Bristol, UK (October 18, 2004)–The Warehouse, a student-only club and bar/restaurant complex on Bristol’s waterfront, was recently outfitted with a selection of Turbosound TXD loudspeakers. System design company M32 Audio & Lighting installed 20 TXD loudspeakers, as well as Turbosound Impact 50 loudspeakers, which were placed in the venue’s bar and VIP areas.
The internal structure of The Warehouse is focused around a main ground-level dance floor and bar area, with multiple mezzanine levels above, and the venue also includes the El Puerto restaurant. Apart from the sub-bass enclosures, all the loudspeakers have been ceiling-flown, with the majority of the units hidden amongst the venue’s wooden beams. M32 has deployed a combination of four TXD-151 systems and two TXD-215 low-frequency enclosures for the main ground-level dance floor, complemented by two TXD-121’s in the adjoining bar area, and with a further TXD-121 for DJ monitoring. The various mezzanine levels include a second dance floor–equipped with TXD-121’s and TXD-118 subs–and an additional bar, which features four Impact 50 units. A chill-out zone on the uppermost mezzanine is also equipped with Impact 50’s.
M32 equipped the El Puerto restaurant with four TXD-081 systems, plus two TSB-110 sub-bass units, with eight Impact 50 speakers–configured across two zones–used as fills throughout the restaurant. And to ensure no-one need feel deprived of quality music wherever they are in the venue, even the toilets feature Impact 50 systems, delayed to match the restaurant’s main system!
Jerey Denning, of Bristol-based M32 Audio & Lighting, commented: “Our brief for this project was to arrive at a system that could provide a high quality, impressive-sounding solution at a sensible price, and Turbosound’s TXD products have proved perfectly suited to the task–they really do sound phenomenal for the budget. The Warehouse is an out and out student venue, and has to cater for a huge spread of music types and styles. With requirements ranging from different club nights to private parties in the restaurant area, and with each event needing its own sound, it was imperative that we came up with a flexible and capable, multi-purpose system. The acoustics of the multi-mezzanine format did present us with a few challenges, although these were solved by carefully time-aligning between the floors and adjusting the relative levels to suit.”