The Paradiso club sports a new Martin Audio PA system.Rimini, Italy (April 22, 2008)–The Paradiso club offers clients a breathtaking view from its unbeatable vantage point overlooking the Adriatic Riviera. The legendary venue recently became news when the new owners–Luca De Simone and Alessandro Volta–announced their intention to reopen the legendary Italian venue exactly 50 years after its original inauguration, undertaking to restore it to its role as one of Europe’s leading clubs with a Martin Audio sound system.
De Simone and Volta called in Riccione architect Marco Lucchi, designer of some of the country’s key venues, and his stylish black and white décor and extensive use of glass and mirrors has produced a spacious minimal look. The club is already hosting high profile meetings, product launches and other exclusive events by top companies, who also make use of Paradiso Dream Club’s two restaurants and conference room, as well as its capacity to cater receptions for up to 1,000 people.
Particularly striking is its first-floor VIP zone, with a huge window overlooking the lights of the towns along the coastline. Here, nights begin with a restaurant and sushi bar format with background music. At midnight, staffers remove part of the seating and tables, revealing a dance floor for live bands and top DJs, opposite the huge bar.
The task of designing and installing a sound system up to management’s demanding standards was entrusted to Max DeLux of San Marino’s Titansound & Light. “I had no hesitation in choosing Martin Audio,” says DeLux, “as my brief was to provide a system suitable for installation in the low-ceilinged VIP room, and at the same time be able to ensure good quality background reproduction during restaurant hours as well as plenty of punch for dancing later in the evening. It also had to be usable by visiting groups, who send a feed of their mix down to the DJ’s mixer, which is then fed out to the system.”
As the room is long and rectangular, DeLux specified 12 Blackline F10 enclosures and six S15 subs; the latter were chosen for their fast frequency response, and installed at strategic points on the floor around the perimeter of the dance area.
The rotatable HF horn of Martin Audio Blacklines enables them to be installed vertically or horizontally, as in the Paradiso. “Although they’re compact units,” says DeLux, “they’ve a frequency range that goes down to 65Hz and a rated power of 300W.”
Adds DeLux, “Since we installed the system as the Paradiso, it has already been heard by two new clients who compared it to what they already had and immediately contacted me, requesting a quote for a Martin Audio system in their venues!”