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Harman Pro and Yamaha equipment specified for versatile Netherlands club

test 17 September 2007

The main loudspeaker systems comprise two JBL VP7215/95DPCN and two VP7215/64DPCN loudspeakers, augmented by six JBL VP7212/95s; subs are JBL SRX728s. The Harman Pro specification is rounded out by two SRX712M stage monitors and two SRX718s subs, while power is handled by a Crown I-Tech 4000.

“The Harman Pro Group fully integrated system was exactly what Crazy Piano’s needed to support the variety of music styles and events they host in a crowded venue,” said Jeroen van Keeken, live sound account manager at Harman Pro Group’s distributor in the Netherlands, Audio XL. “The unique ability to get extensive control of a system through HiQnet talking to the Crown power and the VP Series loudspeakers means that the venue can offer the best live music experience cost-effectively no matter who the operators are.”

The venue is also serviced by a Yamaha DME24N digital mixing engine and DM1000 console thanks to an installation designed by Jeroen ten Brinke (Audio Design International) and executed by More Stage Services. A MIDI controller on stage is used to select from a total of eight levels (or states) which are preprogrammed in the DME24N and DM1000, and which set the entire system according to the time of day and the clientele in the bar at any particular time.

“The DME is the brains of the system and allows us to make complex system changes very easily,” said ten Brinke. “For example, on Level One the loudspeakers are all the same level throughout the venue. But as the levels increase, the amplification is increased more in the speakers which cover the dancefloor than in other areas of the club.”

PICTURE CREDIT: Yamaha Commercial Audio

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