RCF loudspeakers dominate the five floor interior of the new Hard Rock Café in Nicosia, Cyprus.
S&V Megasound, who won a highly competitive bid, were selected to develop the AV infrastructure for this new leisure project in Cyprus’ capital city. The company was chosen for their ability to provide reliable up-to-date technology and support as well as their reputation for being able to deliver challenging projects such as this.
The RCF distributors were tasked with providing sound reinforcement for live and club performance as well as background music across the three levels.
The ground floor contains the main restaurant which hosts the main stage area and seats 250 people. On weekly band nights the restaurant transforms into a rock concert-live venue with standing capacity of 500 people.
To provide dynamic, even coverage S&V Megasound specified four RCF HDL 20-A line array modules with a pair of RCF HDL 18-AS compact, high power subwoofers. The arrays – each consisting of two HDL20-A boxes, are flown to the left and right of the stage. The two subs are placed in front of the stage for dynamic low end.
The HDL line array was the ideal choice given it 1400W (peak) powered amplifier and simple set-up. The installers optimized the set-up from the fully-featured, iPad controlled mixing desk, while the bands themselves use MY MIX IEM’s.
Four RCF C3108 compact, full range two-way loudspeaker provide front fill around the periphery of the large restaurant.
The restaurant also offers an outside eating area which S&V Megasound equipped a distributed system consisting of ten RCF MQ80P loudspeakers, which are IP65-rated weatherproof.
The second floor is a multi-purpose area used for dining, private parties and conferences. The installers specified four RCF Acustica C3108 wide dispersion speakers and a powered RCF SUB705AS compact 15in subwoofer for the room. RCF MQ80P’s are also located out on the veranda area
The last area is the roof garden. S&V Megasound once again utilized RCF loudspeakers specifying six RCF P3108 weatherproof, wide dispersion speakers and three RCF S4012 passive 12-inch bandpass subwoofers.
“This provides the ultimate for an open roof clubbing experience,” reasons S&V Megasound MD, Stelios Petrides.
The system offers a number of routing and processing options throughout the venue, with individual zone control — and all spaces iPad controlled. This gives each space its own local source, volume and preset control, depending on the mood and atmosphere.
Summing up, Mr. Petrides said, “The sound system has been a huge success ever since the first performance. This was one of our biggest projects in 2012 and certainly a very complex one. It gave us the chance to test our capabilities to a whole different level — and the end result is amazing!”