Chicago, IL (October 23, 2020)—Before the pandemic kicked in last Spring, Chicago’s East Pilsen neighborhood got its first taste of Radius, a new, 55,000-square-foot multi-room venue that can hold up to 3,800 guests. The unusual space—a retrofitted former steel factory—sports an open floor plan and mezzanine level, all of which is covered by a d&b audiotechnik KSL loudspeaker system installed by Brown Note Production of Thornton, CO.
The d&b system configuration consists of 11 KSL (7 KSL8, 4 KSL12) per side for a total of 22, 10 SL-GSUB, four Y10p loudspeakers for front fills, a pair of Y10p bar area fills, two Y10p under balcony fills, five 10S-D for the mezzanine and VIP area fills, 17 D80 amplifiers, three D20 amplifiers and two DS10 Audio Network Bridges.
“The original spec was for a d&b J-Series as the project started four years before the SL-Series was available,” said Ryan Knutson, Brown Note Productions. “The KSL was the natural progression for the venue’s future sound reinforcement needs. As we went down the road with the J-Series, the clear replacement would be KSL as it fit the venue size and sound qualities needed to cover the venue throughout.”
“The d&b KSL loudspeaker system was essential – from the start, we wanted the sound to be a major differentiator for Radius and this system was the driving force,” said owner Nick Karounos. “With this system and the venue acoustics, we’ve essentially addressed a major complaint of other venues that were a theatre first and then retrofitted into a concert venue.”
The venue is set up to handle most touring shows and since the pandemic, has shifted to small socially distanced experiential events, private events and corporate events.
Brown Note Productions • www.brownnote.com
Radius • www.radius-chicago.com
d&b audiotechnik • www.dbaudio.com