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Funktion-One energises party-goers at Cape Town’s Halo nightclub

Funktion-One sound system is at the heart of sound system for premium nightclub Halo, in Cape Town, South Africa

A Funktion-One sound system is powering Halo, a new premium nightclub in Cape Town, South Africa. Completed at the end of 2023 and opened shortly after, Halo also boasts custom acoustic treatment by Supersonic, and opulent interior designs by Conduit Interior.  

The sound system upstairs features two Funktion-One Evolution X and two BR218 with F101.2 and MB212s for in-fill and F1201.2s in the DJ booth. Downstairs, the main system comprises pairs of Evo 6 SH, F215 and F124, while F101.2, F1201.2 and BR118 have been selected for the DJ booth, VIP and peripheral areas.

“The F124 provides extremely low frequency bass in a controlled manner,” said Anton Sinovich, founder, Phuture Sound, which is the loudspeaker manufacturer’s distributor for South Africa.

“Low frequencies are particularly difficult for most sound systems to accurately reproduce, but the F124 has the most powerful moving coil electromagnetic device to be installed in a loudspeaker, and we are thrilled to deploy it for the first time on the African continent at Halo. The F124 partners well with the F215 upper mid bass and Evo 6SH mid-highs to accurately deliver a full frequency spectrum with extremely low distortion.”  

The two-storey venue situated on Loop St, a central location that has enjoyed a reinvention in recent years, is home to over 30 Funktion-One loudspeakers.

“We work closely with Supersonic to acoustically design a space for the specific sound system that’s going to be deployed in it,” explained Sinovich. “The synergy of installing a great sound system into a room that has been properly acoustically treated is extremely powerful.” 

Since Halo opened, DJs, including the UK’s Pete Jones and Milo Passier from Amsterdam, have been hired to grab partygoers’ attention alongside the visuals and tech elements. Holograms, images of flying space whales, and continually changing screens are intended to embody the venue’s tagline: ‘Step into a World Beyond’.