United Kingdom (January 26, 2007)–Everyone likes to hit Twenty-One, but if you live in Harlow, cards might not have anything to do with it. Instead, Twenty-One is a local, chic, late night-style bar that now sports a high-powered Martin Audio sound system.
The Twenty-One club sports a Martin Audio PA.The conversion of the former CM20 music bar in Post Office Walk to Twenty One–a late night venue on two levels–was the brainchild of leisure entrepreneur/owner Paul Mapp of Greedy Boys Ltd. He contacted a local audio company, Clarity in Sound, Light & Vision who recommended a new Martin AQ system to be distributed throughout the venue, run in conjunction with some of the existing equipment.
Said Mapp, “Everything here revolves around quality. We like to invest in quality equipment and the Martin Audio system is highly versatile, sounding superb whatever we put through it. DJs tend to drive the equipment hard, so we needed something we could depend on, and as Clarity had put Martin Audio Blackline F10s in upstairs last year, we were already impressed by the quality of the output for the size of enclosure.”
The ground floor is divided into split zones, the sound routed via a Cloud zoner, so the raw energy can be focused over the dance floor while the system can be run at low level on the periphery, where ample seating is provided.
Clarity’s Stuart Graham beefed up the volume with a pair of flown AQ10s, while a AQ212 (2 x 12in) takes care of the low frequencies, and around the periphery, four AQ8s provide ambient level sound with the benefit of being managed by a pair of Martin Audio’s dedicated AQX controllers.
Continued Mapp, “I have had this venue for five years, at which time I was new into the business, but I have wanted to upgrade for a long time and we now have a venue that is completely different for Harlow.”