Outdoor entertainment spaces are pivotal in the battle to attract the numbers of patrons required to maintain the viability of any Venue. Navigating through the obstacles of noise containment, crowd control and responsible service is every venue operator’s challenge. So when the Panthers Club sought some guidance from Noisebox as to how a live music program and an adjacent 5 star Hotel just metres away from the terrace lounge areas and a suburban area could coexist we went looking for ideas.

The concept of having an intensity of audio directed into a designated area is not new, however this intense energy of sound will want to spill into adjacent areas defeating the purpose in the first place. The challenge was then to provide the sound energy experience without the broader spill.

Electro-Voice’s Planar Ceiling Array is an acoustically and electronically steered sound ceiling system which produces a very sharp reduction of sound outside the area of interest.  It incorporates the Hi Fidelity EViD C8.2 8” 2-Way ceiling speaker which when used in multiples and spaced correctly in any ceiling will minimise spill of program sound from the target area. The array delivers punchy bass at robust sound pressure levels. Patrons and staff can interact in relative quiet at the bar while the entertainment fires.

We can report that the venue has been operating with a variety of live & recorded music acts for several months with no nasty knocks on the door,