There are a lot of different elements that come into play when a customer is gaging their experience at your restaurant. The quality of your food, cleanliness of your establishment, and friendliness of your staff all play key roles in determining whether or not a diner is likely to return to your business. However, there is another factor that can make or break a customer’s time at your restaurant: atmosphere. The audio video systems in your building can easily underwhelm or overwhelm a guest, depending on the overall dining experience.
Whether you are looking to find the perfect sound system for your brand new coffee shop or want to up the quality of your AV design in your sports bar, there are different components of the system to make it tailored to your establishment.
Firstly, you will want to determine the importance of the former of the audio video system in your restaurant. Good restaurants have background music to blur out other diners’ conversations and staff noises from the kitchen. How large of an audio system do you need? An audio video design expert can help you figure out how loud you want your speakers to play, and where; does your business have a raucous, bar-like crowd that enjoys frequent trips to the jukebox? Or does it have a lantern-light patio that attracts diners who don’t want their conversations to be disturbed by music?
It is important to remember that, even with the perfect size and amount of speakers in your building, the musical atmosphere may still be off if the place has poor acoustics. Your audio video installation expert may note characteristics of your building that will cause annoying echoes and reverberations, and give you advise on how to fix them.
Your clientele base may want more than just sound systems in your restaurant; most commonly, patrons of a sports bar will not be impressed by subpar television and video systems. Television and video systems are slightly more involved than one that is strictly audio. You must know how many televisions you need, how they will be mounted, and what will the control system for them will be like. It is not wise to put eight televisions in a restaurant and have them all playing at normal volume; it would be impossible to focus on one TV screen and your patrons would not be able to have a conversation. However, a restaurant full of muted TVs still does not provide any background noise to the atmosphere of your restaurant. Wiring up a full audio video system complete with television, speakers, and simple controls to access it all can be too complex to do without professional help.
The right ambience can make or break a diner’s experience in your restaurant; make sure you know your clientele, and accommodate accordingly, whether it’s eight televisions with a different sport on each, or tastefully concealed speakers trickling out soft acoustic tunes.
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