One of the major attractions of the new Omnia nightclub’s multi-room venue is the rooftop garden terrace, overlooking the Las Vegas Strip.
The challenge was to design a sound system that could keep the music pumping while keeping the sound off the street below.
The club turned to UK-based systems integrator AudioTek International for a solution, and AudioTek turned to Renkus-Heinz.
“The system is outdoors, and large hotels are within 200 yards, so we had to minimize off-site noise,” begins AudioTek’s Chris Kmiec.
“We specified a Renkus-Heinz IC Live system because it not only provided clean, clear audio, it also enabled us to precisely steer the sound to cover the L-shaped terrace and not beyond it.”
The system comprises eight Renkus-Heinz ICONYX ICL-R column arrays surrounding the patio. The IC Live arrays utilize RHAON II control to digitally define and aim as many as four separate beams of sound from each array. At the same time, the ICONYX slim, low-profile design blends with Omnia’s modern décor. A Renkus-Heinz IC118S-R subwoofer provides low-frequency reinforcement.
“Since this is an outdoor system, all of the loudspeaker enclosures are weatherized,” notes Kmiec.
An option for most Renkus-Heinz products, weatherizing includes standard moisture protection measures and a weatherproof, ventilated housing for each loudspeaker’s rear-mounted amplifier/DSP module. This keeps the elements out while allowing cooling air to flow in and out of the unit.
“Weatherizing is one of the most popular ‘standard’ customization options we offer,” comments Rik Kirby, Renkus-Heinz VP of sales and marketing. “Adding weather resistance involves a combination of well proven techniques and materials, so extra costs are minimized, as is delivery time to the customer.”
This was the first time Kmiec had used an Iconyx system but, he explains, “I’ve used other Renkus-Heinz systems and have always been impressed. For Omnia, I was looking for a steerable array that was relatively small yet had punch. The IC Live sounds great and is a lot more powerful than you’d expect for its size. It had everything we needed.”
Kmiec is quick to note the most important point: “The client is very happy.”