Post its annual renovations, Cairo Jazz Club has reopened with not only a new look but a new L-Acoustics loudspeaker system installation as well.
The new system comprises of a combination of L-Acoustics ARCS Wide and X Series loudspeakers, designed and installed by Heliopolis-based Audio Technology.
Amir Hany, sales and marketing manager at Audio Technology says that the project presented a number of challenges: “Cairo Jazz Club covers 200 square metres in an L-shape with exposed air conduits as obstacles which make even sound coverage difficult. The club hosts a variety of musical genres on different nights, including jazz, dance, acoustic, electronic and more.”
Audio Technology designed a distributed system using L-Acoustics 3D-modelling software and the input of L-Acoustics’ application engineer Oliver Hebert.
Hany explains that three X15 HiQ coaxial cabinets cover the dance floor area which can be configured in different ways depending on the position of the DJ booth, or if a live band is playing. In addition, two SB18i subs placed on the ground reinforce the low frequencies whilst two ARCS Wide speakers cover the larger areas just outside the dance floor.
Two X12 cabinets also cover the bar areas on one side of the club, with the remaining side covered by an X12 and an X8 cabinet, and the entire system is controlled and amplified by four LA4X amplified controllers.
“Although the total number of cabinets isn’t large, the design and setup of the system is quite complex,” says Hany. “The beauty of the L-Acoustics philosophy is that it offers a clear and streamlined product line, and all cabinets have the same sonic signature. This meant that we were able to install the loudspeakers we needed for the space, knowing that they would all interact smoothly. To make everything work seamlessly, we installed an L-NET Ethernet-based network, which allowed us to give the system the flexibility it needed.”
Adding his thoughts on the new installation, Cairo Jazz Club’s Alexander Rizk said: “When it came time to update our sound system, L-Acoustics was the best choice. The L-Acoustics system addresses both the challenge of our diverse line-up and the awkward shape of the room. L-Acoustics also has the clearest, most highly defined sound on the market. We are very happy with our choice.”