Framingham, MA, March 25, 2019 – PJ’s BAR-B-QSA in Saratoga Springs, NY, operated by owners Carolyn and PJ Davis, began as a small seasonal catering business, but 35 years later, the restaurant is an institution. PJ’s recently upgraded its in-restaurant sound with a new EdgeMax system from Bose Professional.
The system, which was installed last spring by Albany-based AV systems integrator Functional Communications Corp., consists of four EdgeMax EM90 loudspeakers (providing 90-degree coverage), one in each corner of a recently added bar room, along with two newly installed Bose FreeSpace DS16 full-range flush-mounted loudspeakers to cover an alcove area and one more for the bathroom. These join about a dozen older DS16 speakers that were already in place. All of the new Bose speakers are powered by a Bose PowerShare 602 amplifier.
“As far as I am concerned, there was no other solution that would have worked for this project,” observes Robert Ruark, Account Executive in charge of the project for Functional Communications Corp., which is also an independent affiliate of Mood Media. “The new bar area they built for the restaurant is beautiful, but it just wasn’t feasible to use surface-mounted speakers that would have been the go-to for a space like this,” he added, while specifically noting the rolling garage door that is one of its four walls (often kept open in nice weather), another wall that’s behind the new bar, and another with an overhang. Due to his previous experience, he knew that just four Bose EdgeMax speakers, placed in the ceiling in each corner of the room, would provide complete coverage of the entire space. In fact, it would do so with fewer speakers than surface mounting would have required, which resulted in lower labor costs, making the EdgeMax installation even more effective and efficient.
Bose Professional EdgeMax in-ceiling premium loudspeakers feature proprietary Bose PhaseGuide technology with high-frequency compression drivers that combine the room-filling coverage patterns typical of larger surface-mount speakers with the architect-preferred aesthetics of in-ceiling models. Designed to mount near wall-ceiling boundaries, EdgeMax loudspeakers provide improved audio quality and coverage, while reducing the number of required units, compared to conventional dome-tweeter ceiling speakers.
“I was blown away when I heard the EdgeMax speakers in there for the first time,” says Ruark. “They sound great, but what’s really amazing is that you cannot tell where the music is coming from. It’s really an immersive experience in the room now.”
Restaurant owner PJ Davis, who, in the summer, will plug his DJ rig into the auxiliary input in the Bose system Ruark engineered for him, agrees wholeheartedly. “I love the way this Bose system sounds,” he says. “Robert recommended it, and we trust him, and he was right. It sounds great. We put Bose speakers into the restaurant about six years ago and we could hear the difference then. We have Bose speakers in our cars, and Bose Bluetooth® speakers and Bose noise-cancelling headphones, so it makes sense to just stay with Bose. Bose is the best!”
For more information, visit pro.bose.com.
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