A Q-Sys Core 250i Integrated Core was recently chosen as the backbone to manage the audio systems in the Grand Ballroom at the prestigious Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong. A flagship of the Hyatt International Hotel Group in Asia, the luxurious Grand Hyatt Hong Kong occupies a convenient location near the territory’s waterfront, directly behind the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. As a result, the Grand Ballroom, 680 square metres in size, is often used for convention centre events during trade fairs and exhibitions.
“The entire audio system is managed and configured via a PC in the control room loaded with the Q-Sys Designer software,” explains Tommy Ho, Senior Sales Manager at Audio System Consultants (Asia) Ltd (ASCL), the QSC distributor in Hong Kong. “In addition to providing delay and dynamics processing, and controlling meters, crossovers, filters and EQ, the centralised architecture provides complete flexibility, in which any input can be routed to any output without confusion.”
To further expand the flexibility of the Core 250i, two Q-Sys I/O Frames aid in routing and controlling audio in the ballroom, a pre-function hospitality area outside the ballroom and a number of nearby meeting rooms. In addition to these, the overhaul of the AV systems in the Grand Hyatt ballroom included QSC loudspeakers and amplifiers, new stage lighting systems and additional sound reinforcement equipment, all supplied by ASCL. The Grand Hyatt’s hospitality area and meeting rooms feature QSC AD-CI52ST 5.25-inch ceiling speakers, driven by QSC CX302V and CX108V amplifiers, while AD-C42T loudspeakers provide audio in the back-of-house areas. All of the loudspeakers integrate seamlessly with Q-Sys.
“We needed something simple but powerful,” explains a representative of the management at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. “Q-Sys was the only solution that met these criteria.”