SPRESIANO (TREVISO), ITALY: When the lights went down, and the fog machines began pumping out their mystery-inducing plumes and the deejay’s pulsating sounds filled the room, attendees threw aside their inhibitions and danced the night away here at Odissea Fun City Dance Club, one of Italy’s largest at seven-thousand square meters and home to seven different musical environments. And on this night’s celebration of the club’s twenty-fifth anniversary, everyone in attendance, from staff and management to performers and patrons alike, was treated to a sound experience never heard before at this club – a loudspeaker sound system designed by industry innovators Clair Brothers.
Owners of the club decided their previous system had served its purpose well but that the time had come to upgrade to something special. Prase Media Technologies, Clair Brothers Italian distributor, was asked to suggest an upgrade. Emanuele “Lele” Luongo, product manager at Prase, along with his expert cohorts, Ivan Omiciuolo and Matteo Barbaro, whom supported the project in all its phases, recommended the new Clair Brothers PA. “The main challenge in this room,” explains Luongo, “was to achieve homogeneity in the distribution of low frequencies while also minimizing the reflections, within the entire audio range, caused by metal sets and mirrors on the side walls of the dance floor. We also worked to curb the incidence of medium-high range in the bar areas.” To overcome these acoustical issues, the PA system that was installed consists of two Clair Brothers kiTCurve12 clusters (four cabinets each) and eight CS218 subwoofers. Describes Luongo, “The subwoofers follow the perimeter of the stage, with two subs located in the center, positioned as an inverted stack to help reduce the impact of low frequencies in the console area.” In addition to utilizing the kiTCurve12 as the main system, there is also a pair of the exact same kiTCurve12’s being used as DJ monitors to allow the DJ to hear the exact timbre that the audience hears. The stunning result is an LR system with controlled dispersion teamed with a horizontal sub array which allows for a higher SPL than the club’s previous system was able to deliver.
“The excellent combination of the compact dimensions of the cabinets with the high performance of Lake processing on all the PLM and amplification channels,” concludes Luongo, “made it easy for us to meet all the requirements of this historic twenty-fifth anniversary installation. Once again, Clair Brothers speakers come through with flying colors. Odissea Fun City Dance Club is set up for great sound for a long time to come. There’s no doubt in my mind that everyone who listens will notice a huge improvement. It may even make them dance!"
ABOUT CLAIR BROTHERS Clair Brothers is a world-class sound reinforcement company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and sales of professional loudspeaker systems. Founded by Roy & Gene Clair, the company is built on a tradition of excellence with fifty-plus years in the industry as the premier choice of top artists and audio engineers. Innovative engineering and impeccable attention to detail delivers state-of-the-art audio performance from every Clair Brothers product. Their headquarters in Manheim, Pennsylvania serves as the international distribution network hub facilitating product sales and support. For more information please call (717) 665-4000 or email [email protected]