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Podium Victorie Music Club Upgrades With Clair Brothers

The Audio Specialists outfit new venue in the Netherlands with i212 line arrays and kiTCurve+ loudspeakers with 1AM and 1.5AM floor monitors.

By PSW Staff March 18, 2019

Podium Victorie

Podium Victorie, located in the Alkmaar region of the Netherlands, has been a well-known venue for many years hosting a wide range of classic and contemporary bands from all over the world. Though very successful at its original location, Victorie recently moved, its operators opting for an exciting relocation into the city of Alkmaar.

With an upgrade in venue, owners of the club decided this was a logical opportunity to upgrade their entire sound system. After reviewing numerous competitive demos, it was the Clair Brothers system demonstrated by The Audio Specialists that rose to the top.

The main system install includes a Clair Brothers i212 line array supported with infill kiT series and in the smaller venue by several kiTCurve+ loudspeakers and subwoofers, along with their 1AM and 1.5AM floor monitors.

“We managed to get so much more than the proposal stated,” explains Robin van Lingen, the chief engineer at Podium Victorie. “We’re so proud of the result after installing Clair Brothers in our new venue. The acoustics are great, and the sound is surprisingly better than expected.

“What I mean by that is, other loudspeaker brands told us that our venue required a 15-inch line array, but Clair Brothers suggested a 12-inch line array. The surprising part is that the 12-inch line array from Clair Brothers fills our entire room with better sound that the 15-inch. And because the 12-inch is smaller, the sight lines are clearer than if we had gone with a different brand.”

To complete the install, The Audio Specialists selected Lake D Series amplifiers and a Lake LM44 for additional processing and Midas Pro X Series consoles for front of house and monitor positions.

All together, the result is a winning sound system not only worthy of its new city location, it makes the name “Victorie” as appropriate and as meaningful as ever.

Technicians of Victorie reflect, “Ever since opening, we consistently receive compliments about the quality of the system from bands and fans alike. Our multiple engineers love to work with it, too. In retrospect, choosing Clair Brothers was the wisest decision we could’ve made. We’re so glad we did.”

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