Las Vegas recently introduced one of its latest nightspots, Club PURE, at Caesar's Palace, which features wall-to-wall Turbosound loudspeakers. The 36,000-square-foot club, which opened on New Year's Eve 2005, features four distinctly different nightlife areas, each with its own Turbosound audio system. The install at PURE was completed by Scott Fisher, owner of The Wave Sound in Las Vegas.
The club presented a challenging environment for Fisher: An abundance of glass and other hard surfaces made for a very reflective environment. The club's open floor plan also provided additional acoustical challenges. The main dance floor at PURE is a rectangular room surrounded on two sides by raised VIP platforms. There are eight Turbosound TQ-315 loudspeakers, four Turbosound TQ-425 dual 15-inch subwoofers and two Turbosound TSW-718 dual 18-inch subwoofers covering the dance floor. In addition, Turbosound manufactured six custom tweeter clusters with four drivers each that hang over the dance floor. The custom tweeters were chosen for the dance floor based on an existing audio system design and were produced in eight weeks.
"Overall, the coverage is very even on the dance floor. There are no dead spots," said Fisher, a representative and three-time Dealer of the Year for Turbosound, whose familiarity with the region enabled him to oversee the Club PURE project. An additional four Turbosound TQ-308 loudspeakers cover the VIP platforms. Fisher also used this space to hide the subs within the cavities of one of the platforms. The steel frame and concrete top-deck platforms had to be re-engineered to get the subs in there since construction had already begun in that area of the building.
Surrounding the main dance floor are two more Turbosound TQ-308s, eight Turbosound TCS-59s and three Turbosound TQ-115 subwoofers. This placement was done so the perimeter of the room was not off-axis. Next to the main room is a glass elevator and four Turbosound TQ-308 loudspeakers, as well as one Turbosound TQ-115 subwoofer. The elevator system pipes in whatever is playing on the main dance floor.
The VIP room, called the Red Room, is connected to the rest of the club via glass doors. The sound system comprises eight Turbosound TQ-308s, three Turbosound TCS-215 subwoofers and one Turbosound TQ-115 sub. A Red Room amenity includes the use of the BSS Soundweb Jellyfish remote to select any audio feed in the building.
Additionally, the third floor features The Terrace, an open area that overlooks Las Vegas Boulevard. The audio system comprises six stacks of Turbosound TXD-151 loudspeakers pole-mounted to TXD-215 subwoofers. "The equipment is completely portable and weatherproofed. Turbosound made special foam-backed grilles for the TXD cabinets," says Fisher. "They also specially treated and weatherproofed the cones."
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