Los Angeles, CA (June 18, 2014)—Downtown L.A.’s newest bar, EightyTwo, chose QSC K Series and AcousticDesign Series loudspeakers for its classic arcade game-themed establishment, complete with a DJ and dance floor. The sound system is controlled by a Q-Sys Core 250i integrated platform.
EightyTwo features more than 40 period arcade games from the 1980s, such as Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac-Man, and Space Invaders from the personal collection of Scott Davids, who co-owns the venue with Noah Sutcliffe. Across the 1,700-sq.-ft. outdoor patio is a roomful of vintage pinball machines supplied by “Pinball Molly” Atkinson, owner of the Pins and Needles arcade in Echo Park.
Gridworks, a professional AVL Company located in Torrance, CA, completed design and installation services for the project. According to Christopher Johnson, VP of Sales for Gridworks, the sound design focused on adding power to the dance floor.
“We have two K8s and a KW181 sub local to the dance floor and there are two K8s along the wall where the patio is, shooting into the venue and providing support for the back of the room,” he said. “We also added a KSub for low frequency response in the back of the room and all of the full range speakers are at the ceiling line, including the ones fixed on the wall.”
A pair of AcousticDesign AD-S52 five-inch two-way surface-mount speakers provide fill along the side wall by the bar.
“We added the AcousticDesign speakers because we wanted to fill in the space so there wasn’t a dead spot and maintain the sound quality, but keep the sound levels lower so that people could actually talk and order at the bar,” said Johnson.
In the pinball room at the rear of the venue, Gridworks installed two K8s at opposite ends of the room, hung from the ceiling facing downwards, with a KSub for low end response.