The newly completed Cargo Nightclub in Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno, US, is fit for 1 000 club-goers. The new club, which is powered by several Powersoft M and K series amplifiers, is something of a sonic gem with its best in class audio system and lighting design, created to meet and exceed the discriminating standards of A-level touring artists and engineers.
A new directive was put in place from management that would ultimately raise the audio production and lighting design standards of the venue to an entirely new level. At the core of the audio system is an EAW KF740 3-way array system, powered by Powersoft K10s, K6s and K2 (2) channel high-performance power amplifiers.
“The whole idea of the club was to go high-end on the production side so we could be attractive to larger, nationally touring artists,” comments Dan Bishop, production manager at Whitney Park Hotel. “Now, Cargo is able to produce the same or better production quality that artists are used to experiencing in much larger venues. Our choice of Powersoft amplification played a key role in helping us attain both the quality of audio we required, while reducing overall power consumption. Since reopening the club, we are getting amazing feedback from both fans and artists alike — everyone is insanely impressed with the quality of production.”
To power the EAW KF740 system, which consisted of two (6) box arrays suspended from the ceiling at either side of the stage and another (3) across the front of the stage, Bishop chose (8) Powersoft K10 for the subwoofers and low frequency drivers, (4) K6s for the mid-frequency drivers, (4) K2s for the high frequency drivers and Powersoft M50Q four channel amplifier to power the centre fill speakers (for mid frequency).
“Once we got the system up and running, everyone was just floored,” Bishop recalls. “The clarity of the audio was amazing. There was no hum and no buzzing. It was dead silent until you put something through the system. And once we did put audio through the system, what came out of it was so accurately reproduced, it was just amazing.”