Honky Tonk Central, the three-storey music venue, bar and restaurant in the heart of downtown Nashville, US, has installed a QSC Audio KLA Active Line Array Loudspeaker System.
The new solution has gone into its first-floor performance space, along with QSC K12 speakers for monitors. California-based Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro) also installed two systems comprising K12 loudspeakers as mains and K10 loudspeakers as monitors for smaller stages on the second and third floors.
“On the main floor we have six flown KLA12 modules with two KLA181 subs on the floor, and five K12s for monitors,” explained Michael Mills, chief engineer for Honky Tonk Central. “Upstairs, for mains we're using K12s, but for monitors we’re using K10s, because the stages are considerably smaller. We’re running little Allen & Heath MixWizard consoles on the two floors upstairs and I’ve got a Midas console downstairs on the main floor. It’s a pro-sounding rig and just what I wanted.”
“The KLA’s are very easy to hang. The M10 fittings are very handy. The boxes aren't heavy, so it makes it easy to fly them. Once I had my fly points, man, I had the boxes hanging in just a couple of minutes. Having decided upon self-powered speakers for all three stages, wiring was also kept to a minimum. We didn't have to worry about amps, so it worked out pretty well."
In addition to the QSC products, GC Pro specified a Midas VeniceF 24 analog console; two M-One XL Dual Effects Signal processors and a D-Two Multitap Rhythm Delay from TC Electronic; and from dbx: a DriveRack 260 Loudspeaker Management System, two 1231 Dual Channel 31-Band Equalizers, two 1046 Quad Compressor/Limiter units and a 1074 Quad Gate.
”The local musicians really like playing there; it sounds amazing. It has become one of the premier places to play on Broadway in Nashville now,” said Mills.