Portugal’s Gare Club, built inside a tunnel, sports an audio system from Void Acoustics. Portugal (June 20, 2008)–In New York City, there used to be a dance club called The Tunnel, but Portugal has gone one better by creating the Gare Club–a club inside a tunnel, sporting an audio system from Void Acoustics.
The all-Void system, installed by T2 Produção e Eventos, fills the club’s main room occupies a 35-meter tunnel, with a ceiling height of 10 meters and just 6 meters wide, with the system incorporating Void’s signature design, the triple-horn Air Motion speakers, as well as the Stasys 8 dual 18-inch horn-loaded enclosures.
T2’s Raul Ribeiro, a sound engineer and producer in his own right, explained, “Gare Club presented us with something of a challenge, as a tunnel isn’t exactly an ideal acoustic environment. We knew that Void’s Air Motions would be perfect out front, backed by Stasys 8s for the main area, and decided to put a further pair of Air Motions at the back for additional intelligibility.”
In summary, the main room is equipped with two Air Motions, facing the audience, complemented by three Stasys 8s. Another pair of Air Motions provides an extra degree of intelligibility at the back, creating a virtual “square” of sound. Extra sub reinforcement is from a fourth Stasys 8 cabinet. The all-Void installation includes two of the compact Impulse 4ts for the bar area, which benefits from some sub leakage from the main dance floor area. The VIP room and wine bar are equipped with two B12s and two VSUBs, mimicking the main system setup but with a lower SPL. A pair of Mycro 8s gives the club’s trendy entrance lounge a comfortable ambience.
The DJ Booth was built around a pair of Air Tens and a VSUB, in line with the many live acts performing at the club. Amplification throughout the installation is from Void’s range of Kryo Dual power amps, and the system includes the Livedrive and Digidrive loudspeaker management systems.