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The interior of Duke’s La Jolla, which recently received an audio upgrade with systems from Bose Professional.
The entrance of Duke’s Malibu, which recently received an audio upgrade with systems from Bose Professional.
The “Barefoot Bar” at Duke’s Malibu, which recently received an audio upgrade with systems from Bose Professional.
Bose® Professional Sound System Components Lay the Foundation for
Great Sound at Duke’s Restaurants in Malibu and La Jolla
|Bose Professional offered this successful family of restaurants, honoring
Duke Kahanamoku, a high-end sound system that matched its upscale brand
Framingham, MA, December 14, 2016 – For over a quarter century, T S Restaurants’ family of Hawaiian-themed eateries, Duke’s, has been pleasing Southern California diners with quality Pacific cuisine. And now the sound at the La Jolla and Malibu locations matches the acclaimed level of edibles; both of those restaurants recently had their house sound upgraded with systems from Bose Professional.
Background music in both locations now emanates clearly from Bose FreeSpace® DS 100F and DS 40F flush-mount, and DS 100SE and DS 40SE surface-mount speakers, while diners who want to dance at the Malibu restaurant’s Barefoot Bar can do so to live music played through a Bose L1® Compact portable line array system. Both locations also use Bose ControlSpace® CC-64 and CC-16 wall-mounted controllers, and the sound systems are managed through Bose ControlSpace ESP-00 Series II engineered sound processors. The systems were installed over the course of the last year by San Diego-based AV systems integrator 5 North Media, Inc.
“We are passionate about quality in all aspects of our restaurants,” comments Susie Saxten, Chairman of the Board of T S Restaurants and Director of Legacy of Aloha, the company’s highly regarded charitable program. Saxten describes the previous sound system in the Malibu location as “dated” and in need of upgrading. She says 5 North Media recommended the Bose components, and she also recognized the Bose brand as one that is commensurate with T S Restaurants’ own image of quality. “The Bose name speaks for itself,” she remarks.
5 North Media President Bob Bobuk agrees with that assessment, adding that Bose Professional offers a wide range of product solutions for a variety of applications. For instance, he says, the Bose DS 40 series loudspeakers were perfect for the dining areas, providing clear, articulate sound with the kind of musical presence that didn’t require high volumes. On the other hand, the DS 100 series speakers were the best for the bar areas, able to reproduce excellent bass with a frequency response down to 60 Hz. “The DS 100 has full-range sound from a small, unobtrusive enclosure, so they’re especially good for restaurants and other spaces where the aesthetic is very important,” Bobuk explains. “Bose matches the quality of the setting. It’s a solution we use often for hospitality projects.”
Mark Herron, 5 North Media’s Director of Engineering, says the FreeSpace DS 100 speakers were also the best choice for the La Jolla location’s banquet space. “They fill the room but without having to crank up the volume,” he explains. “That’s a huge reason why Bose is such a good choice for high-end environments.” And Herron says that the Bose CC-16 and CC-64 controllers, placed in the bar, dining and banquet areas, allow the venues’ management the ability to set each space’s volumes at exactly the levels they need at the moment. “The Bose system has all the tools we need to make sure a great restaurant like this sounds as good as it looks,” says Bobuk.
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Photo Caption 1: The interior of Duke’s La Jolla, which recently received an audio upgrade with systems from Bose Professional.
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Photo Caption 2: The entrance of Duke’s Malibu, which recently received an audio upgrade with systems from Bose Professional.
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Photo Caption 3: The “Barefoot Bar” at Duke’s Malibu, which recently received an audio upgrade with systems from Bose Professional.
About T S Restaurants
T S Restaurants is a family owned company known for its restaurants on spectacular waterfront sites in California and Hawaii. Founded in 1977, T S Restaurants owns and operates 13 restaurants in Hawaii and California including in California: Duke's La Jolla, Jake's Del Mar, Duke's Huntington Beach, Duke's Malibu and Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge in Lake Tahoe. The Hawaii locations are: Duke's Waikiki and Hula Grill Waikiki on Oahu; Kimo's, Leilani's on the Beach, Hula Grill Kaanapali and Duke's Beach House on Maui; Duke's Kauai and Keoki's Paradise on Kauai.
About Bose Corporation
Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, then a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, the company is driven by its founding principles, investing in long-term research with one fundamental goal: to develop new technologies with real customer benefits. Bose innovations have spanned decades and industries, creating and transforming categories in audio and beyond. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music.
Bose Corporation is privately held. The company’s spirit of invention, passion for excellence, and commitment to extraordinary customer experiences can be found around the world – everywhere Bose does business.