Beverly Hills, CA (March 21, 2006)–A prominent private show business club since its formation in 1961 by Milton Berle, The Friars of Beverly Hills has become renowned for its Roasts and testimonial dinners (now known as Lifetime Achievement Awards). The FOBH is also famous for the entertainers who have been members over the years, including such notables as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Benny, Groucho Marx, Johnny Carson and Billy Crystal, to name a few.
When the club undertook a major audio and video upgrade recently, it approached Delicate Productions in Camarillo. Aiming to bring up the audio quality and capability in all of the performance and lounge spaces without intruding on the venue, designers Bill Sage, Graham Thornton & Curtis Kelly used Martin Audio loudspeakers throughout, including Martin WT 3 Compact three-way trapezoids, switchable Biamped 400-800W into 4 ohms; four Martin WS2ADual 15″ cone loaded vented subwoofers, 38 Hz to 100 Hz, two Martin LE12JB Active/passive low profile differential dispersion floor monitors and four Martin WTUB 2 way passive reflex enclosure for additional bass.
The upstage lounge features an extensive equipment lineup, including Martin Audio C115 Surface Mount polypropylene enclosure along with 10 JBLSB-2 Sub Woofers with ceiling mounts, two NEC 42VP 542-inch WVGA plasma display with anti-glare filters and QSC amps.
Downstairs, the amplification for the flexible and “transparent” system was provided by QSC CX Series, a MidasV/400/8/TP and an effects system comprising a BSSZ-BLU80-8X8 Processor with 8 line inputs and 8 line outputs in a single frame; BSSFCS-96630 Band Graphic Equalizer with meters (2 channels); three dbx 1046 Quad Compressor Limiters; one dbx 1074 Quad Noise Gate; a TC M-One XLStudio/PA Dual Reverb Multi Effects Processor and a TC D-TwoStudio/PA Multitap Rhythm Delay Processor.
Shure, Sennheiser and Countryman provided mics for the backline and Furman Power Conditioning was used throughout.
As Sage of Delicate pointed out. “Friar’s of Beverly Hill is one of our best and steadiest customers. They totally trust us and, now, Martin Audio as well to deliver what they need to stay ahead of the curve with sound. We sold them a turnkey system right down to the backline and they love it. We’re still working with them.”