NEWPORT CITY, PHILIPPINES: True to its character as the Philippines’ integrated resort industry pioneer, Resorts World Manila (RWM) has created El Calle Food and Music Hall – a unique space that celebrates the Filipinos’ passion for jam sessions, delicious food, and good times over drinks. El Calle, the city’s latest acoustic chill-out spot, features nightly entertainment from some of the best acoustic performers in the country today and special performances from the country’s top acts. Past performers have included True Faith, Ben&Ben, Clara Benin, Top Suzara, Luke Mejares, and more. With El Calle’s special focus on raising the bar for live acoustic music, choosing the optimal sound system was essential and that’s precisely why Clair Brothers got the call.
El Calle is visually captivating with its cozy stage and awesome mural art which is highlighted by glow-in-the-dark highlights that give the venue a cool, laid back ambiance. With meticulous attention to detail that is obvious at every level, the El Calle also stage boasts an LED screen for visual complements and state-of-the art lighting. “El Calle is a very intimate space seating a maximum of eighty people, so we needed a sound system that could deliver powerful sounds but with the necessary clarity for clean acoustic performances,” said RWM technical director for theater and entertainment Ernesto De Leon. “Since our theme is almost exclusively acoustic and unplugged acts, our wish list for the right loudspeaker and monitor brand was efficiently accommodated by Clair Brothers.
”Wayne Grosser, managing director of Clair Brothers Australia, specified the equipment he knew would possess the sound quality the team at RWM expected. Mr. Grosser describes the system’s technicalities this way: “The main FOH speakers are two Clair Brothers kiT12s that are flown horizontally, left and right, on the downstage edge at 4.8 meters high, with two Clair Brothers CS18-IIs recessed into the stage front on the left and right. The system is running in tri-amp mode, which delivers the necessary headroom when needed from left and right of the console. The Clair Brothers FF2-HX front fills are on a matrix output, accompanied by seven 8CX-P-100s on six amp channels with on-board Lake® processing delay zones controlled by four matrix outputs from the console. For stage monitors I recommended four Clair Brothers 12AMs powered by two CB12K-PLM amps.” The system also handles in-house speaker responsibilities on occasions when El Calle hosts corporate events, parties, or video productions.
So far so great. Feedback from performers and guests has been consistently positive. “This room doesn’t have naturally good acoustics, so Wayne came up with the perfect solution to place 8CX fill speakers from the venue’s entrance all the way to the main bar area where they align with the main system,” said De Leon. “The result is evenly distributed, beautiful sound. Everyone loves the quality and clarity of the new sound system. We knew this would be the case. It is Clair Brothers after all,” he added.
ABOUT CLAIR BROTHERS Clair Brothers is a world-class sound reinforcement company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and sales of professional loudspeaker systems. Founded by Roy & Gene Clair, the company is built on a tradition of excellence with fifty-plus years in the industry as the premier choice of top artists and audio engineers. Innovative engineering and impeccable attention to detail delivers state-of-the-art audio performance from every Clair Brothers product. Their headquarters in Manheim, Pennsylvania serves as the international distribution network hub facilitating product sales and support. For more information please call (717) 665-4000 or email [email protected]
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