At the new Hard Rock Cafe Nabq in Egypt’s trendy Sharm el-Sheik resort area, a Meyer Sound JM-1P arrayable loudspeaker system combines exceptional power and precision coverage control to offer a superior guest experience. All audio systems were provided and installed by Cairo-based Modern Touch.
“The ceilings in the main room are over eight meters high at some points, and the dance floor is under a dome,” notes Magued Makram, president of Modern Touch. “It was very hard to generate the high SPLs we wanted without hitting reflective walls and the ceiling. Fortunately, the Meyer Sound JM-1P had exactly the right combination of high power, superb sonic quality, and the precise directional pattern we needed.”
The club’s main system targets the dance floor and adjacent seating areas with twin-flown clusters of three-each JM-1P loudspeakers, with four 600-HP subwoofers floor-stacked underneath. Seventeen UPJunior™ VariO™ loudspeakers are spaced high around the room’s perimeter and in adjacent bars and seating areas, providing both main system support as well as softer music for daytime and early evening crowds. Four MM-4XP self-powered loudspeakers are installed in the gift shop, while eight UPJ-1P VariO loudspeakers and four USW-1P subwoofers provide controlled sound on the expansive outdoor terrace.
A Galileo® loudspeaker management system employs one Galileo 616 processor for the indoor systems and one Galileo 408 processor for the outdoor loudspeakers. System installation was managed on-site by Modern Touch’s Hani Naguib.
“This installation marks a major step up in sound quality for resorts in the area,” says Naguib.
The main system’s Galileo system has three presets for tailoring signal distribution, loudspeaker levels, and EQ for live music, DJ dance music, or pre-recorded music for dining.
The 1,700-square-meter Hard Rock Cafe Nabq features the chain’s trademark collection of rock memorabilia. It offers indoor seating for up to 390, plus an outdoor terrace that seats an additional 130.
More than 177 cafés, hotels, and casinos are now operating under the Hard Rock banner in 58 countries. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa in Catoosa, Okla., features a Meyer Sound system based around MICA® line array loudspeakers in its 2,700-seat showroom, The Joint.