Las Vegas (June 13, 2005)–Sin City recently welcomed its newest and largest nightlife destination, Club Pure, at Caesar’s Palace, complete with wall-to-wall Turbosound loudspeakers. The 36,000 square-foot club, which opened on New Year’s Eve, features four distinctly different nightlife areas, each with its own Turbosound audio system. The install at Pure was completed by Scott Fisher, owner of The Wave Sound in Las Vegas.
Founded in 1992, The Wave Sound specializes in pro audio rentals, as well as high-profile design/build installations like Pure. Other recent projects include Bikinis Beach & Dance Club at the Rio Hotel and Coyote Ugly at New York-New York.
The club itself presented a challenging environment for Fisher. An abundance of glass and other hard surfaces made for a very reflective environment. The club’s open floor plan also provided additional acoustical challenges. The main dance floor at Pure is a rectangular room flanked on two sides by raised VIP platforms. There are eight Turbosound TQ-315 loudspeakers, four TQ-425 subwoofers, and two TSW-718 subwoofers covering the dance floor. In addition, Turbosound manufactured six custom tweeter clusters with four drivers each that hang over the dance floor. The custom tweeters were chosen for the dance floor based on an existing audio system design and were produced in eight weeks.
“Overall the coverage is very even on the dance floor. There are no dead spots,” said Fisher. An additional four TQ-308 loudspeakers cover the VIP platforms. Fisher also utilized this space to hide the subs within the cavities of one of the platforms. The steel frame and concrete top deck platforms had to be re-engineered to get the subs in there since construction had already begun in that area of the building. Surrounding the main dance floor are two more TQ-308s, eight TCS-59s and three TQ-115 subwoofers. This placement was done so the perimeter of the room was not off-axis. Next to the main room is the glass elevator where that there are four TQ-308 loudspeakers and one TQ-115 subwoofer. The elevator system pipes in whatever is playing on the main dance floor.
Pure also boasts a VIP room known as the Red Room, where the sound system is comprised of eight TQ-308s, three TCS-215 subwoofers and one TQ-115 sub. A Red Room amenity includes the use of the BSS Soundweb Jellyfish remote to select any audio feed in the building. Hidden within the Red Room is an ultra-VIP room with yet another Turbosound sound system, with two TQ-308s and one TXD-115 subwoofer that is mounted to the ceiling.
The third floor of Pure is The Terrace, an open area that overlooks Las Vegas Boulevard. Out here, club-goers enjoy indoor-quality cushioned seating, private cabanas and a 20 foot-long fire pit. The audio system consists of six stacks of TXD-151 loudspeakers pole-mounted to TXD-215 subwoofers. “The equipment is completely portable and weatherproofed. Turbosound made special foam-backed grills for the TXD cabinets,” explained Fisher. “They also specially treated and weatherproofed the cones.”
The most recent addition to the club is the Pussycat Doll Lounge. Coverage on the main area is provided by four TQ-315s and four TCS-215 subwoofers that are built into the stage. To the right of the stage, there are four additional TQ-308s. To the left of the stage is the bar and staircase with four TQ-308s and two TCS-215 subwoofers.