Platform 28 is a charming new restaurant bar offering Modern Australian cuisine in the heart of Melbourne’s Docklands. The restaurant was formerly a railway goods shed.
Consisting of two outdoor arenas and two indoor spaces across two levels, the modernity and sheer size of the venue provides neighbouring offices, residents and footy patrons with ample space for casual dining.
Pulse Audio Visual was asked to design, supply and install the audio visual system at the venue. The company chose their preferred brand of speakers, JBL using a combination of JBL surface-mount speakers throughout the venue.
The venue has been divided into five audio zones: ground floor lounge, ground floor alfresco area, glazed pod, upstairs lounge and upstairs outdoor area. Each zone is capable of having its own audio source and volume level, regardless of the settings in the other zones.
Adam Dullens of Pulse Audio Visual says that the location and method of installation for the speakers changed quite a few times on the job.
JBL’s wide range of speaker products allowed them the flexibility to find something that would fit the job whenever site changes forced them to re-design the audio setup.
Key features of the audio equipment installed at the restaurant:
- JBL AC-Compact 8” speakers in the upstairs lounge
- Weatherproof JBL Control 29AV speakers in the upstairs outdoor area
- JBL Control 28 and Control 29AV speakers in the main space downstairs
- JBL Control 25 speakers in the glazed pod and alfresco area
- JBL in-ceiling speakers for background audio in the toilets and hallways
- System powered by Crown XLS series amplifiers
BSS London signal processing is used along with BSS Blu8 multi-zone wall panel controllers to provide control for the audio source selection and volume adjustments for the various zones around the venue.
According to Adam, although the audio system at the restaurant uses different models of speakers, they all have a similar sound, resulting in consistent audio quality and level across all zones.