The Body English nightclub, a new addition to the Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel, has installed the new dbx ZonePro 640 Digital Zone processor. Body English, which opened earlier this summer, installed two of the ZonePro 640 systems, as well as seven dbx Zone controllers. The state-of-the-art system was designed by John Lyons, president of Boston-based firm Moonlighting Inc.
The Body English features 65 speakers powered by Crown Xs 4300 and I-Tech amplifiers that were used to cover sound just in the areas outside the dance floor. “When you have that many zones and that many speakers in them, it used to require a very elaborate and very expensive collection of gear hooked up just to make it work,” explains Lyons, who is also a principal in clubs such as Avalon in Boston, New York and Los Angeles and The Spider Club in New York and Los Angeles. “Before, there were no products specifically designed for this multiple and highly discrete zoning approach, which is becoming more popular in clubs everywhere. So when I first heard about the dbx ZonePro 640, I recognized immediately that this was the solution lots of designers were seeking.”
The Zone Pro 640’s user interface allows zones to be adjusted by club patrons, which allows for unique tuning on the fly: “If you’re working with a two- or three-way system and you need sophisticated delay, remote control and remote source selection, you used to have to create a system from scratch,” says Lyons. “The ZonePro 640 solves all of those issues in a single box and that makes it a cost-effective solution. For instance, it has an integrated fire alarm muting feature. That kind of attention to detail went into the design of the ZonePro 640 and the performance shows it.”
For more information on the ZonePro 640, please go to www.dbxpro.com/640.htm.