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Egypt’s Hard Rock cafe marks ‘major step’ in resort sound quality with Meyer Sound JM-1P

The new Hard Rock Cafe in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, chose Meyer Sound's JM-1P arrayble loudspeaker system, with the system said to be leading the way in sound quality for Egyptian resorts.

The new Hard Rock Cafe Nabq in Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheik resort area, which brings the total to three hard rock cafés in the country, has taken delivery of a Meyer Sound JM-1P arrayable loudspeaker system.

The 1,700sqm Hard Rock Cafe Nabq features the chain’s trademark collection of rock memorabilia and offers indoor seating for up to 390, plus an outdoor terrace that seats an additional 130.

Cairo-based audio outfit Modern Touch was charged with installation of the new audio solution to cover both the indoor and outdoor areas. The company’s president Magued Makram, explained: “The ceilings in the main room are over 8m high at some points, and the dance floor is under a dome. It was very hard to generate the high SPLs we wanted without hitting reflective walls and the ceiling. Fortunately, the Meyer Sound JM-1P had exactly the right combination of high power, superb sonic quality, and the precise directional pattern we needed.”

The club’s main system targets the dance floor and adjacent seating areas: Modern Touch fitted twin-flown clusters of three-each JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers, with four 600-HP subwoofers floor-stacked underneath. IN additoion, seventeen UPJunior VariO loudspeakers were deployed high around the room’s perimeter and in adjacent bars and seating areas. These provide both main system support as well as softer music for daytime and early evening crowds. Elsewhere, four MM-4XP self-powered loudspeakers were installed in the gift shop, while eight UPJ-1P VariO loudspeakers and four USW-1P subwoofers were implemented to provide controlled sound on the expansive outdoor terrace.

Running the solution is a Galileo loudspeaker management system comprising one Galileo 616 processor for the indoor systems and one Galileo 408 processor for the outdoor loudspeakers. Project manager, Hani Naguib of Modern Touch commented: “This installation marks a major step up in sound quality for resorts in the area. The main system’s Galileo system has three presets for tailoring signal distribution, loudspeaker levels, and EQ for live music, DJ dance music, or pre-recorded music for dining.”