The Opera Upgraded New EAW Sound Syatem
The owners of The Opera, a nightclub located in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, recently turned to EAW for a complete sound system upgrade. Regional EAW distributor ProAktiv Systems supplied the EAW loudspeaker systems and Powersoft amplification, which is now installed in the main theatre and VIP areas throughout The Opera.
The clubbing experience at The Opera is enhanced by daily Cirque Nouveau performances featuring acrobatic and circus troupes high above the main floor in the three-story, 10,000sq.ft theatre. The main stage regularly features performances by dance, gymnastic and martial artists. In addition, the club frequently showcases recording artists, bands, DJs and video DJs.
The main audio system in the theatre, which is modelled after grand European opera houses, comprises four EAW MK5396 two-way full range compact installation loudspeakers. The four-inch voice coil, 15-inch drivers are complemented by four SB1002 dual-18-inch high-output subwoofers installed at floor level. Two MK2326 compact installation loudspeakers and a pair of VRS18 subwoofers supply under-balcony fill and delay. The main EAW system is powered by a combination of Powersoft K3 and K8 amplifiers with K2 and KF3 model amplifiers for the fill system.
EAW MK2396 loudspeakers, supplemented with VRS18 subwoofers, provide coverage in the luxury VIP area, which offers a commanding view of the main floor and stage. Four EAW compact two-way JFX290i speakers provide in-fill while SMS5 speakers deliver coverage to the main corridor. Two Powersoft Digam LD3004 four-channel amplifiers supply the power.
According to appointed system integrator Bina Teguh, “The owners of the Opera were very unhappy with the previous system installed so I was specifically asked to install an EAW system. Time was of the essence, and when I contacted ProAktiv Systems, a proposal with a complete solution was submitted within 24 hours. I was very impressed.”
“In fact, the entire system was ordered and installed within two weeks of the order being made. Given the high ceilings and many varied zones, this was a hard application to get right, as we weren’t working with a blank canvas here. However, the support and responsiveness that I experienced from ProAktiv Systems was a novel experience for me, having worked many years in the installation business and dealing with so many different suppliers and distributors.”