Dynacord solution for London club’s Beirut transition30 May 2011
The installation at the new Beirut venue – an offshoot of London’s celeb-friendly Whisky Mist nightclub – was undertaken by locally-based Hi Fi Service.
Located in the five-star Hotel Intercontinental Phoenicia, this new night haunt boasts space for 350 guests as well as two VIP lounges.
An elaborate interior design and the need to provide high sound pressure levels were among the challenges confronting the Hi Fi Service team, which was led by managing director Oussama Mansour Abou Faraj.
For the solution, they opted to employ a large contingent of Dynacord products. “We’ve long been fans of Dynacord products,” he said. “They are reliable, robust and highly efficient.”
As a result, the venue now sports a host of speakers from Dynacord’s VariLine series, including 17 VL262s, six VL122s and two VL62s. Four Sub28 subwoofers reinforce bass on the dancefloor, while the same task is performed in the VIP and bar areas by two Sub15 and four Electro-Voice TX1181 cabinets, respectively.
The system is driven by four Dynacord DSA multi-channel amplifiers, along with eight EV P3000s already in place at the cab. System control and supervision is performed by a Dynacord P64 digital audio matrix manager.
Other Dynacord and Electro-Voice equipment is also part of the extensive specification at Beirut’s Whisky Mist.
“The VL loudspeakers offer outstanding sound quality and the subwoofers, too, are excellent – but my absolute favourite is without question the P64. It simplifies our job enormously,” said Oussama Mansour Abou Faraj. “Instead of running backwards and forwards between the loudspeakers and amplifiers, with the P64 we can configure and supervise the entire system digitally using IRIS-Net software. And, when they heard the sheer quality of the sound, our customers were equally enthusiastic. The owners of the club love this system and have sworn when they open their next club to rely on our expertise once again – and, naturally, on Dynacord as well.”