Located in Delhi’s Ashok Hotel, Pangaea is the latest addition to the numerous world-famous exclusive clubs owned by Michael Ault, a pre-eminent club operator with more than thirty nightclubs operating in key markets such as New York, Miami Beach, Los Angeles, Bermuda, Sao Paulo and Marbella.
Ault recently decided to expand to Delhi after noting that many of the clients in his Singapore club were Indian billionaires, who asked him to bring the brand to India.
One of them (Spice Group’s owner BK Modi) entered into a partnership with Ault to establish Pangaea on the Indian nightlife scene. Early on Ault decided only to participate on a consultancy basis (designing, branding, building, training, publicising, marketing, promoting, booking, setting up systems and controls, and opening the venue), after which the Spice Group took over the club’s operation.
Wanting the very best for the exclusive club—kept that way with a limited capacity of 450—Ault brings in top DJs such as KasKade to keep the atmosphere hot with a cutting edge sound reinforcement system featuring Outline loudspeakers and subwoofers.
Ault and his project manager Garry Lawrence brought in New Delhi-based White Eagle Entertainment Pvt Ltd (Outline’s distributor for India) to supply and install the audio, lighting and laser equipment at Pangaea.
WEE’s team was led by MD Arun Kalra, who was responsible for specifying a system with “high energy sound that would encourage everyone to dance.” Arun utilized Outline’s Open Array software to determine the optimum configuration and mounting positions.
The main system comprises six Outline Doppia II 9075P three-way loudspeakers, four Outline DVS 15 wide range loudspeakers, two Outline DVS 12 high efficiency loudspeakers and two Outline Eidos 10 two-way loudspeakers, all of which are equipped with passive low-loss crossovers, catering for mid-high frequencies.
Beefy bottom-end punch is courtesy of a sextet of Outline DBS 18-2 subwoofers that extend the low frequency response and the two Outline Eidos 118S subwoofers ensuring deep low frequencies are compact enclosures with an impressive peak SPL of 135 dB at one metre.
Outline amplifiers drive the system. The high-impact set-up is driven by nine amplifiers: a combination of five Outline T-Five and two Outline T-Eleven and two Outline DPA 1004 digitally processed models.
According to Ault, the club, which was completed ahead of schedule and below budget, is “Unquestionably one of the most beautiful clubs I have ever seen” and has received unprecedented media coverage worldwide with extensive articles and reports by top periodicals and TV networks.