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Powersoft delivers high-octane sound for Coyote Ugly Saloon

New Bristol venue joins sister venues in Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Cardiff and Swansea, emulating the Coyote Ugly bar in New York, immortalised in cult film Coyote Ugly

Powersoft T Series amplifiers are helping the new Coyote Ugly Saloon, in Bristol, to bring a slice of the Big Apple to south-west England with a high-energy audio installation. Inspired by the original Coyote Ugly bar in New York, immortalised in the cult 2000 film Coyote Ugly, the first UK Coyote Ugly Saloon opened its doors in 2016. Long-term integration partner Spartan Audio Visual organised the installation.

The newest venue, which also has sister bars in Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Cardiff and Swansea, brings the franchise’s trademark lively atmosphere, choreographed countertop dancing and high-energy parties to a harbourfront location on Bristol’s Bordeaux Quay.

At Coyote Ugly Saloon Bristol, one 3,000W T302 amplifier is powering six AUDAC VEXO110 loudspeakers installed directly above the bar-cum-stage, with a higher-power (6,000W) T602 connected to four AUDAC BASO18 subs.

A Symetrix Radius processor and SymVue interface – operated by the Coyote Ugly performers – and four channels of MIPRO ACT58 microphones complete the new set-up.

Powersoft amplifiers have become the go-to for all Coyote Ugly Saloon bars. All sites outside Bristol feature some combination of Duecanali and Quattrocanali amplifiers, with two Quattrocanali Q4804 (along with one X4) installed in Piccadilly, one Q4804 and one Duecanali 4804 in Camden, one Q4804 (along with one K20 DSP and one K3 DSP) in Swansea, and two D804, plus one X4 and two K3 DSP, in Cardiff.

Dave Morgan, sales and installations director, Spartan Audio Visual, said: “The bars require the ability to provide live music-level dynamics with nightclub SPL and coverage, combined with a very high uptime. We are able to use very few amplifiers compared to other brands – using not just the efficiency of the amp models themselves, but squeezing out every bit of headroom using power sharing, too.”

He added: “The end result is a reliable and great sounding system that punches well above its price tag overall.”

Cardiff-based Spartan previously designed and installed audio systems for other Coyote Ugly Saloon locations, including Piccadilly and Camden (London), Cardiff, and Swansea. A regular user of Powersoft amplification, Morgan and his team, in partnership with UK distributor CUK Group, selected the Italian company’s T Series amplifiers to meet a brief for Bristol emphasising both high performance and budget friendliness.