The Berghain dance club in Berlin has completed its first year of operation with a Meyer Sound system located in its exclusive Panorama Bar.
The globally-acclaimed venue – first in DJ Mag’s 2009 listing of the world’s Top 100 Clubs – was equipped with the Meyer Sound system by Berlin-based Schalldruck.
The audio system for the relatively intimate (13m x 4.4m) Panorama Bar features a pair of JM-1P loudspeakers in each corner of the dancefloor. Visceral bass saturates the space from two hidden stacks of three-each 700-HP subwoofers, while an L-C-R system with three UPA-2P loudspeakers and a 500-HP subwoofer provides DJ monitoring. Both systems are optimised and driven by a Galileo loudspeaker management system with a Galileo 616 processor.
“We had been asked to update the Panorama Bar’s sound system as part of a partial redesign and technical upgrade of the room,” recalled Werner Eicker, managing director of Schalldruck. “We immediately suggested a Meyer Sound system based on JM-1Ps, and their performance quickly convinced the club’s management. The JM-1Ps can produce extremely high SPL with very low distortion, and they focus all the energy on the dancefloor.”
Eicker also credits Galileo with a share of the club’s success: “Galileo allowed us to provide different set-ups, which can then be selected to work with the DJ’s personal equipment and the desired SPL.”
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