CTM Sound Brings Visionary PacketAV Matrix Series to Entertainment Venue

Published: July 20, 2022

Goldfield Trading Post, a western bar and restaurant, is the latest crown jewel in downtown Roseville, Calif.’s music and entertainment scene. Initially introduced in Sacramento, Calif., Goldfield opened a second location nestled within downtown Roseville. The 10,000-square-foot venue, previously a full-service restaurant, underwent a complete renovation. CTM Sound, a California-based integrator, designed and integrated an AV system based on Visionary’s PacketAV Duet Series throughout Goldfield’s new Roseville location. Goldfield is now a multiple-purpose bar, restaurant and entertainment venue.

The venue features live music performances and entertainment from up-and-coming regional and national country music artists and bands, line dancing, open mics and country band karaoke.

The Remodel

Goldfield entertainment venue bathed in golden and green lighting.Founded in 2010, CTM Sound has a history of providing cutting-edge technology integration and event production solutions. “The venue was previously a Japanese restaurant, but the space underwent a complete remodel,” says Chris Miller, owner and engineer at CTM Sound. “It was essentially rebuilt from the ground up, which proved beneficial because we could eliminate any legacy technology and start fresh.”

Miller adds, “We wanted to create an incredibly versatile solution. Since the venue is both a restaurant and a music venue, we couldn’t create a one-size-fits-all solution. Goldfield is known for its live entertainment, but they also host western dance nights, game day parties and UFC fights. Goldfield’s vision for the space was to create a unique hospitality and entertainment venue with video displays for sporting events and audio capabilities for live artists and bands.”

CTM Sound thus designed and installed a networked AV system based on Visionary’s PacketAV Duet Series and QSC Q-SYS. The audio system includes d&b audiotechnik Xs-Series subwoofers, Electro-Voice MFX Series coax monitors and mixing consoles from Allen & Health and Midas.

CTM Sound integrated lighting fixtures from CHAUVET Professional, controlled by a ChamSys MagicQ console. The video integration is the star of the show, the company says. It features over 20 video displays and a LED 3.9 pixel direct mount videowall. Together, Visionary’s PacketAV Duet Series and QSC Q-SYS manage the audio/video content throughout the 700-person capacity venue.

A Versatile Solution

“We selected Visionary and their PacketAV Matrix Series after reading an article about their massive integration at Resorts World Las Vegas,” notes Miller. “My manufacturer representative, John Hood at The Farm, had initially recommended Visionary, but we were really impressed with Visionary’s functionality and success at Resorts World Las Vegas.”

Visionary’s PacketAV Matrix Series’ design works with standard network infrastructure. This allowed CTM Sound to create a versatile solution. “An important component was the price-point to utilize a video-over-IP solution,” explains Miller.

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He then continues, “We preferred a solution that would live on a network. We quickly realized Visionary’s PacketAV Matrix Series provided the plug-in functionality and flexible features that this project required. To create a future-proof solution, we wanted to eliminate traditional HDMI cables and matrix switches. Visionary’s PacketAV Matrix Series certainly checked all of our boxes.”

Exceeding Expectations

Miller then expands on the success of the installation. He adds, “It was a very worthwhile solution for us. Visionary’s PacketAV Matrix Series was easy to manage with a QSC Q-SYS plug-in. The PacketAV Matrix Series lives on the same network as the audio production. I can remotely troubleshoot the system. The ability to remotely view the network is a tremendous help because it reduces downtime if there’s ever an issue with the system and eliminates a service call.”

Restaurant booths in brown leather. On the sides are display monitors connected by Visionary PacketAV series and Q-SYSGoldfield’s new mid-capacity venue brings some of the best artists to Downtown Roseville. Guests can now enjoy a large sporting event, a casual lunch, toast a drink or catch a show. And all of this is available under one roof. The completed technology integration and event production solutions have thus proved to be a success at all levels. “The client loves completed integration,” adds Miller. “This is a return customer for us. They have already contacted us to upgrade the audio, video and lighting technology at their Sacramento venue.”

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