Five & Dime - Superb Sound And Sunsets For Kolkata Diners

Five & Dime is a vibrant rooftop lounge and restaurant in Salt Lake, Kolkata, India, giving customers the opportunity to enjoy high quality food, drink and entertainment with great sunset views. A Yamaha audio system helps to make sure all enjoy an enhanced dining experience.

Mr Mrinmoy Sanyal of systems integrator The Four Pillars was commissioned to design and install a system which would cover the whole of Five & Dime’s indoor and outdoor areas with high quality sound.

The indoor space has high ceilings and a stage for live and DJ performances, while outdoors the equipment had to be resistant to dust and adverse weather. It was also important that the system did not visually detract from the venue’s vibrant décor.

A Yamaha solution was chosen, thanks to its exceptional audio quality and reliability, as well as meeting the client’s demands for coverage and visual appearance.

For the main indoor system, Yamaha DHR15 full-range, powered loudspeakers and DXS18XLF extended low frequency subwoofers were specified. The DHR15’s 0° to -7° tilt proved perfect for flying the loudspeakers from the venue ceiling, while the onboard FIR filtering assures exceptional sound clarity. Meanwhile, the DXS18XLF’s 30Hz to 150Hz frequency range and 1600W class D amplifier module were ideal for delivering powerful bass frequencies.

On stage, DHR12M monitors were chosen, their 1000W amplifier module and corrective EQ for minimising phase distortion ideal for delivering punchy, accurate sound.

For the outdoor area, Mr Sanyal specified Yamaha VXS8 full range speakers, powered by a PX3 amplifier. With an IP35 rated enclosure, flexible mounting options and excellent coverage, the VXS8 was the ideal solution to meet the challenge of superior, seamless open air sound in Kolkata’s climate.

A TF1 digital mixer was chosen to help the venue deliver perfectly balanced audio to both the indoor and outdoor areas, adjusted for background music or live/DJ performances.

“Once the system was commissioned, it proved that Yamaha was undoubtedly the best choice,” says Mr Sanyal. “Bringing together Yamaha, The Four Pillars and Five and Dime has resulted in what I would call the perfect blend of minds and machines!”

Kolkata, India

TF Series

TF series consoles take live sound reinforcement to a new level of refinement with TouchFlow Operation™, recallable D-PRE™ preamplifiers, advanced processing and much more.

Yamaha Powered Loudspeakers DHR Series

DHR Series

The DHR Series powered loudspeakers provide versatility and premium quality with a lineup of three different models delivering up to 1,000 W Class-D power and equipped with plywood enclosures and practical features that have been optimized to deliver superb performance in a wide range of sound reinforcement environments.

DXS Series

DXS Series is a compact and light weight, high output powered subwoofer series that match perfectly with DXR and DBR full-range powered loudspeakers.

VXS Series

The VXS Series lineup features two full-range models and two subwoofers, allowing you to choose the optimal model for a particular application and, if necessary, combine it with a subwoofer for venues that require a stronger bottom end.

PX Series

The versatile PX series power amplifiers lineup combines intelligent processing with high output power to meet the requirements of a vast range of sound reinforcement environments.