SAGA: Cuisines of India delivers dining and entertainment with Harman

Crescendo AV recently equipped SAGA: Cuisines of India with Harman Professional audio and lighting solutions to provide a memorable experience for dining and entertainment at the restaurant and bar.

Created by restaurateur Vishal Anand, SAGA: Cuisines of India is a spacious dining destination with a food and beverage menu curated by twice-Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar. The 200-capacity venue features a 51ft ceiling, one of the world’s tallest bar displays as well as a stage for live performances that can accommodate anything from a DJ to a six-piece band.

To provide quality sound and dynamic lighting in the unique space, Crescendo AV outfitted SAGA with JBL Professional loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers, BSS signal processors, AKG microphones and Martin Professional lighting fixtures.

Vineet Wadhwani, managing partner, Crescendo AV, said: “SAGA was a really unique install in every sense. It was definitely exciting to be a part of the journey from concept to installation. The 51ft ceiling height and being located in the midst of corporate offices, an upcoming hospital and a residential complex all posed challenges in terms of the acoustics and overall audio set-up, but we were able to achieve the desired result using a combination of appropriate soundproofing, acoustic treatment and setting the right dispersion angles for the speakers.”

Crescendo AV outfitted SAGA with JBL VTX A8 loudspeakers and B18 subwoofers provide main sound reinforcement for the stage. JBL AC18/95 compact loudspeakers and ASB6118 subwoofers provide additional sound reinforcement, while PRX812 floor monitors with Wi-Fi allow the performers onstage to hear themselves. In outdoor areas, JBL Control 29AV-1 indoor/outdoor monitors and Control 85M mushroom landscape speakers deliver audio.

To power the system, Crescendo AV equipped SAGA with Crown I-Tech 4X3500HDS, XTi 6002 and XTi 2002 amplifiers. BSS BLU-100 signal processors provide digital audio networking, while EC-8BV Ethernet controllers provide control for staff. Additionally, Crescendo AV provided SAGA with WMS40 wireless vocal microphone sets and AKG D5S dynamic microphones.

To provide versatile illumination for intimate dining, live performances and DJ nights, Crescendo AV equipped SAGA with Martin Rush MH 5 Profile and MH 11 Beam moving-head fixtures. Martin Rush Par 2 RGBW Zoom fixtures deliver wash lighting and Rush Par 2 CT Zoom fixtures provide general-purpose white illumination from 2,700 to 7,800 degrees Kelvin. Martin DMX 5.3 splitters provide data connectivity over long cable runs, connecting the lighting rig. For dramatic haze effects, Crescendo AV provided SAGA with a Martin JEM compact hazer and JEM C-Plus haze fluid.

Vishal Anand, founder, Moonshine Food Ventures, said: “Crescendo AV has done outstanding work in executing the complete installation. They have done an exceptional job commissioning audio and lighting for SAGA and allowed me to present an unforgettable experience to my guests.”

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