Popular Hollywood music venue AMPLYFi recently upgraded to the new P-Series Professional PA system and CVA Active Series Speakers from Cerwin-Vega!.
Though the all-ages nightclub has always had a reputation for unfaltering, high-quality sound, when owner Kota Wade first heard the P-Series system, she decided to make the switch to the Cerwin-Vega! System.
The Cerwin-Vega! setup at AMPLYFi features two P-Series stacks, which each include a P1500X two-way, bi-amped, full-range bass-reflex speaker and a P1800SX powered subwoofer.
Equipped with a large woofer and amplifier, each P1800SX offers high-level bass punch with extreme low-end response. The hemi-conical horn of the P1500X gives the venue enhanced sound clarity over an even and wide coverage area.
“Changing the entire sound system was a huge decision for me,” says Wade, who is also a musician and AMPLYFi’s FOH engineer. “I was just so stunned with the clarity I heard from the P-Series and CVA at every volume level, even when I ran it through multiple music genres. That was when I knew I had to make the switch.”
Rounding out the audio setup at AMPLYFi are several Cerwin-Vega! CVA-28s, two of which are strategically facing the audience at center fill, and four being used as sound monitors.
Primarily a live music venue, AMPLYFi is home to Wade’s two bands—Girl Radical, managed by ‘N Sync’s JC Chasez, and Bad Wolf, an alternative rock band – as well as several renowned artists, such as Echosmith, The Maine, the Brobecks, the Bolts.
The 800-square-foot space features music of varying styles, including ambient, electronic and rock, and groups of all sizes, from acoustic outfits to big bands, which is why Wade especially loves Cerwin-Vega!’s sound control.
“When I decided to make the switch to the P-Series and CVA, I didn’t just change my gear, I changed my setup,” adds Wade. “I included subwoofers, which I had never used in this space before, because I felt safe knowing that the P-Series allows me to have total control over the sound, which is very important in a room this size.
“People of all ages can stand less than a foot away from the speakers when a band is playing, and I know that I won’t blow out their ears because I can control the sound levels.”
The Cerwin-Vega! P-Series delivers a new standard in power and bass punch and is suited for any sound reinforcement application, from live performances to public speeches.
The P1500X speaker employs a 15-inch woofer and high-frequency compression driver, powered by a custom 1500W Class-D amp.
The P1800SX powered subwoofer features an 18-inch woofer with a custom 2000W Class-D amp.
Both pieces include a built-in mixer with I/O connections, allowing for simple and fast setup, while enhanced EQ, VEGA BASS boost and high-pass filters enable exact tuning and exceptional performance for any event.
Situated in the heart of Hollywood, AMPLYFi is an all ages live music venue. Over 1,500 bands have graced the club’s stage since its opening, with many more scheduled to perform in the upcoming months.