Washington, D.C.’s U Street Music Hall, equipped with Martin Audio loudspeakers (including powerful WS218X subwoofers) has been recognized as having one of the Top 10 U.S. Club Sound Systems by Beatport, an online music store specializing in electronic dance music and culture.
Designed and installed by Adam Weiner, principal of ITI Audio Inc., working with partner William McClure and consultant Brian Miller of Edit Design, the system consists of four Martin Audio Blackline+ H3+ three-way loudspeakers, two H3H+ three-way loudspeakers, and two F15+ enclosures as DJ monitors in addition to the five WS218Xs.
Power is provided by Martin Audio MA9.6K and MA12K amplifiers, while BSS Soundweb London BLU-160 and XTA DP226 supply processing.
The system had already earned praise since the edgy Washington club’s inception. Chris Richards of the Washington Post wrote, “Bass drips like subsonic honey from U Hall’s six-figure sound system, an incredible machine that trumps any nightclub’s in the city.” Club principal Will Eastman noted to DCist, “One of our friends from the 9:30 Club was here last night, and he said, ‘nobody that works in this club will ever have kidney stones.’”
Weiner told Beatport, “U Hall is an example of what happens when people who care about how their music sounds do everything right in designing their club.” Beatport added, “Although the system bumps like no other, it only has five subs. That’s a true testament to the power of Martin Audio.”