Hollywood, CA (October 9, 2015)—Avalon Hollywood recently renovated some areas, including the entrance and lobby, restored to their original 1927 grandeur, more VIP seating and a balcony extension. At the same time, owner John Lyons teamed with EAW to create new Avalon by EAW loudspeakers, custom versions of which have been installed at the club.
Lyons and EAW developed the original Avalon by EAW line some years ago, but the new line was driven by advances in the technology used in loudspeaker design, aiming to create a system with a smaller footprint and higher SPLs.
The loudspeaker series, Avalon by EAW, consists of four full-range loudspeakers (CLUB.two, CLUB.three, CLUB.four, CLUB.five) and a subwoofer (SUB.two). In addition, Lyons was interested in the development of an extreme version of the CLUB.two loudspeaker and SUB.two subwoofer specifically for Avalon Hollywood. EAW created these one-of-a-kind loudspeakers – the CLUB.one-JL and SUB.one-JL – at his request.
Six CLUB.one-JL loudspeakers were installed in the main room. The loudspeakers are mounted roughly 14 feet off the ground and placed in each of the four corners of the dance floor with two additional enclosures located in the middle of the side walls. The CLUB.one-JL is loaded with four 15-inch LF cones arranged in a symmetrical pattern behind two 10-inch midrange cones and a coaxial mid-high compression driver that produces peak output of around 136 dB.
Six SUB.one-JL subwoofers are positioned under the stage and in front of the dance floor. Each of the subwoofers incorporates a 40-inch cone and three horn-loaded 12-inch woofers into independent subsystems that are powered and processed separately.
“The subs are clean and powerful – they absolutely blow people away,” said Lyons. “It is amazing what a 40-inch cone can produce. The combination of the horn-loaded and direct radiating sections together really allows me to dial in the tonality to get the best of both worlds. We are nowhere close to maxxing them out. As a matter of fact, I’m not even sure we can max them out.”
The entire system is capable of generating in excess of 140 dB SPL on the dance floor. However, on a typical night the systems sits around 115-120 dB, delivered by more than 200,000 watts of amplifier power.
Two CLUB.two loudspeakers along with two SUB.two subwoofers are in place backstage to cover the exclusive VIP booths. The CLUB.two uses four 12-inch low-frequency woofers arranged in a symmetrical pattern behind the mid/high section. Two Sub.two subwoofers drive the low end of the backstage system
The DJ booth, front and center on stage, is equipped with three CLUB.three loudspeakers. The CLUB.three combines a coaxial MF/HF design with a vented woofer directly behind it.