Australian DJ Havana Brown rocked Vee Lounge’s grand opening in February with the help of the Martin Audio Blackline H3H enclosures in the room.
Ft. Worth, TX (March 8, 2013)—Vee Lounge is a tapas restaurant located in a parking garage that opened last month in Fort Worth, TX. The unique facility turns into a dance club featuring local and touring DJs playing Electronic Dance Music on weekends; as a result, Diavolo Systems owner Tim Hannum had his work cut out for him when designing the sound system for the 13,343-square-foot venue.
“We put in a reinforced wood DJ stage built out of cabinet-grade lumber instead of metal studs and covered it with a 3/8” recycled rubber floor normally used for workout facilities,” Hannum explained. “With the custom steel Vee Lounge performance stage from Red Bull, we end up with a really nice EDM performance stage.”
“In front of the DJ booth, we put in a really huge, custom, oval-shaped dance floor made out of hard oak and raised with enough clearance off the ground to make you feel more of the low-end through your feet,” he continued. “When it comes to sound, we designed a true left-right speaker system with three Martin Audio Blackline H3H+ enclosures on each side at different heights to reach every corner of the room.”
“In addition to four S218+ subs, we floor-mounted two of Martin Audio’s new high-powered X15+ subs as monitors at either side of the booth on yokes so DJs can position them any way they want. The X15s are separately powered and processed with their own DSP in the booth,” Hannum added.
When asked about the reaction to the sound system, Hannum said, “The owners expect the best and that’s what they get with Martin Audio. The regional DJs were absolutely floored by the sound on the floor and in the DJ booth. When they’re in the booth, they’re immersed in a blanket of sound, so anybody can mix anything at any time. Everything about it helps the DJ do his or her job better and it really sounds good. That works for me.”