Soma, a high-end nightspot in the Astoria area of Queens (N.Y.), is hosting some of the hottest acts in the New York metro area, as well as top DJs. The club has recently installed a new high-end sound system built around Turbosound models. Frank Garcia, owner of Mainline Pro Lighting, Sound and Video (Flushing, N.Y.), the company that installed the sound system, says a complement of four Turbosound models, each with distinct capabilities, work together to deliver the kind of sound splash the club’s new owners were looking to make.
“We needed near-field capabilities with even distribution,” Garcia says. “All of the speakers work together, and the result is what the client wanted: Do the sound system install once and do it right.” Garcia used 28 Turbosound speakers to cover four main areas of the club, which is spread over two floors.
In the club’s two VIP lounges, Garcia selected Turbosound TCS-59s. Four were deployed in the larger of the two and two were installed in the other. In the 30×30 room, the four were installed caddy-corner to each other, all facing toward the center of the room. In the 30×20 room, two TCS-59s are deployed in two corners, one across from the other.
Additionally, four TCS-59s were used to provide coverage for the bar, while four TQ-315s provide sound to the dancefloor area. In the entrance area, Garcia opted for TCS-35 speakers, installing six. And the TCS-35s are also deployed in the larger VIP lounge; eight of them complement the TCS-59s.
“If you start with good components, you end up with a great result,” Garcia says. “The quality and reputation of Turbosound is excellent because of the diversity of their products. The components all work together, and that’s exactly what we needed in this job.”