Hasselt, Belgium

Blend by Rauw

The ambition for ultimate experience in blending and pairing worldwide street food with BBQ, beats, art and drinks…  That's the philosophy by Blend By Rauw, a brand-new trendy restaurant which recently opened in Hasselt, Belgium. The owners knew what they were up to when opening this restaurant because they already launched a first successful restaurant a few years earlier called RAUW.

In this beautiful establishment of 350 square meters, with cocktail bar and large waterfront terrace they focus on blending different food styles around the world. Blend by RAUW works with a beautiful open BBQ kitchen and they have spared no expense to treat their guests to a breathtaking interior. At Blend they provide a unique table experience where food, music and atmosphere are brought in a unique way.

“What I found extremely important is that we went for a complete experience in our new restaurant. Meaning appetizers, cocktails and food all together in one location for an entire evening of fun and pleasure. An important element for this is of course music. We were looking for a reliable, versatile sound installation that could provide every element of our restaurant with matching beats.“

The restaurant teamed up with AUDAC Partner Pro Gear which ensured that the restaurant was fitted with a complete AUDAC installation. At the heart of this installation is an M2 digital audio matrix that ensures that the different zones are served with matching music. As a music source the modular XMP44 audio player which can be equipped with up to 4 different source modules was chosen. Thanks to the NMP40 Audio Streaming Sourcecon™ Module and MMP40 media player & recorder module the staff can easily switch between streaming services such as Spotify or Soundtrack Your Brand and USB media playback. 

In the main dining room, where the DJ booth is located, a combination of VEXO Compact high-power speakers and ATEO wall speakers was chosen. With the help of the BASO bass reflex cabinets, it's easy to switch between enjoyable background music during dinner and some more fiercer beats later on in the evening. Both the cocktail bar, the reservation area and the seats around the open kitchen are equipped with ATEO Wall speakers that blend in seamlessly with the restaurant's street-style decor.

To provide the sound system with enough power, a variation of PMQ and SMQ quad-channel power amplifiers were chosen. In order to easily use and control this music installation, the staff can use a mobile application called AUDAC Touch™ 2 or one of the wall panels that are installed throughout the restaurant. These provide them with quick and easy access to volume control, input selection and much more.

With the help of this AUDAC installation, Blend has managed to create a unique atmosphere that harmonizes beautifully with the wonderful blend of dishes the restaurant serves.

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