While ski-ing may not be a sport readily associated with Lebanon, the country is in fact home to the highest mountains in the Middle East, and has been home to several fully equipped resorts since the 1960s. The recent refurbishment of Le 1700, one of the best après-ski restaurants in the resort of Faqra, has seen the installation of a QSC sound system based on K and KW Series Active Loudspeakers, courtesy of Beirut-based QSC distributor Techno Sound.
Situated at an altitude of 1700 metres, Le 1700 is a French restaurant that also features live music and dancing. “We were asked to provide some speakers for a live test as part of the complete refurbishment of the restaurant,” explains Pierre Fahed of Techno Sound. “The PA had to be suitable for the playback of recorded lounge music suitable for quiet dining, but also for the amplification of live music for dancing. The management tested several brands, but they chose the QSC K and KW Series after our President, Mr eorges Bitar, showed them what the speakers could do on site.”
Six K10 speakers, two K12s, six KW122s and five KW181 subs were installed at Le 1700 over the course of two days and the installation was up and running in time for the 2013 ski-ing season. “The guys at Le 1700 have been very pleased with their choice,” explains Pierre Fahed. “I think the sound quality of the QSC speakers won them over; they liked how the speakers sounded when running quiet and loud, and they liked our reputation for good after-sales support — which we offer even for clients halfway up a mountain!”