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Powersoft DSP amplifiers drive EAW system at Melbourne casino complex

The Crown Casino & Entertainment Complex in Melbourne, Australia recently underwent a major refurbishment to its bar/nightclub as part of a multi-million dollar development project. The venue now offers 20 TV screens and a 200in big screen for sports fans as well as a newly upgraded sound system.

The Crown has developed a strong partnership with Powersoft over the years frequently using Powersoft products. For this project, Powersoft DSP K series amplifiers were specified by technology specialists Point of View (PoV) to drive an EAW system, consisting of QX594 (FOH) and SBK250 (subs), optimised with its proprietary UX8800 DSP platform.

Ben Clarke, technical support manager of Production Audio Video Technology (PAVT), the local distributor for Powersoft, commented: “Q, D, M and K Series, as well as Ottocanali (8-channel) models have all featured across the many applications the resort requires. Approximately five years ago the case was made for a good sounding, high channel density, high efficiency amplification platform to become their standard — all of the attributes that Powersoft has helped to pioneer.”

Stephen Sokolowski, corporate intelligence operations manager, stated: “This was a truly challenging environment for us. For the client to demand such high quality sound system in such an intimate space, where varying musicians will be performing nightly, and where major sports events will be televised, we needed something that had incredible control to keep away from the gaming floors, and accommodate the full range and diversity that Crown expected.

“Powersoft again delivered everything and more for us, and the PAVT guys were supportive every step of the way, Crown Casino is thrilled with the result.”