Powersoft drives Roadhouse Luzern upgrade
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
powersoftRoadhouse hosts jam sessions, live concerts and special events
Switzerland - Powersoft amplification has been selected as a key component in the newly installed audio system at Roadhouse Luzern - a bustling venue at the heart of the city’s party scene.
Roadhouse hosts jam sessions, live concerts, special events and parties. The venue originally sought a company to perform a general service on its existing audio setup, in addition to replacing a handful of defective or outdated components. After an exhaustive inventory - and with the future in mind - it became clear that a more comprehensive overhaul was the way to go.
Swiss company Skuma AG - a sound reinforcement specialist with over 40 years of experience - was awarded the contract for its Dante-capable overall concept, with the Powersoft gear distributed by Go Wild AG.
During the implementation period, the venue’s restaurant was to stay open seven days-a-week, with the existing system needing to be available right up until the change. This created a tight timeframe for the integrator and presented a number of logistical challenges.
Roadhouse’s audio system was required to cover a number of zones, including the bar area on the ground floor, the first-floor lounge, the main bar (on two floors with a DJ location), the smoking area and the event bar as well as providing background music in intermediate areas.
The system is driven using the full range of Powersoft’s Dante-enabled, fixed install-dedicated amplifiers, with three Quattrocanali 4804 DSP+D installed in the bar lounge, smoking and main bar areas; a Duecanali 1604+D for the intermediate areas; an Ottocanali 12K4 DSP+D (in Bridge mode) for the installed subwoofers; and an X4 DSP+D for the event bar.
A Symetrix Prism 4x4 was installed to take care of signal processing, with the four existing analogue I/O channels being preserved only for redundancy. Simple operations such as source selection and volume control can be operated from two different areas in the venue, while a Dante-capable Atterotech unDIO2x2+ I/O interface was installed at each of the three DJ locations to serve as source inputs.
(Jim Evans)

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