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Berlin club even more mega with Meyer Sound

David Davies 28 March 2011
Berlin club even more mega with Meyer Sound

The Berghain dance club in Berlin has completed its first year of operation with a Meyer Sound system located in its exclusive Panorama Bar.

The globally-acclaimed venue – first in DJ Mag’s 2009 listing of the world’s Top 100 Clubs – was equipped with the Meyer Sound system by Berlin-based Schalldruck.

The audio system for the relatively intimate (13m x 4.4m) Panorama Bar features a pair of JM-1P loudspeakers in each corner of the dancefloor. Visceral bass saturates the space from two hidden stacks of three-each 700-HP subwoofers, while an L-C-R system with three UPA-2P loudspeakers and a 500-HP subwoofer provides DJ monitoring. Both systems are optimised and driven by a Galileo loudspeaker management system with a Galileo 616 processor.

“We had been asked to update the Panorama Bar’s sound system as part of a partial redesign and technical upgrade of the room,” recalled Werner Eicker, managing director of Schalldruck. “We immediately suggested a Meyer Sound system based on JM-1Ps, and their performance quickly convinced the club’s management. The JM-1Ps can produce extremely high SPL with very low distortion, and they focus all the energy on the dancefloor.”

Eicker also credits Galileo with a share of the club’s success: “Galileo allowed us to provide different set-ups, which can then be selected to work with the DJ’s personal equipment and the desired SPL.”

Image Credit: Laura Colomé

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