Symetrix Equips Vietnamese Sky Lounge

SOHY Sky Lounge is one of the most striking recent additions to Ho Chi Minh City’s vibrant nightlife. Its sound system relies on a Symetrix Prism DSP for audio control and processing.

The need to accommodate a wide range of DJ and background music requirements across a large 10,000 square feet floor plan – including outdoor areas – were among the challenges facing the project’s provider, professional audio solutions specialist DesignLive Technologies.

“SOHY includes an outdoor Sky Lounge, rooftop Champagne Garden, Star Dining Room, and Zero Gravity Cigar Room,” said Phu Tran Pham, founder of DesignLive. “This project required a high performance DSP processor that could individually manage each zone’s distinct musical needs and route audio via Dante to a distributed amplifier topology. The venue is large by Vietnam’s standards, and there was a need for an interface to control the system on the go.”

DesignLive has implemented Symetrix and Dante solutions for numerous audio-related projects over the last seven years, so Phu was never in doubt that the Prism DSP range would provide a suitable solution for SOHY’s requirements. “Symetrix processors are amongst the highest fidelity audio processors in the market and offer native Dante connectivity,” Phu observed, “while the ARC-WEB interface is a highly intuitive, zero-cost network-based control solution.”

Meanwhile, the Prism’s audio processing capabilities were more than met the challenge of an acoustically daunting mix of contemporary finishing materials. “The interior design concept was very heavy on aluminium, glass and stone components with minimal acoustic treatment, but the Symetrix EQ processor gave us the tools to tighten up the fidelity of the system and solve a lot of the acoustic problems associated with those surfaces,” said Phu.