QSC’s AcousticDesign AD-S52 surface mount loudspeakers were the perfect complement for world-famous restaurateur, Mourad ‘Momo’ Mazouz, when he moved his Moroccan themed concept to Beirut recently.
In opening his eponymous ‘Momo At The Souks’, the proprietor said he wanted to remain faithful to his origins, and discovered in the Lebanese capital the perfect fusion between tradition and modernity in an Arabic Mediterranean city. Situated above the jewellery souks in the centre of the city, the new build restaurant overlooks the chaos of the city below.
Contacted by Lebanese construction company, Solidere, QSC’s Lebanese distributor, Technosound, provided sound distribution to the extended terrace, which has a capacity of more than 200 seats. The overall capacity, taking in the café, bar and restaurant, is 300.
Mixing vintage furniture, designer pieces and made to measure fixtures in the shell of a hanging garden, Mourad — assisted by Annabel Karim Kassar and Violaine Jantet — said he has created a “paradise of curiosity”.
The AD-S52 aesthetic fits perfectly into multiple environments; available in black or white, the weather resistant enclosures (which incorporate a 5.25" LF transducer and a 1" neodymium tweeter) can be painted to match any specific decor.
The owner also has a fine musical pedigree (as his world music CD compilations illustrate) and according to Technosound director of sales and marketing, Pierre Fahed, the client is said to be delighted with the transparency and quality of the new fit-out.
Four QSC PLX2502 amplifiers have been assigned to drive the 22 AcousticDesign loudspeakers, which are fed either from a DJ set-up or an iPod for background, while an additional PLX3602 powers the restaurant sound. These PLX2 series amps, designed on PowerLight technology, combine light weight, superlative audio quality and proven QSC reliability.