Torrence Sound’s Audio Elegance at The Shops at Fallen Timbers
Summary: The Shops at Fallen Timbers, an open-air lifestyle center in Maumee, Ohio, features a unique streetscape design with retail spaces overlooking a lake and boardwalk area. This 640,000 square foot shopping center, conceived by General Growth Properties in the mid-1990s, includes major anchors like Dillard’s, JCPenney, and Barnes & Noble, and restaurants such as Granite City Brewery, PF Changs, and Red Robin. In 2003, the developers shifted from an enclosed mall concept to a lifestyle center, focusing on creating a pleasant visitor experience. They partnered with Torrence Sound of Perrysburg, Ohio, to design and install a music system with centralized control for both background and foreground music. The Bose in-ground speakers provide high-quality music without intruding on the center’s architectural beauty and amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, a seating area with a fireplace, children’s play area, and a seasonal ice rink. Torrence Sound also contributed to the center’s safety by providing fire alarm and smoke monitoring systems.
Industry: Retail and Commercial
Category: Open-Air Shopping Center Audio and Safety System Installation
Processes: Audio System Design, In-Ground Speaker Installation, Centralized Control Implementation, Safety System Integration
The Shops at Fallen Timbers needed an audio system that could blend seamlessly with its open-air lifestyle center’s aesthetics while providing excellent music quality to enhance the shopping experience.
Torrence Sound was selected for their capability to design and install sophisticated audio systems that complement the unique architectural and environmental aspects of lifestyle centers.
Torrence Sound installed Bose in-ground speakers for superior music reproduction, controlled centrally through a graphic interface. This system allows for easy adjustment and monitoring of program source levels and speaker zones, ensuring an immersive auditory experience throughout the shopping area.
The installation of this audio system created a harmonious blend of music and ambiance, enhancing the overall aesthetic and visitor experience at The Shops at Fallen Timbers.
The music system, coupled with the safety features like fire alarm and smoke monitoring, contributed significantly to creating a safe, enjoyable, and modern shopping environment, attracting more visitors and enhancing their experience.