|Client:||Fat Eddie’s Bar – Christchurch|
|Equipment:||1 x RANE HAL3s DSP
2 x RANE RAD16z Remote Audio Device
1 x RANE DR6 7″ touchpanel
4 X PROMAX114a FBT self powered 14″ two way speakers
2 X SUBLINE218SA FBT dual 18″ self powered subwoofers
4 X XLITE 10 FBT self powered 10″ two way speakers
2 X XLITE 12 FBT self powered 12″ two way speakers
1 X MITUS215A FBT 2 x 15″ + horn self powered speaker
1 X PLE-1MA060 Bosch 60w mixer amp
When Tony Franklin from Sound Advice was first approached to design and supply a PA for Fat Eddie’s, one of the new bars on the strip, the brief was for a system that would be used for Jazz Bands. However, it didn’t take long before the owners expanded the brief and the system had to handle full on rock and roll bands.
An FBT system was chosen for it’s ability to pack a punch and sound great. The main PA consists of 4 x PromaxX14a self powered cabinets, featuring custom B&C drivers which are used to cover the main dance floor. These speakers are extremely loud with a max SPL of over 135dB. Featuring extended frequency response, on board DSP and protection it was the ideal choice. To match all that top end SPL, two of the Subline 2 x 18″ self powered subs were used to give some chest thumping kick. The subs also use custom B&C drivers and a 1200w class D power amp to hit a max SPL of 140dB.
To cover the rest of the bar, 4 of the X-Lite10A self powered speakers were used, mounted onto the cable tray.
Stage monitoring is handled by 2 x X-Lite12a, 12″ two way speakers and a Mitus215A dual 15″ plus horn speaker is used for drum fill. It’s very loud!
A Bosch Plena Matrix PLM-8M8 handles the zoning and speaker processing duties and finally a PLE-1MA060 driving the stairwell speakers to round out the system.
The system is very well utilised with a mix of live bands nearly every night. FBT offers a compact yet extremely loud and clear solution for the coolest bar on the strip!
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