Chateau Nightclub DJ booth and fireplace
Chateau Nightclub and Gardens, the latest venue to open on the Las Vegas strip, offers an expansive audio/visual system, designed and installed by Bob Athey. The 45,000-square-foot club spans two levels, with numerous indoor and outdoor spaces. The 15,000-square-foot main room features an elevated DJ booth and a giant LED screen that spans the entire length of the back wall. The 10,000-square-foot Chateau Terrace, overlooking the strip, offers another DJ booth, V.I.P. cabanas, terrace bar and dancefloor. Finally, the 20,000-square-foot Chateau Gardens showcases a rooftop dancefloor, four additional bars, a third DJ booth and thousands of lights. All in all, the Chateau complex encompasses more than 30 zones of audio, all networked together via QSC’s Q-Sys integrated system platform.
“Q-Sys controls the whole thing—all the zones, throughout the bars, dancefloors and all the surrounding areas, all the cable boxes go into it, all the background music sources,” says Athey. “We chose Q-Sys because of its ability to expand the software and hardware into the future. Chateau is continually growing its audio and video capabilities, adding another big screen or a new audio zone. With Q-Sys, we don’t have to spend time adding components or routers.”
The Chateau Nightclub’s main bar
Chateau also features more than 50 QSC PowerLight amplifiers, which Athey says are the “best-sounding amplifiers for network-based audio.”
Athey continues to add onto the A/V capability at Chateau, and is in the process of adding more Q-Sys Cores and I/Os to give them the ability to “route anything anywhere.” At present, Chateau has one Q-Sys Core 1000 but will have two Core 3000s as the club expands into the future.