Outlet: SOUND FORUMS
Fort Lauderdale, FL – April 2022… For those wanting to pick up the energy and turn up the volume, the place to be when in Fort Lauderdale, FL is, unequivocally, Rock Bar. Featuring a traditional American menu and a stunning oceanfront view, Rock Bar is the ideal destination to bring one’s friends or to make new ones. The venue recently underwent an extensive facility upgrade and, as part of the renovation, is now equipped with a breathtaking sound system that uses E11EVEN Sound loudspeakers and power amplification by DAS Audio.
Unify Productions of Deerfield Beach, FL, an A/V integration company and consulting firm, worked closely with Willy-Tech Services and DAS Audio to develop a sound reinforcement setup that would deliver the high energy atmosphere Rock Bar is known for. Charlie Cortes, the owner of Unify Productions, discussed the project.
“The E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio system is used to create a night club dance environment with a live DJ,” Cortes explained. “Formats range from EDM, House, and Mainstream music formats all the way through Top 40 Dance. The night club encompasses the main room and multiple bars. And now, the energy level is really something to be experienced—thanks to the efforts of DAS Audio’s John Fiorito, who designed, managed, and commissioned the new system while Geovanni Ortiz of DAS Audio used Rational Acoustic’s SMAART software for speaker optimization. Guillermo Rodriguez and Willy-Tech Services served as the certified installation team.”
In Rock Bar’s main room, which functions as the primary dance space, the new sound system is comprised of sixteen E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio ES-158 3-way passive point source loudspeakers. For low frequency reinforcement, they are augmented by eight ES-221 passive subwoofers. Reflecting on the performance of the setup, Cortes offered the following thoughts, “First and foremost, the quality and clarity of the sound system at high SPL levels—free of any distortion—is truly impressive. The coverage pattern created by the eight pairs of ES-158 loudspeakers is amazing. Each of these pairs is accompanied by an ES-221 dual 21” sub, that seals the deal.”
For the venue’s main bar area, Fiorito specified four E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio ES-10 2-Way point source loudspeakers. These are accompanied by two ESBR-218 passive subwoofers. In the nearby equipment rack, power amplification and signal processing consist of two DAS Audio EP-2K4, two EP-6K4, four EP-10K4, four EP-14K2, and two EP-22K4 power amps, for a total power output of over 120,000 Watts. Signal processing for the system includes a BSS Audio BLU-100 signal processor and a BLU-BOB Break-Out Box output expander.
The combination of the E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio loudspeakers and power amplifiers made quite an impression on Cortes, “The E11EVEN Sound speakers and amplifiers make this system one that any global circuit DJ would want to take for a ride. The E11EVEN Sound equipment is ideal for club environments and is a perfect fit for Rock Bar.”
The new sound system at Rock Bar was installed during March 2022 and, since that time, has been making quite a favorable impression. When queried about the impact the new sound system has made, Cortes offered the following thoughts, “With the debut of the E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio system coinciding with Spring Break 2022, this question may best be answered by the thousands of college students who are flocking to Rock Bar on both a daily and nightly basis. Owner Oshri Avidor can rest assured that his club will be known far and wide as ‘the place to be’ on Fort Lauderdale beach for years to come!”