The two recently launched JX EDM LIVE dance clubs in China are both outfitted with sound reinforcement capabilities headed up by Alcons Audio pro-ribbon loudspeakers driven by the company’s amplification and processing components in systems designed by Guangzhou-based EAD.
Both are large venues (floor areas of 6,889 ft2 and ceiling heights of 59 ft), with one club located in Yulin, Shaanxi Province and the other in Wúzhōu, Guangxi Province. “In China, the EDM club market is very competitive. They are using high-end speakers because customers want the best quality music experience,” says Locky Deng, marketing manager at Alcons Audio China distributor EAD. “After tests with two other leading loudspeaker brands, they chose Alcons because the pro-ribbon technology met their demand for the best sound and coverage.”
For both venues, EAD project design engineer Mr. Kanon chose Alcons pro-ribbon systems comprised of eight LR28 large-format, three-way, double-14-inch line array modules installed as left-right mains, with seven VR12 mid-size 12-inch monitors covering the space behind the arrays as well as for DJ monitors.
In addition, the systems include 15 BF362 double-18-inch subwoofers, four as a main central bass cluster at the DJ booth and the rest in a symmetrical arrangement throughout each club. A BQ211 21-inch quarter-wave sub is also included in the main bass array.
Both systems were installed by Guangzhou-based Donbn Audio and each one is powered and controlled by nine Sentinel10 amplified loudspeaker controllers. Alcons SIS pre-wiring is designed to provide system damping, in order to reduce distortion and keep the output quality of each element as consistent as possible.
“EDM needs clean ultra-low frequencies. Combining the LR28, VR12, BF362 and BQ211 in the systems perfectly reproduces the music in hi-fi quality at concert sound pressure levels,” says Mr. Kanon. “The Alcons ALControl™ remote control software also makes setting up and monitoring the systems very straightforward.”
Entertainment brand JX Investment Group, which is the force behind the clubs, is currently planning to open more venues in the future.