The Modern club in Vancouver sports a sizable Adamson PA for its multiple dance floors.Vancouver, Canada (November 26, 2007)–The Modern is a newly opened Lounge/Bar/Nightclub, located inside a heritage building within the popular Gastown district. In keeping with the shiny, new interior, the owners wanted to attract a similarly sleek crowd, and that meant putting in a new audio system that would pump DJ’d music to all corners. Helping in that effort is a PA from Adamson Systems Engineering.
LTS Professional Sound & Lighting had done a sound design for the client at another club with similar architectural components using Adamson products. Alan LeTexier explains “We found that using Adamson speakers at a previous installation at another popular nightclub in Vancouver, the customer was very pleased with their performance and consistency and we decided to keep a similar combination in the new club.”
The venue’s public space is divided between two levels and within both levels, there are distinct dance floor and lounge areas. Alan LeTexier used two M15s flown horizontally due to the club’s ceiling height restrictions using the MASS rigging system single axis with c-clamp method, and two SX Subs on the ground for the larger first-level dance floor. The first dance floor’s system is placed strategically to double up as a DJ monitor rig without creating overlap. The second dance floor is filled with sound reinforcement provided by four M15s also flown and a single SX Sub. The upstairs lounge houses four CB-1’s while the downstairs intimate lounge features two. Lab.gruppen’s amplifiers power the entire installation with C 16:4s, C 48:4s and C 68:4s; all Adamson M15s use proprietary M-Series processing.
Tony Heaney, general manager of The Modern commented, “I’m impressed with the overall sound quality in the club; the reviews on sound quality have been incredible and more importantly, we are getting compliments from all of our customers: The dance floor pounds!”
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