Penguin Media Solutions equip new three-storey restaurant with discrete JBL/Crown/BSS set-up

Image titleRumoured to have cost £20m to develop, the opulent new HIDE Restaurant in London’s Mayfair, is the brainchild of leading chef, Ollie Dabbous in collaboration with Hedonism Wines.

With spectacular views over Green Park from the three-storey building on Piccadilly, it features a sound system infrastructure comprising matched HARMAN components, specified and installed by Penguin Media Solutions.

The three floors, swathed in an earthy combination of antique oak, bronze mirrors and aged brass, are linked visually by a spectacular pressed-oak spiral staircase, and audibly by background music, routed by BSS Soundweb, delivered by an array of JBL cutting-edge ceiling speakers and processed in Crown’s advanced multi-channel DCi network amplifiers. Two amp racks — one in the basement and one on the Mezzanine— are connected via BSS’ proprietary BLU-Link, with all channels fully assigned.

All HARMAN products were supplied by Sound Technology Ltd, the UK and Ireland distributors, and supported by Hugo Burnard, Senior Applications Engineer at Sound Technology’s Application Team.

Working to a design conceived by Tatiana and Hedonism’s Evgeny Chichvarkin, along with These White Walls studio and Lustedgreen architects, Penguin’s Director of Operations, Dylan Thompson has not only equipped the two main restaurants and basement Bar with JBL but also five private dining rooms, corridors, toilets and other service areas.