d&b installs zoned sound system in Pacha Dubai nightclub11 June 2015
The Pacha Ibiza Dubai nightclub has completed the largest installation of a d&b audiotechnik system in the Pacha global franchise. The installation was four years in the making and lead by Janko Ramuscak of d&b, who explained: “When you work in a place where you know the content will all be Electronic Dance Music (EDM), with no acoustic content, everything pure electronic, then you don’t want any contribution from the room acoustic. The ideal would be totally dry and direct.”
Pacha Dubai is located next the Madinat Jumeirah resort in Dubai and is spread over three floors with a mix of entertainment experiences, VIP locations and a open rooftop terrace. This required a zoned solution with over a hundred channels of amplification. The installation used elements from the d&b V-Series and Q-Series for main PA, with a selection of loudspeakers from the installation specific xS-Series, Ramuscak received support from Juanma De Casas of d&b Spain.
In 2012 De Casas had designed the d&b system for the founding Pacha Ibiza club. “In close collaboration with Pacha and their architects, the Dubai project was coordinated by Chadi El Masri and Amrith Verghese from Lightbox Professional, our d&b Partner in UAE,” explained De Casas. “Amrith and I commissioned the system in November. The Lightbox team he assembled did a fantastic job working with install partner Cornerstone Technologies to achieve a perfect outcome.”
Verghese added: “When I finally switched on the system for the people from the club to walk around and listen, they were all smiles.”