by a rack of 7 x NEXO NXAMPMk2 powered controllers.
“ID14 is the perfect loudspeaker for a high-end hospitality venue like GU,” comments Pro Sound owner and managing director Mr Trung. “Guests enjoy pristine, full-range sound with consistent SPL coverage, which helps to create a relaxed vibe in the room without filling it full of ugly boxes.”