Greyhound Club upgrades with d&b
Melbourne's Greyhound Club (GH) has upgraded its lighting and sound systems. local integrators Sound Factory have installed a d&b audiotechnik PA system.
Although out of town, the Greyhound is not without neighbours, "In fact new apartment buildings are going up immediately to the rear of the venue now," said Sound Factory's Paul Fitzsimmons. "That was the determining factor when a d&b system specialist from National Audio Systems (NAS) drew up the installation design for us and selected J-SUBs for the low end reinforcement.
"NAS are the d&b distributor for Australia and have always provided us with excellent advice and support on projects such as this, for example, although the ceiling and walls have been acoustically dampened, the cardioid performance of the J-SUB still proved a big help in containing low end energy within the room and not upsetting the neighbours. When Melbourne City noise control came to make their checks they paid especially close attention to frequency specific measurements around and below 60 Hz. It was not found wanting."
The Greyhound is a show based club with a stage for contemporary Burlesque style presentations and an adjoining DJ podium to the side. The main PA system utilises elements from the d&b T-Series loudspeakers rigged traditionally left and right, with a substantial quota of d&b E-Series for fill duties.
"There's an area to the left of the performance stage at ground level where the audience enters the room that is outside the normal field of the PA; that warranted some E12s for extra lift, plus we also used E12s for DJ-fill as the podium sticks out from a side wall. Further E8s are used for balcony and front-fill. This venue is as much about performance as it is a dance venue for its clients. The stage shows here are really spectacular."
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