The latest addition to Bangkok’s vibrant network of eateries and nightclubs, YG
Republique offers visitors the opportunity to eat, drink, and dance in the heart of the
city’s nightlife district. Opened by Asian entertainment giant YG Entertainment, YG
Republique is a multi-floor, multi-venue complex, incorporating multiple distinct
spaces including a restaurant, lounge, bar, and nightclub, all linked by a Symetrix
Prism 16×16 DSP to ensure seamless and simple processing and distribution from one
zone to the next.
With interests in music, event management, music publishing and more, YG
Entertainment Inc. recently marked its 20th anniversary. It also has a substantial
footprint in venues, including YG Republique’s unique injection of Korean culture into
the Thai capital. Only the best was good enough for the venue’s audio technology, and
YG Entertainment engaged leading audio video integrator Fuzion Far East, led by
product specialist and project manager Benjamin Walters.
The flexibility of audio processing and distribution was a crucial consideration, says
Walters. “It was imperative that music from any venue can be sent to any other
venue,” he offers. “This applies not just to background music, but also to the DJ and
live band sets taking place in YG Republique’s club and pub areas.”
Walters and his team designed a powerful and comprehensive Dante-based audio
network utilising audio processing and management via a single Symetrix Prism
16×16 processor. The Prism’s 128 (64×64) channel capability is augmented by a
Symetrix xOut 12 Dante expander for additional output capacity. Five Attero Tech
unDX2IO Dante interface wall boxes handle inputs and outputs throughout the YG
Republique complex, while ARC controllers provide easy and intuitive end-user
operation. Quest loudspeakers and amplifiers are installed throughout the complex.
“Simply put, the Prism 16×16 and the xOut 12 Dante expander provide the quality
and the number of outputs we required, and at a great price point,” says Walters.
“With Symetrix ARC controllers installed on each floor, there is also a great flexibility
of control over volume and other key settings.”
Walters reports a positive response to the overall system after the opening weekend.
“The audio is of the highest quality and is flexibly processed and managed throughout
– and of course the Prism is fundamental to achieving that.”