South Africa (June 15, 2006)–In the suburb of Lonehill outside of Johannesburg is a new cocktail and dining club known as Sequoias, sporting a new EAW audio system installed by the area’s premier pro audio specialist, Surgesound.
Sequoias, a new club in South Africa, sports an EAW audio system.Owner Shelley Chadwick, a South African ex-pat now living in Washington, USA, devised the new club and wanted an EAW rig on site. “Whilst living in the US, I had the occasion to hear several EAW systems, and knew that when I came to South Africa, EAW would be my first choice for audio,” stated Chadwick.
Surgesound installed four LA212 two-way, full range cabinets into the bar and dance floor area. Each cabinet comprised a 12-inch woofer and 3-inch voice coil compression driver. Completing the system was an FR250z dual 15-inch sub in a vented enclosure installed under the DJ booth. EAW Commercial products were selected for the restaurant, balcony and VIP area in a combination of four SMS4 compact trapezoidal high output loudspeakers; two CIS50 twin cone ceiling speakers with 70/100V transformer taps; and finally no less than 13 CIS400 ceiling speakers reputed for their studio monitor-like sound quality. The entire system is powered by Lab Gruppen C Series amplifiers with processing courtesy of an EAW MX8750 2-in 8-out digital processor.
Surgesound’s Andrew Rowan is extremely pleased with the outcome. “The system we configured for Sequoias was carefully planned to the last detail according to the venue’s specific requirements,” noted Rowan. “The priority for the restaurant, balcony and VIP areas was less power but impeccable audio quality, for which EAW Commercial was the obvious choice. The result is a world class audio system which is perfectly suited to the high class surroundings and atmosphere of Sequoias.”