Finn’s Beach Club in Bali is enough to bring Jimmy Buffet to his knees: the environmentally friendly seaside escape, constructed mostly out of bamboo, benefits from breathtaking beach-side views, a relaxed open floor plan, and a new multi-zone audio system from Yamaha.
Located 10 minutes from Seminyak, one of the best-known tourist areas on the island, Finn’s Beach Club recently relocated to a new building on the famous Berawa surf beach.
How to Integrate a Multi-Zone Audio System… into Bamboo
The unique structure was designed to allow every guest a sunset view, accompanied by music from the club’s DJs. The problem?
Six indoor bars, a restaurant, spa, boutique, changing rooms, DJ booth/stage, two swimming pools, a pool bar and numerous outdoor hammocks and single/double day beds. And most of it is bamboo.
“The client needed a system that could distribute sound throughout the venue; however, the different zones have different volume settings, depending on how each area is used,” says David Soewondo of Surabaya-based DMP Musik.
“Some of the zones overlap, and it was very important that people would not perceive delays in the sound, because this would deliver an inferior customer experience. So it was very important for staff to have a very quick and simple way of adjusting the sound of each zone.”
Yamaha Audio System Specs
- Three Yamaha MRX7-D, one MTX5, and an MTX3 matrix processors
- Six EXo8 output expanders
- One DCH8 digital control hub
- The audio system is controlled by eight DCP4V4S and eight DCP1V4S surface-mount control panels
- 14 Yamaha power amplifiers drive loudspeakers located throughout the venue, with an MGP16X mixer also provided for live events
Impact at Finn’s Beach Club
“We chose Yamaha products because of their quality and reliability,” says David.
“The matrix processors, digital hub and control panels make it very easy for venue staff to adjust the zone volumes, ensuring customers enjoy an optimal audio experience throughout the entire site.”