ASC is proud to welcome Pearl
Audio Video in Portland Oregon to our dealer
network. Pearl is the highest of the high end dealers in
Portland, and the sole area distributor for McIntosh gear.
They had a particularly tricky issue, because their store
is located in a brand new building with residential condos
above. The demo rooms had to sound great, yet be extremely
soundproof when customers wanted to turn up the volume.
did the right thing and contacted ASC's dealer coordinator,
Adams, BEFORE starting construction. It was quickly
determined that ASC should engineer a custom soundproofing
plan to ensure compliance with city codes. With that, Arthur
Noxon went to work and came up with a unique variant of
ASC's IsoDamp that relies on vibrational damping and vented
walls, as well as resilient channel.
The HVAC system also required In-line
Mufflers to prevent sound leakage through the
collective venting of the building. All this had to be done
in compliance with city building codes as well as the building's
room acoustics had to be incorporated to handle the high
power audio, and to maximize the articulation of the high
end gear in a number of demo rooms. ASC worked with owner
John Loranger and manager Devin Dahlgren to get everything
just right, even showing up for the Grand Opening for the
final tweak session.
The result has been nothing short of fantastic,
and there's no doubt that the attention to acoustic detail
has paid off in increased sales for John and Devin.