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K-array solutions selected for Singapore gallery and nightclub space

Canvas Nightclub & Creative Space in Singapore has turned to K-array for a complete audio system to provide background audio to accompany art exhibits and even coverage for the different music played during club nights at the multi-purpose venue.

“The launch of Canvas Singapore is really to showcase the flexibility that will be made available for artists to exhibit in. From installations and murals to short films and photography, we can demonstrate how much of a blank canvas the venue can be,” explained Canvas co-owner Mahen Nathan.

The sound system had to be capable of providing acoustics that wouldn’t distract from the artwork when the venue is in gallery or event mode, but also cater to the different styles of music mixed by Canvas’ resident DJs. “Music is still part of our DNA and so it is important for us to ensure that its presence helps to accentuate the art on exhibit,” said Roy Ng, co-owner of Canvas.

The option to fly the mid-hi speakers was necessary due to the intimate nature of the space and a full coverage solution was sought from K-array. The main system comprises four KH4 line array elements split evenly in all corners of the dance floor area and flown with a KS4 subwoofer directly behind each one. The KH4s produce a 120° horizontal coverage pattern and a 37° vertical coverage pattern and coupled with the KS4 dipole subwoofers, create a high performance large-scale solution for Canvas. An additional two K070 subwoofers are in place to add even more punch to the system during live band performances.

A KF12 coaxial loudspeaker provides the fill for the VIP area of the room, with an addition KF12 used as a DJ monitor.

Roy explained: “As well as being impressed with the sound of the K-array system, I also felt it was aesthetically pleasing in the venue.”

There is also K-array equipment used outside with four KK100 slim loudspeakers powered by two KL18ma subwoofers, providing coverage for the outdoor terrace overlooking the city’s river view.