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Funktion-One sound system chosen by Cairo nightclub

Cairo’s TIU nightclub, opened in November 2014, has installed a Funktion-One sound system as the venue looks to emphasise quality in one of the Egyptian capital’s most famous night-time locations.

The owners of Tamarai, where TIU now stands, Ayman Baky and Ahmed Beltagy, plotted new beginnings for the famous location, teaming up with Ahmed Ganzoury of ByGanz Events.

TIU was designed by Ghautier Guillame from GG&Grace. The Belgian designer has crafted a multi-levelled and multi-faceted rooftop space, which takes its inspiration from the journey of diamond discovery.

Local Funktion-One specialist Center Stage supplied the sound system. The company was appointed to the project after demonstrating the quality and flexibility of Funktion-One’s speakers.

Bassem Fahmy, co-owner of Center Stage, explained: “We made a big impact through our rental jobs. Mr Beltagy approached us after attending an event that used Funktion-One, but we faced tough competition from distributors of other loudspeaker manufacturers. A myth was spread that Funktion-One wasn’t good live. We countered that by renting a system to Mr Beltagy for his club on the North Coast. During that time he had some live acts and they sounded perfect on our Funktion-One system.”

Fahmy added: “We’ve had a lot of positive feedback and the client is very happy with the installation. We’re pleased to be working with the owners, who are thought of as the leading lights in Egypt’s entertainment scene. They demand the best and with the Funktion-One sound system we were able to provide it.”