Much like its Eastern European neighbours, Bulgaria has experienced some rapid growth in the night club sector in recent years, possibly reflecting the increasing levels of disposable income among the young adult populations that typically fuel that market. Club Deluxe, in the southern city of Asenovgrad, close to Bulgaria’s second-largest city of Plovdiv, is a perfect example of the shiny new dance music clubs springing up across the country.
Located over 500sqm, split across two floor levels, Club Deluxe is open six days a week running from Monday to Saturday and caters for just about every musical genre from retro and pop to house and techno. Designed by leading acoustic and stage lighting specialist, Eliana Spasov – the style of the club is very distinctly modern, with an arty-industrial feel to it.
It is also the first venue in Bulgaria to have Tannoy’s new VQ Series loudspeakers installed, in the shape of a pair of VQ 100 enclosures, coupled with a pair of the company’s new VS 218DR subwoofers.
Designed and installed by Sofia-based A/V specialists Bulcomp, the club’s sound system also consists of some of Tannoy’s V-Series loudspeakers (a pair of V6s and pair of V12s) providing fills where necessary, all powered by three Lab.gruppen C-Series amplifiers and controlled by a pair of Tannoy VNET SC1 digital network controllers.
Bulcomp sales manager, Peter Ivanov, was extremely pleased with the results of this first VQ club install for Bulgaria, as was the client. “The general feeling from both DJs and patrons is that the sound is very clear and exceptionally transparent, perfectly suited both for live performance or for DJ sets. Even with relatively few speakers, the sound is extremely loud, something the club owner was keen to achieve with minimal impact on the carefully designed interior style.”