Music Stocks Are High
Stock Exchange Hotel:
131 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD
(07) 3229 3522 or stockexchangehotel.com.au
The Stock Exchange Hotel in downtown Brisbane has seen it all since its 1863 launch. The rooftop bar is a more modern addition and is an urban favourite. The reworked rooftop (part of a larger multi-million dollar refurb), surround by city skyscrapers is a relaxed, hip place to eat, drink and party.
Stockies (as the pub is affectionately known) takes its music seriously. In 2017 it invested in an interesting PA inventory that would allow the pub to be flexible — set up where the party or function is — and provide a level of performance you can’t get from an installed background music system.
The system (or systems) is based on the Bose Professional F1 Model 812 — something Bose call a Flexible Array Loudspeaker.
INOV Audio Visual walked Stockies through the purchase. Boss, Sam Lehane explains the product choice: “Stockies wanted to build on its existing house PA systems and improve the overall quality of sound across multiple zones (nightclub, bar, beer garden, event rooms etc), with special emphasis on enhancing the atmosphere at the nightclub section. The needed to be a nimble and dextrous yet comprehensive solution. It was also vitally important for management to have control over any of the systems regardless of where they were in the hotel — maintaining compliance with its license was priority No.1.”
The system comprises six Bose F1 Model 812 Flexible Array Loudspeakers along with eight matched Bose F1 Subwoofers, controlled via a Bose ControlSpace ESP880 Engineered Sound Processor. The combination means the hotel can deploy the additional PA firepower in three discrete areas at any one time — speeches, acoustic duo, all the way through to a full-throttle nightclub event.
Full system control over all zones at Stockies is now possible through a convenient remote user interface, thanks to INOV’s own software control system. INOV Control pairs with the Bose ControlSpace ESP880 via tablet-style touchscreens.
MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
Stockies management is well pleased: “The new-look Stock Exchange Hotel is the perfect place for your next event. While our F&B staff ensure that your palate is pleased, our new Bose Professional audio system will ensure that your music experience is sublime… and that combination is quite like a match made in heaven!”
Bose Professional: www.bose.pro.com