Indianapolis, IN (February 12, 2013)—The Saddle Up Saloon and Dancehall recently installed a QSC KW Series Active Loudspeaker System in its new location in Indianapolis, covering a 13,440 square-foot venue with three bars, a stage and a 3,000-square-foot dance hall.
Local integrator Sean Wooldridge, a former sales engineer at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, IN and graduate of the Music Production and Engineering program at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, installed the QSC system at the new Western-themed dance club. The KW Series speakers allowed Wooldridge to cover the large dance floor with a small number of speakers, he reports.
“We installed six of the KW122 12-inch two-way speakers—three on either side of the dance floor. Then there are four of the KW181 18-inch subwoofers on the dance floor; we've got a little box for them there,” says Wooldridge. “It has a capacity of 1,200 people, and amazingly, the KW Series speakers covered the whole thing.”
In addition to operating as a nightclub and bar, the Saddle Up also presents line-dancing lessons for patrons. “Every 20 minutes or so, an instructor will go down onto the dance floor with a head-worn mic and teach. Next thing you know, there's a big line dance going on,” says Wooldridge. “So vocal intelligibility is critical in an application like this. And that's another cool thing about the KW Series Loudspeakers—the clarity is astonishing.”