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SGM LEDs and RCF loudspeakers for Faces nightclub

A selection of SGM Lighting LEDs and RCF loudspeakers were installed at the revamped Faces nightclub in Wolverhampton, UK. Cosmic Electronics handled the installation as they have done before for the venue's owner, No Saints.

No Saints nightclub and leisure has expanded its portfolio of RCF systems within its clubs with the addition of a new sound system in its Face nightclub in Wolverhampton, UK. A series of SGM LED lighting solutions – including the SGM LT-100 one-metre 3D pixel tubes – were also selected for the £750,000 revamp of the nightclub.

The install by Essex-based systems integrators Cosmic Electronics follows on from similar integration work carried out for the hospitality and entertainment business, with an SGM LED solution previously having gone into Wonderland club, Norwich.

The more recent install saw Cosmic Electronics asked with upgrading the sound and lighting systems in the venue’s two main dance rooms, which are split across two floors: the 1000-capacity Tomorrow and the 600-capacity Yesterday rooms.

In the larger room, the lighting system has been completely replaced with a giant ‘canopy’ comprising 200 SGM LT-100 1-metre 3D pixel tubes hovering over a vast floor — enabling flexible usage ranging from a conventional dancefloor to providing the location for a boxing ring. The LT-100’s are augmented by a ‘curtain’ of 16 SGM Idea Beam 300 conventional moving heads and eight SGM X-5 white strobe on an octagonal rig.

SGM UK’s Rob Kirby optimised the pixel tubes by programming the latest software version (3.0a) of the Madrix LED effects generator. This is said to stretch the tubes’ creative abilities, while a ShowCad Artist 3 handles the other dynamic effects. Chris Beardwell is able to trigger a stupendous show, full of high impact, from the moment the LT-100’s kick into life midway through the evening. to access presets stored as templates, along with a library of dynamic 3D FX, LJ.

As for sound, Cosmic Electronics’ project manager Mark Damon used a similar install at the Wonderland in Maidestone as the model for this project. Damon’s task was to keep the dancefloor entirely clear, so that the cavernous space from cabaret through to boxing matches. The team installed eight RCF Acustica H1315 horn loaded enclosures, flown in pairs around the octagonal ceiling truss. There is also a concealed stage on hydraulics, which pops, and has RCF Media Series 1201 speakers. Elsewhere, further Media 1201s were deployed to provide infill sound in the main space and in the separate VIP Room.

Upstairs in yesterday, Cosmic Electronics fitted four RCF Acustica C5215/96 wide dispersion speakers (with 15in woofer), adding two floor standing S8028-II 2 x 18 in bass reflex subs to provide LF extension. A further six 10in Media M1001 were deployed for peripheral sound while a smaller Media M801 (8in) full range speaker was selected to maintain the sonic atmosphere throughout the ancillary areas and corridors. The entire system is driven by RCF amplification. HPS2500s are assigned to the H1315s and HPS1500s to the Media series. A combination of DPS 3000s drive the S8028-II subs and UP2321 100V line amps drive ceiling speakers in the ancillary areas.