London (September 21, 2005)–Longrunning London club, Ministry of Sound, recently replaced its sound set up with a Martin Audio system. The club’s head of production, Dave Bradshaw, had already used Martin Audio for DJ monitoring in the Ministry of Sound’s main room, (The Box) for years, so he put together the system with Martin Audio’s Peter Owen, who noted, “I have known Dave for a number of years, and when he approached me with his requirements, we were able to construct this new outstanding solution very quickly.”
The new specification–which remained the same from concept to completion–has eight W8LC compact line array enclosures distributed in two drops of four, for main coverage at The Bar. A further four W8LM mini line array boxes have been configured in two hangs of two per side (as side fills) and a pair of Blackline S218 as subwoofers.
The Bar’s DJ booth also houses two Blackline F12s and a single S15 sub for DJ referencing. The Baby Box has four each of the larger Blackline F15 and S218 subs with a pair of F8s as infill under the balcony area with two Blackline F12s used as the DJ monitors.
The main VIP room has a selection of four Blackline F10s and a single S218, allowing The Ministry to maximize the use of the room––from full-on party to background low-level music. The venue’s head of production also changed the audio components in peripheral areas such as the entrance walkway, private VIP rooms and outside courtyard to keep a well-balanced sound running throughout the club.
As a result, sound in the VIP Room is now reinforced through four Contractor Series C115s while the entrance corridor has four AQ6s (finished in white) and in the outside courtyard the sound is distributed through a pair of black AQ8s.
The system was supplied by Chris Preston of Absolute Audio in Maidstone, who also carried out the installation.