Fonestar in the mix at Cocktail Kitchen


Newly opened bar and restaurant, Cocktail Kitchen, has been equipped with an audio solution consisting of products from Fonestar, Sonance and Symetrix. The system was supplied by I-Tech Distribution and installed by IT-Serve.

Situated in the Armada Hotel in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cocktail Kitchen offers a high-quality mix of food and drinks, complimented by a relaxed atmosphere. Key to this atmosphere is the sound system. The bulk of the solution comes from Spanish manufacturer Fonestar. Nine of its PRISMA-55BTW cabinets along with five PRISMA-125T have been installed around the venue with a further seven GAT-562 ceiling speakers. Twelve CM660 ceiling speakers from Sonance complete the loudspeaker installation.

The system is powered by a pair of Fonestar FS-4200E multi-channel amplifiers alongside the manufacturer’s SA-4150 and SA-403 units. Processing is handled by a Symetrix Solus 8 DSP with a pair of Arc-2e interfaces offering control.

‘Fonestar was great for this project due to the affordability of the brand with good performance,’ said I-Tech pro division director, Glen Kershaw. ‘I’m very pleased with how it sounds and looks for such a cool and unique spot. It has an awesome atmosphere to it in which I’m sure will be very popular amongst the Dubai crowd.’