El Carlos Elegante Restaurant

Designed by Duro Hospitality Group
Installed by NX A/V

Photography by Douglas Friedman

El Carlos Elegante is a Mexican and South American inspired restaurant in the Design District of Dallas, Texas. A creation of the successful Dallas-based Duro Hospitality Group, the Mexican hacienda styled interior design is as thoughtful as the menu. The eclectic venue consists of multiple dining areas and building materials. The front and back courtyards include retractable roofs creating indoor/outdoor spaces.


  • System design needs to work with the unique architecture and style of the space
  • Loudspeakers need to withstand Texas weather in outdoor dining areas


El Carlos Elegante Restaurant

Photography by Douglas Friedman

NX A/V chose Fulcrum Acoustic speakers because of their form factor, sound quality and reliability. The small-footprint of the coaxial CX loudspeakers created a space-efficient design. Since all Fulcrum Acoustic speakers are-built-to-order, the customer was able to order unfinished boxes and custom stain them to match the space. They also appreciated the unique and architecturally unobtrusive wedge shape of the CX enclosures.
The customer wanted the sound to enhance the dining experience without being too loud. Ron Stanley, proprietor of NX A/V, said that the speakers “envelop the space with a rich sound while staying intelligible at a low volume”. With two outdoor patios spaces making up a significant portion of the dining areas, Fulcrum WR speakers were deployed to withstand the Texas sun and heat.
Installers were surprised that the Fulcrum system required almost no EQ adjustment during setup and were impressed with the sound quality and coverage. The customer is very happy with the system saying that it complements the style and energy of the room. While they keep the volume low during dining hours, they love to crank it after hours.

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Project Details

LocationDallas, Texas
Fulcrum Products(22) CX8 – Compact 8” Coaxial Loudspeaker
(5) Sub112 12″ Direct-Radiating Subwoofer
Supporting ProductsQSC GXD4 Amplifiers
BSS Soundweb London DSP

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