Electro-Voice loudspeakers power DJ and live performances at Club Next, Trinidad
March 4, 2016
- High customer satisfaction and product reliability are key to Streamline Systems’ reliance on Electro-Voice EV loudspeakers for nightclub, restaurant and casino installations throughout the Caribbean.
- With six distinct dispersion patterns, EVF-D full-range speakers from the Electro-Voice EV-Innovation family supply the same superb sound and high output across a wide variety of venues shapes and system designs.
- Streamline Systems uses Electro-Voice ZX series weatherized speakers to withstand the region’s heat and humidity in outdoor applications.
Burnsville, Minnesota (March, 2015): In the tourism paradise of the Caribbean, an exciting club scene is the perfect evening counterpoint to fun in the sun by day. Trinidad-based Streamline Systems has developed a reputation for designing great-sounding, visually unique spaces throughout the region, most recently with Club Next on their home island.
“We knew we could rely on the same EV loudspeaker systems and adapt them to this new and different space.”
“This is the third night club we’ve done for Princess International Group,” notes Mike Pereira, Streamline’s Field Director. “They were so happy with the sound at our Club Next installation in Suriname, we knew we could rely on the same Electro-Voice loudspeaker systems and adapt them to this new and different space.”
Club Next Trinidad is notable for its circular bar surrounding an elevated performance stage in the center of the room. “It’s primarily a DJ club, but with the ability to go live when needed,” explains Pereira. “To avoid feedback, we aimed the main speakers outward from above the bar, then set up a separate zone of speakers for the stage, which can be used as monitors.”
The 11 main Electro-Voice loudspeakers are all EVF-1122D, a powerful 12-inch, 2-way design. Eight are ceiling-hung above the bar, radiating outwards to fill the dance floor, VIP booths and seating around the room. Two more speakers are aimed at the raised stage and one is dedicated to the DJ booth.
“The mains are hung right above the bartenders, so the sound fills the room, but the customers don’t have to shout their drink orders. Little touches like that really contribute to the customer experience,” says Pereira. “We love the Electro-Voice EVF-D speakers in nightclubs, because they sound amazing and run cool at high sound pressure levels. The fact that Electro-Voice makes them in six dispersion patterns means that we can always find the right speaker for the hang positions dictated by a club’s layout and our sound design.”
Bass frequencies are supplied via six Electro-Voice QRx 218S subwoofers. Four of these compact dual 18-inch boxes are located directly in front of the DJ booth at the back of the club, with the remaining two placed at opposite end for sonic balance. The final requirement was to bring the music to the outdoor lounge area. For that task, Streamline Systems selected three Electro-Voice ZX3/90 speakers, a weatherized full-range design built to withstand Trinidad’s constant heat and humidity. The entire installation is powered by nine Electro-Voice CPS 2.12 amplifiers.
With a constant stream of commercial installations in nightclubs, restaurants and casinos and in Central and South America, Streamline Systems has come to rely on Electro-Voice as its preferred loudspeaker brand. “We believe in the sound quality, love the reliability and we get great factory support,” explains Pereira. “Electro-Voice has the right speaker and dispersion for any situation. They deliver all the output you can ask for, and they have so much reserve power running at 8 ohms that they are lasting forever in these installations. As an integrator, I really love that.”