Cairo, Egypt (December 4, 2016)—If love is the proverbial international language, jazz probably runs a close second—which is why Cairo Jazz Club remains a hot spot in the Egyptian capital after a decade. This past summer, the venue renovated its audio system with a new L-Acoustics-based loudspeaker arrangement.
The new system, which comprises a combination of L-Acoustics Arcs Wide and X Series loudspeakers, was designed and installed by Heliopolis-based Audio Technology, which has been working with the Club since 2006.
“The project presented us with some interesting challenges,” said Amir Hany, sales & marketing manager at Audio Technology. “Cairo Jazz Club covers 200 square metres in an L shape with exposed air conduits as obstacles, which makes even sound coverage difficult.” With that in mind, Audio Technology designed a distributed system, using L-Acoustics 3D modeling software and the input of L-Acoustics’ application engineer Oliver Hebert.
“Three X15 HiQ coaxial cabinets cover the dance floor area, and can be configured in different ways depending on the position of the DJ booth, or if a live band is playing,” Amir explains. “Two SB18i subs reinforce the low-frequencies and are placed on the ground, whilst two Arcs Wide speakers cover the larger areas just outside the dance floor.”
Additionally, two X12 cabinets cover the bar areas on one side of the club, with the remaining side covered by a further X12 and an X8 cabinet. The entire system is controlled and amplified by four LA4X amplified controllers.