BSS has installed many systems for clients over the years, but the most remarkable is the full scale professional system at the Lone Star Texas Grill Restaurant and Dance Hall. The stage at the Lonestar is often graced by well-known international acts such as Brooks & Dunn, Toby Keith, Montgomery Gentry, and Keith Urban, so only a sophisticated, top-quality system was acceptable.
BSS is proud to have been chosen to design and install and maintain it.
Lone Star Texas Grill Restaurant & Dance Hall
In designing the system to fit the budget for the project, we chose Yorkville Concert series (TX-4) and (TX9-s) subwoofers powered with Crest and QSC Audio amplifiers. The cumulative FOH power alone adds up to over 20,000 watts of power, for a room that has a capacity of 350 people. We also installed a Midas inspired Behringer X32 digital console. This console was initially scoffed at, but has since been embraced by the Pro audio community as a sonically viable workhorse for the club and church install markets. BSS supplied custom JBL bi-amped Martin LE400 monitors using newly release Lab Gruppen IPD2400 power amplifiers with built in crossover, limiting and parametric EQ DSP.
The band lighting system for the Lonestar is getting a facelift changing from (non-green) twenty four Par 64 chrome cans, on NSI NRD8000 dimmers, driven with a 24 channel, 7024 NSI console to 24 PAR 64 LED cans and an elation scene setter 24 console. The six Par 64 chrome cans will stay to provide warm front lighting, with medium-wash bulbs. We again plan to give the lighting system a facelift in 2014.
The dance floor lighting system is another story… 2 Blizzard colorstorm 252’s, 2 Blizzard RGBpinspots, and 2 White pinspots are in use along with 6 martin mania fixtures. The second area of the club has 4 trackspots to continue the party vibe. On such a small dance floor, the lighting provides a great party atmosphere.
We were also asked to install the restaurant audio/paging system. This was no small task because of the various floor levels and small private rooms. For this task, we turned to the JBL install product, using a JBL 25T monitors to be the beefy playback speakers, and then powering the 70 volt fourteen-speaker system with a QSC 4 channel 70 volt power amp controlled by a single space behringer zonepro mixer. There are several all-weather outdoor speakers on the patio.
The Lonestar Café’s system is the crown jewel of BSS’s club installations.
We have installed and currently service all of the Lonestars audio requirements for all four locations in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.