New York (February 23, 2007)–Clair Brothers Systems recently installed a WJHW-designed audio system at the new Glass Cactus nightclub in Grapevine, TX. The system includes JBL Vertec line arrays, AE Series loudspeakers and Control 29AV speakers.
JBL VerTec loudspeakers flank the stage at the Glass CactusBuilt on the grounds of the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Lake Grapevine, the $16 million Glass Cactus covers a total of 39,000 square feet and accommodates approximately 1,500 people. As one might expect, given its name, the Glass Cactus includes an abundance of glass surfaces. “The west wall is covered in glass and stone, so dealing with the hard surfaces was a major challenge,” said Mike Mason, Project Manager, Clair Brothers.
WJHW performed extensive computer modeling to balance the presence of the natural finishes with the concealed acoustical treatment. On each side of the stage, Clair Bros. installed a JBL Vertec array containing six VT4888 midsize and three VT887 compact line array elements per side. A half-dozen JBL ASB6128V subwoofers were placed underneath the stage for low-frequency reinforcement, while JBL AM6212 loudspeakers were installed to provide delay fills for the large first floor/under balcony area. Additionally, 15 JBL Control 29AV1 loudspeakers are situated in the outdoor patio area of the club. “The Vertec system has met every demand we have placed on it to date,” Mason said. “We were able to quickly tune the system and the sound has proven to be very reliable.”