Renkus-Heinz steerable arrays feature in $100m Las Vegas nightclub redesign29 June 2015
The Renkus-Heinz IC Live system has been specified as part of a $100m redesign of the newly renamed Omnia nightclub at Caesars Palace. One of the main attractions of the venue is the rooftop garden terrace overlooking the Las Vegas Strip; however, this also provided challenges for the sound system.
The club turned to UK-based systems integrator AudioTek International for a solution. “The system is outdoors, and large hotels are within 200 yards, so we had to minimise off-site noise,” said AudioTek’s Chris Kmiec. “We specified a Renkus-Heinz IC Live system because it not only provided clean, clear audio, it also enabled us to precisely steer the sound to cover the L-shaped terrace and not beyond it.”
The system comprises eight Renkus-Heinz ICONYX ICL-R column arrays surrounding the patio. The IC Live arrays utilise RHAON II control to digitally define and aim as many as four separate beams of sound from each array, and a Renkus-Heinz IC118S-R subwoofer provides low-frequency reinforcement.
“Since this is an outdoor system, all of the loudspeaker enclosures are weatherised,” noted Kmiec. “Weatherising is one of the most popular ‘standard’ customisation options we offer,” added Rik Kirby, Renkus-Heinz VP of sales and marketing. “Adding weather resistance involves a combination of well proven techniques and materials, so extra costs are minimised, as is delivery time to the customer.”
Kmiec explained: “I’ve used other Renkus-Heinz systems and have always been impressed. For Omnia, I was looking for a steerable array that was relatively small yet had punch. The IC Live sounds great and is a lot more powerful than you’d expect for its size. It had everything we needed.”