Las Vegas (March 31, 2006)–Orlando, FL-based Pro Audio Solutions, Inc., recently completed an extensive EV installation at the new Martini Bar at Hooters Casino, Las Vegas. The new nightspot sports lots of EV gear, from the Xi mains and FRi-2082 low profile stage fills to the ZX1 monitors and room fills and EVID recessed ceiling speakers in the bathrooms.
The project also saw the first permanent installation of the new Klark Teknik Square One graphics and dynamics in the USA. A Midas Venice 320 sits at front of house, while various EV CP and Q Series amps handle the power and EV RE-2 wireless systems and N/D767a mics keep the EV sound intact at the input end of the signal chain.
“The EV speakers and mics sound fantastic–every inch of the bar and stage area is covered in consistent, distortion-free sound, and the performers sound great going in through the 767a’s,” commented Ricky Johnson of Pro Audio Solutions. “It’s an unusually designed space, with the stage coming right up to the bar, along with lots of angles and architectural details in the room. Using a combination of various EV speakers allowed us to get the performance they needed, without crowding the sightlines. The distributed ZX1is look great and pack a lot of top quality components into a small, stylish enclosure – the best of both worlds. The FRi stage fills are equally impressive in that sense – visually unobtrusive but with a big, clear sound. Of course, the Xi mains are tried and tested as a high-end sound solution – just what they needed as a high-end venue.”
“Of course, we were all excited to see how the new KT gear would work out,” Johnson added. “Right off the bat we got great feedback from the house engineer regarding the smoothness of the Square One gates and responsiveness of the Eqs, which have all the features they need in a tidy package. Like the rest of the system, it all offers great-sounding bang for the buck.”