Systems Integrator SSE Audio Group has revisited the Bunga Bunga nightclub, London, UK, to add further Martin Audio AQ series loudspeakers to the existing system.
The bar/pizzeria operates on two floors: the ground floor has a dedicated restaurant and bar, while upstairs the larger second floor room is dedicated to the Eurovision Song Contest-themed private Lucky Voice karaoke room, with DJ booth and live stage. Here the walls are covered with Eurovision memorabilia.
Growing emphasis on entertainment meant that, two years after the original Martin Audio install, SSE was once again enlisted to bolster the sound reinforcement solution on the first floor.
“We put in the original system with Martin Audio AQ8 loudspeakers and AQ112 subs, with the Karaoke system which can be run automatically or via a small mix mixer,” explained SSE director, Emma Bigg.
“However, live has become a more important part of the mix and so we have added a pair of [Martin Audio] AQ10’s and another AQ112, with different presets, to give a better sense of the live music.”
With a fixed format BSS Soundweb London BLU-100 (12 in/8-out) DSP on each floor the system can be voiced according to the operating mode. This is said to provide a more immersive sound for DJ and karaoke while reverting to a more conventional Left/Right stage sound for live performance.
At the same time SSE Audio took the opportunity to reconfigure the existing installation to further optimise the performance, relocating the original AQ112 sub, repositioning the AQ8’s — and assigning a new amplifier; the mid-highs are all wall mounted, two of the subwoofers are flown and the third is floor-standing.
“The detail is important with all Inception Group venues,” continued Bigg. “There is a specific design to each and the AQ series is important for maintaining that neat, compact and stylish finish. The series is very cost effective and provides a good result.”