Notoriety Live, a new music venue in Las Vegas with multiple performance stages on the third floor of Fremont Street’s Neonopolis, has two main theaters that are both equipped with Renkus-Heinz ICLive X Series digitally steerable loudspeakers.
Entrepreneur Ken Henderson’s built out the location to feature up-and-comers, smaller acts, and bigger names seeking a more intimate environment off the Las Vegas Strip. Its multiple performance spaces provide a venue designed to offer more focus on the performance than a bar.
“When I first started to talk about executing on this idea I asked musicians what speaker companies were building the best products,” Henderson says. “I was told to go with Renkus-Heinz because, frankly, the speakers they make provide an insane level of quality.”
Henderson said his goal is to re-energize the music scene in Las Vegas – and to do that requires no compromises in quality when it comes to the product: live sound.
“When you hear the results of Renkus-Heinz’ digital steering technology you are blown away,” Henderson said. “The response from the audience is amazing. And the performers say they can tell how good the venue’s sound is as well. It’s exactly what we wanted to hear.”
As noted, two of the main theaters in the venue, including the aptly named Renkus-Heinz Theater. incorporate ICLive X Series loudspeakers, which consists of two combinable, steerable-array modules, the ICLX and ICLXL, and a matching subwoofer, the ICLX-118S. The Notoriety Live installation utilizes eight ICLive X steerable arrays, eight of the matching ICLive X-118S subwoofers, and eight P2-10 floor monitors.
“We’ve hosted everything from a 30-piece orchestra, to rock and roll, to contemporary funk, to an eight-piece ensemble featuring a pianist,” Henderson notes. “The system has wow’ed every single one of them.”
He adds that the space will also host other types of live performances in the future – comedy acts are just now being booked – but the focus will always be on the music. A singer-songwriter convention is in the works, and a few music competitions are being planned.
“We’re already selling out shows,” Henderson concludes. “And every show is bringing exactly what Renkus-Heinz promises: sound that makes you feel like you are right there with the performance.”