Billed as a fusion of lounge bar and nightclub, EVER Club has installed an audio system with 'punch', featuring Powersoft K3 amplifiers driving EAW Avalon CLUB.two loudspeakers.
Located in the business district of the Chinese city of Ningbo, EVER Club embodies the local culture that values “art, quality and relaxation”, and serves a broader demographic than just the affluent urban crowd.
The system was designed and installed by EZPro International. “The system must be able to express EVER Club's mysterious flavoir and individuality, and to create an atmosphere where clubbers can resonate with the music,” shared Mr Zhu, technical manager from EZPro.
At the heart of the club is an eccentrically designed annular bar counter. The technical team from EZPro decided to use four EAW CLUB.two cabinets to configure the main PA system. The loudspeakers were flown 3.5m high above the floor, all pointing to the centre DJ area from four corners to deliver a vibrant audio experience.
Zhu added: “CLUB.two is highly efficient with its horn-loaded design. It uses four 12in LF cones arranged in a symmetrical pattern behind the mid/high section to produce maximum, distortion-free output. It not only has seismic lows and crystalline highs, but also features simple, elegant, symmetrical modern design that perfectly matches the interior decoration of EVER Club.”
An EAW UX8800 DSP unit provides the loudspeakers with optimised digital processing, including EAW Focusing settings.
Zhu is impressed with the performance of the six Powersoft K3s: “The K3 amplifiers are very versatile and produce great, unchanging sound quality, no matter what type of loudspeaker they are connected to. They feature excellent sonic quality by design, including amp clip limiters and patented ripple cancellation network. The sound produced was much tighter and has a 'punch' which I'm sure performers and the audience can feel.”
Also impressive are the K3s' small rack footprint and high efficiency: “To get that much output and quality from such a small footprint was amazing,” said Zhu.
DJs, as well as regulars of the club, also offered the highest praise for the powerful sound system, “I fell in love with EVER Club for its sound. The difference in quality is remarkable and I think it is what makes the club stand out from the rest of the entertainment scene in Ningbo city,” enthused Xu Xiaogang, a regular club patron.