Ibiza, Balearic Islands (November 5, 2015)—Ibiza has long drawn the party crowd from around the world, but that makes for a competitive atmosphere between clubs as a result. For the Ushuaia Club, that meant installing a new Adamson sound reinforcement system around its outdoor pool area was key.
The outdoor stage and pool area features a stage set back in a band shell at one end of the area with a large dance floor as well as assorted seating areas around the pool and three levels of hotel rooms that have balconies facing the pool. When filled to capacity, the area can hold up to 10,000 guests. The resort owners were looking for a sound reinforcement system that would blanket the space, so France-based sound integrators SLS designed and installed the new Adamson PA with support from Adamson’s European distributor, DV2.
The main line arrays are hung from the lip of the band shell to the left and right of the stage, providing maximum coverage of the audience area. Each array is made up of 12 Adamson E15 line array enclosures. Two more arrays, this time made up of four S10 line array enclosures, are hung under the main PA for outfill.
Two delays, each pair mounted on poles located to the left and right of the pool, provide fill further out from the stage to keep SPL uniform throughout. The first delays, made up of two arrays of four S10 enclosures, are located 50 meters from the stage. The second delay, located 74 meters from the stage, are each made up of four SpekTrix enclosures along with one SpekTrix Sub.
The VIP area, located far stage left is covered by a secondary array mounted to a pole 13 meters from the stage. This array is made up of three Adamson S10 line array enclosures.
“After working in many club locations in the UK and on Ibiza, I can say that Adamson is a perfect fit because it combines the best of both worlds,” explains Francois Guittiere, resident FOH engineer at Ushuaia. “It provides a dynamic and powerful sound like a Funktion One system with a super smooth performance on vocal tracks that I only knew from d&b systems before.”
Adamson Systems Engineering