Miami, FL – September 2019… Whether the mood calls for comedy and laughter or pulsating music that keeps the energy level high, the Copper Blues Rock Pub and Kitchen is one of the places to be for a grand night out on the town. And to ensure both the clarity of the spoken word is crystal clear and the music is big, full, and natural sounding, loudspeakers from the Vantec and Artec series catalogs of Valencia, Spain-based DAS Audio were recently deployed at the establishment.
Light F/X Pros, a Miami-based AV design / build firm with more than 20 years of experience in live audio, concerts, recording, engineering, productions, festivals, corporate events, and fixed installations, was contracted to design and deploy the loudspeaker system at the venue. Jhander Orihuela, Audio Engineer for Light F/X Pros, discussed the project and the reasons for selecting DAS Audio loudspeakers.
“To meet the requirements of our client,” Orihuela explained, “we needed to deploy an audio system that offered the versatility to address a variety of event types and activities since the venue operates as a restaurant, concert hall, and party room. As a result, the system required the SPL (sound pressure level) to provide solid coverage throughout the space, depending on the activities taking place at any given time, in addition to having both a high level of speech intelligibility and music reproduction capabilities. After carefully examining our options, it became abundantly clear that DAS Audio’s Vantec and Artec series loudspeakers, augmented with a few other models from the company—were the right solutions for this project.”
At the Copper Blues Rock Pub and Kitchen, the primary sound setup consists of six DAS Vantec 20A active curved source line array elements—flown three enclosures each for the left and right sides. These are accompanied by four DAS Vantec 118A powered bass reflex subwoofers—placed two enclosures per side.
The delay systems at the Copper Blues Rock Pub and Kitchen are distributed throughout eight zones. Here, the Light F/X Pros crew deployed four DAS Artec 526A enclosures each for zones one and two, six Artec 508A enclosures for zones three and four, and another six DAS Arco 24T 2-way point source enclosures throughout zone five (the terrace). Completing the setup, an Ovi 12 loudspeaker fills the zone six hallway while ten DAS CL-6TB ceiling loudspeakers complete zones seven and eight.
When queried about those attributes that made the various DAS Audio loudspeakers the ideal solution for the project, Orihuela offered the following comments. “DAS Audio was, without question, the brand with the highest capacity to address the various challenges presented by this project,” he said. “The Vantec line’s dispersion characteristics and sound quality proved to be the perfect system for live bands and DJs while the Artec series’ intelligibility and uniformity provided the ideal support for the delays. Together, they make a terrific setup in the venue.”
Since the Copper Blues Rock Pub and Kitchen installation was completed, Orihuela reports his client couldn’t be happier. “Everyone who has encountered the sound system has been impressed,” he said, “and that includes the performers and the customers. We have received numerous compliments about the great sound quality at this property. Both the products and the sales and support people at DAS Audio have been nothing short of terrific, resulting in another successful project for our company!”
To learn more about the services of Light F/X Pros, visit the company online at https://lightfxpros.com/.
About DAS Audio
Headquartered in Valencia, Spain, DAS Audio is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of loudspeaker systems, power amplification, signal processing, and related components. DAS Audio products are found on tour with the world’s greatest performing artists and installed in many of the most prestigious facilities. For additional information about DAS Audio, visit the company online at www.dasaudio.com.