With cobblestone floors and stone walls, Stout NYC has successfully recreated the feel of an old Irish town square. Patrons flock to the midtown Manhattan location to enjoy the upscale pub cuisine, unrivaled atmosphere and, of course, the wide offering of beers—with 20 on tap and more than 100 bottled selections.
The pub is enormous—18,000 square feet spread over three levels, a 60-foot main bar, numerous function rooms, dining banquettes, 19 oversized flat-screen televisions and a music stage for live music. Sound plays an important role throughout the facility, so Stout needed an audio solution that would provide an atmosphere conducive to enjoyment while blending seamlessly into the environment.
"Stout has live music, loud music, ambient music, quieter areas and televisions to broadcast sports," explains Hector Martinez, partner with Star View Satellite, an authorized Bose dealer. "In designing the solution, we had to make room for everything they do."
No detail overlooked
"The owners and architects demanded a certain look," Martinez says. "They were very particular about having the speakers perfectly match the décor, blending into the surroundings in an unobtrusive way. The goal was for patrons to hear quality music without seeing big speakers."
Star View Satellite and Richard Trombitas, Bose Corporation territory representative, designed a solution that Trombitas says, "is the equivalent of a very serious nightclub system with a much larger footprint."
"It was critical to have a system installed downstairs to accommodate high quality background music, yet still have the capacity to meet the entertainment demands of a 2 a.m. Manhattan pub crowd on a Saturday night," Trombitas says.
A complete audio solution that's easy to use
Bose Panaray 402 loudspeakers provide superior performance
without the bulk of conventional professional speakers. The
loudspeakers contain four proprietary 4.5-inch full-range
drivers and active EQ to reproduce vocals and acoustic
instruments with clarity and detail. The Bose ControlSpace
ESP-88 sound processor delivers powerful, flexible and
sophisticated signal processing that non-professionals can
"While the system was being installed I thought 'what are we doing?' and 'what have we done?'" says Noelle Mooney, Stout NYC co-owner. "But they know the bar business, they understand how we work, they spent a lot of time with us making sure the system was operating exactly as it should."
And the team from Bose and Star View Satellite are there to support the system for Stout NYC. "The people at Stout know they can call us any time of the day or night," Martinez says. "And we have a great relationship with Bose that allows us to quickly respond to customer needs. Our goal for them is not to have to think about the system, just enjoy it."
Results exceed expectations
"It's always a giveaway that the sound system is doing its job when people are up and singing and dancing," Trombitas says.
"Music and sound can absolutely drive the atmosphere here," Mooney says. "You always have to be aware of sound levels, making sure people can talk to each other, but also making sure that when the music is pumping people are feeling it, moving to it."
All of which you can see just about any night of the week at Stout NYC.