mcintosh & sonus faber surround six senses ibiza with HIFI soundscapes

McIntosh & Sonus Faber at Six Senses Ibiza

McIntosh and Sonus faber partner with Six Senses Ibiza to envelop the hotel guests in rich soundscapes. Ibiza, back in the Sixties, was a bohemian spot for a crowd whose inclination for partying became legendary. In the decades that followed, the clubbing scene grew and its prominence on the world stage is held firm. To this day, Ibiza is considered one of the clubbing capitals of the world. Superstar DJs and dancefloor magic still exist, and they now mingle with the natural surroundings of the new luxury resort and residential community, Six Senses Ibiza.

In the resort, the frenzy of nightlife collides with the restful time during the stay. Guests dance to the rhythm of the high-end sound systems and recline in their seats as the speakers and amplifiers croon their soft tracks. The debut of Live Cave musical experiences in the luxury resort needs rich soundscapes to hold the guests’ attention to music, and this is when Six Senses Ibiza taps top audio brands McIntosh and Sonus faber.


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Music has a different impact when the surround sound system relays the utmost quality of the song, and this has been what audio leaders McIntosh and Sonus faber bring forth in their amplifiers and speakers. Immersive for them means letting go of the fast-paced routine in exchange for a lasting musical experience. So, when McIntosh and Sonus faber work with Six Senses Ibiza, The international audio leaders miss no beat in placing their amplifiers and speakers within the hotel spaces, inviting guests to enjoy the atmosphere with quality sound.

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Six Senses Resorts aim to develop sublime experiences without diminishing the natural world, and their Ibiza property serves as the ideal location to capitalize on the local culture highlighting music, wellness, and relaxation.

The focus of the collaboration lies in defining what luxury means when it comes to soundscapes. Together, the three brands place speakers and amplifiers in different spaces within the luxury resort. Guests might step into a room and be surprised at the music that suddenly drifts in the air.

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‘The installment of best-in-class McIntosh and Sonus faber products allows Six Senses Ibiza to provide the most immersive and engaging listening experience which adds to the regenerative focus of all the experiences on offer at Six Senses,’ says Shivas Howard-BrownMusic Director for Six Senses Ibiza.

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Six Senses Ibiza farmer’s market | image © designboom

When the teams behind McIntosh and Sonus faber enter the main restaurant area, they see a grand piano sitting adjacent to the full bar. The space opens inside and expands outside and inspires the audio leaders to place Sonus faber loudspeakers in the room as the bringer of rich sound, amplified by McIntosh’s amplifier.

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Bookworms and introverts who prefer to shy away from the frantic scenes may burrow themselves into The Library where the bookshelf speakers of Sonus faber’s Sonetto I awaits to serenade them as they take a break. ‘Sonus faber and McIntosh have been, for decades now, the definitive choice for producers, musicians and fans of the sector,’ says Charlie Randall, CEO of the McIntosh Group, a company to which Sonus Faber and McIntosh Laboratory belong.

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Organic and seasonal food on the long tables outside of the farmers’ market | image © designboom

SOUGHT-AFTER AUDIO SYSTEMS

Six Senses Ibiza adds an enticing spectrum to the Ibiza music scene. Directly on the shorefront, the Beach Caves music venue is the heart of the resort. Hosting live shows, events, emerging artist sessions, and an expansive vinyl collection, the Beach Caves features some avant-garde technology from McIntosh and Sonus faber, so the vibrations of the speakers and amplifiers run through the guests’ veins.

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McIntosh and Sonus faber systems add to the resort’s free-spirited vibe | image © designboom

In another space, the Cave Royale guestroom opens through a secret door and leads guest to the Recording Studio, which has been fitted out with premium grade McIntosh and Sonus faber audio gear. Soundscapes are provided by composer, producer, executive and recording artist Tomer Biran, and supported by music industry Shivas Howard-Brown.

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Adventurous guests looking for water activities are all set as they step out of the hotel and into the beachfront (picture below). Located directly on the rugged Xarraca coastline, ten eclectic seating areas will be set among the rocks, offering incredible sunset views and direct access to the water. Guests can order food and drink and take out paddle boards or sea kayaks during the day.

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on the rocks

The Xarraca Room, the centerpiece of The Beach Caves, is an intimate nightlife venue offering arts and music programming in partnership with Barcelona-based artist and designer Lydia Delgado. The small-scale venue hosts local and world-renowned DJs, artists, performers, and musicians, boasting a world-class sound system for a superior listening experience.

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‘It was interesting for us to partner with Six Senses Ibiza to bring a unique experience that connects music with such an influential island known for (live) music. Offering immersive sound experiences is a core priority for us, especially in such an incredible setting,’ Howard-Brown says.

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mcintosh and sonus faber at six senses ibiza
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mcintosh and sonus faber at six senses ibiza
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The Recording Studio is complete with equipment for producing, mixing, and recording music, this exclusive space is designed for creative collaboration with an experienced in-house engineer on hand. As the heart of musical culture and community, it is located directly adjacent to The Xarraca Room. It can be accessed via a secret door from the exclusive Cave Royale Suite.

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Shivas Howard-Brown, Music Director for Six Senses Ibiza, echoes Randall’s statement as he notes the synergy between the three brands in the hopes of offering an all-encompassing audioscapes. ‘From the DJ booth to select Beach Cave Suites, the installation of best-in-class Mcintosh and Sonus faber products allows for Six Senses Ibiza to provide the most immersive and engaging listening experience which adds to the regenerative focus of all the experiences on offer at Six Senses,’ he says.

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Mcintosh amplifier MA8900 | image © designboom

mcintosh and sonus faber at six senses ibiza
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Mcintosh amplifier MA8900

mcintosh and sonus faber at six senses ibiza
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Founded in 1949, McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. is known for offering distinguished quality audio products, superior customer service, and the ultimate experience in music and film. All McIntosh products are handcrafted at the Binghamton, NY factory by over 150 employees with a passion for music and the McIntosh heritage. McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home entertainment experience for disccriminating consumers around the world, with the iconic ‘McIntosh Blue’ Watt Meters globally recognized as a symbol of quality audio.

Sonus faber is an Italian manufacturer of handcrafted speakers, and other high-end audio equipment, born from the idea of ​​a man who loved music and its correct reproduction, but also from a person with a special sensibility about handcrafted wood products and a true reverence for beauty. Sonus faber brand tells a story by means of sound and materials. Each Sonus faber product, be it past, present or future, is able to take the listener into a world of long-lasting tradition, Italian culture, and craftsmanship.

Six Senses Ibiza is the first sustainable BREEAM certified resort and residential community in the Balearics, occupying Xarraca Bay on the island’s northern tip. The resort features 116 guest rooms, pool suites, townhouses, and beach caves. Three restaurants and a selection of informal dining settings and bars highlight natural, sustainable and local produce, much of which is sourced from the resort’s farm and gardens. Live layers of programming and experiences celebrate music, art, fashion, pioneering wellness, culinary exploration, and culture.

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