The Privilege Pool at the SLS Baha Mar
A pool, a bar and day club, Privilege is the place to be for sun-seekers and partygoers in the Bahamas. The adult destination, which can accommodate 500 guests, offers an open-air place to dance and mingle, have a drink or light meal or retreat to a poolside lounger or cabana.
The party starts early with a state-of-the-art DJ booth, sound and lighting systems installed by Think Simple.
The sound system is amazing, with two QSC line arrays and a Q-Sys network and digital audio processor. The DJ controls sound and lighting effects from a Crestron touch screen, and, with the touch of a button, can send his performance not only to the local line arrays but to the speaker system at the SLS Bungalow Pool.
The line arrays optimize the sound by focusing music on partygoers and away from the hard surfaces of the pool deck and building exteriors. A nice touch is provided by the custom speaker brackets built by Think Simple and by discrete, in-ground subwoofers. The system rocks but takes nothing away from the beautiful look of the upscale club.
We had to custom design and manufacture the speaker mounts to make sure they would hold up to 150 mile-per-hour winds, so the client would not need to remove the line arrays should a hurricane approach. We did all of the designs in-house, had them certified by a local engineering firm, then had them built by a steel fabricator we work with regularly. We installed them using Hilti bolts rated for more than 100,000 pounds, just to make sure they would be safe.
Think Simple also installed televisions and sound systems into luxury cabanas at the Privilege, which are also on the Q-Sys network. Users can listen to the house feed, the DJ during a performance or their own music.
The Privilege, just opened in April, is getting rave reviews from staff and guests of the SLS.