Globally renowned chef Claus Meyer has recently opened The Standard, a live jazz and restaurant venue in Copenhagen, Denmark. The jazz club features a compact, self-powered Meyer Sound UltraSeries™ loudspeaker system installed by Kastrup, Denmark-based Stouenborg.
“The Standard has a small, powerful, and flexible system that offers excellent dispersion and reproduces sound perfectly,” says Anders Jørgensen, project manager and sound designer for Stouenborg.
The installation in the 68-seat club combines two UPJ-1P VariO™ and three UPM-1P loudspeakers with one UMS-1P subwoofer. Performances are mixed on a Roland V-Mixer mixing console, and musicians use DPA microphones.
“We considered a number of options, but the combination of UPJ-1P and UPM-1P loudspeakers best provided the necessary audio fidelity and visual unobtrusiveness,” says Jørgensen. “The challenge was to ensure a pristine sound with no coloration, and the UPJ-1Ps have been really terrific in this regard.”
Recent performers at The Standard’s jazz club include Roberta Gambarini, The Oscar Peterson Legacy Quartet, Viktoria Tolstoy, and other leading Scandinavian jazz musicians. The venue is also equipped to stream its performances via HD webcasts.
Claus Meyer is co-founder of two-Michelin-star Noma, a Copenhagen restaurant named best in the world three years in a row by Restaurant magazine.