EAW’s Siberian adventure1 June 2011
Loudspeakers from the EAW range feature prominently in Europe – a major new entertainment complex located in the far Siberian city of Yakutsk.
Located just 450km south of the Arctic Circle, the complex is set over five floors and features a technical infrastructure designed and installed by MS-Max.
For a dancefloor area, MS-Max supplied a punchy EAW system in the form of the purpose-designed Avalon Series. The spec consists of a pair of DC1 (3-way, 4 x 15in LF) enclosures, complemented by ten ultra-compact rectangular UB82, eight BH760 bent horn subwoofers, four LA212 monitor speakers, four FR129z 12in LF and four SM129z compact single 12in speakers. EAW’s CAZ Series amplifiers and UX8800 and DX1208 rackmount digital processors are prominent among the control devices.
Elsewhere in the complex, MS-Max has provided 10 EAW NTL720 ultra compact, self-powered, three-way line array elements, a pair of SB1000 subs and 24 SMS4 rear speakers. Reference monitoring is in the form of four SM129z and two SM159z compact floor wedges, while EAW CAZ Series amps and UX8800 and DX1208 rackmount DSPs help to optimise the system.
In the Striptease nightclub, a pair of EAW FR129z 12in LF provides the main playback, along with three MicroSubs, eight JF60z and six JF80z, with CAZ Series amplification and DX1208 digital control. Meanwhile, sound reinforcement in the karaoke room comprises a pair each of self-powered NT29s (offering 90-degree horizontal dispersion and 12” woofer) and matched NTS22 subs – with a FR129z providing further infill – all powered by EAW CAZ series amplifiers.
Further EAW FR129z, FR250z, CIS300, CIS400, CIS65, SMS4 and CAZ Series amplifiers are to be found in areas hosting bowling and billiards, as well as in the facility’s sports bars.