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First venue in metropolitan New York to be equipped with E11EVEN Sound loudspeakers that are specifically designed for EDM environments.
The Palace, a new nightlife spot in New York on a storied cover of SoHo and TriBeCa that’s opening this month (September 2021), is the first facility the region that incorporates DAS Audio E11EVEN Sound loudspeakers, which are designed specifically for EDM (Electronic Dance Music) environments.
New York-based Canal Sound & Light was contracted to design and deploy the new sound reinforcement system at the venue, with Owner/Operator Jeffrey Kwan working closely with John Fiorito of DAS Audio of America to formulate a system design that would meet the expectations of management. They decided on a DAS E11EVEN Sound loudspeaker setup designed by Fiorito and commissioned by Fiorito and Geovanni Ortiz using Rational Acoustics Smaart optimization.
“Because of the complexity of providing the right sound throughout the venue’s multiple zones, John Fiorito was on site throughout the entire process to support our crew and to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction to The Palace management,” Kwan sayss. “On the main dance floor, we created a four-point setup utilizing four DAS E11EVEN Sound ES-10 2-way point source loudspeakers, which have a 110-degree horizontal by 50-degree vertical dispersion pattern. For low frequency support, these enclosures are augmented by an ES-221 dual 21-inch transducer subwoofer. This enclosure resides underneath the DJ booth/stage. Further, there are two ES-218 passive, bass reflex subwoofers that provide additional low-end support.”
The DJ booth is equipped with two On Point custom 10-inch horns, each with onboard 750-watt RMS power using Powersoft Modulars. There’s also a single custom 10-inch sub designed for special fittings that is driven by 600 watts of RMS power. Music playback is handled by two Pioneer CDJ3000 DJ multi-players and a Pioneer DJM900nxs2 four-channel DJ mixer.
The Palace includes two bar zones plus a mezzanine. Bar zone 1 includes two DAS ES-26 passive 2-way point source loudspeakers, with low frequency support provided by a DAS Quantum Series Q-10 compact subwoofer. The second bar zone includes four DAS ES-26 enclosures plus another two Quantum Q-10 subwoofers.
For the mezzanine, the Canal Sound & Light team deployed six DAS ES6 loudspeakers on the area walls, which include a 6-inch transducer and an M-34 compression driver that is designed for vertical or horizontal positioning. For low frequency support, there are also two DAS ES18 passive, bass reflex subwoofers. Completing the setup is an equipment rack that is outfitted with DAS E11EVEN Sound EP-2K4 and EP-6K4 power amplifiers (one each), two EP-260 processor units, along with some power amps from third party manufacturers that were re-purposed from a previous setup at the venue. The EP-6K4 is used for the main dance floor ES10 enclosures while the EP-2K4 amps are used for the ES6 loudspeakers found on the mezzanine.
“The ES-10 loudspeakers provide the perfect sound, as well as the required dispersion and right type of look for the main dance floor,” Kwan states. Similarly, the subwoofers are incredibly punchy and provide a deep, clear bass. The result is a remarkably full, rich, and natural sound with the SPL levels required for this type of environment.”