Miami, FL – June 2016… Twelve Miami is a club that focuses on promoting live concerts every weekend in addition to hosting various electronic nights and other cultural events. Since its opening in February 2016, notable artists that have appeared at the club include Chino y Nacho, Farruko, El Gran Combo, El Binomio de Oro, Caramelos de Cianuro, and many others. To ensure the best audio reproduction for a wide range of events, club management wanted a versatile sound reinforcement system, which they found with components from the Event, Artec, and Vantec Series catalogs of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio.
PA Sound and Solutions Corporation of Medley, FL, a company dedicated to the distribution and sale of audio and lighting equipment for export as well as sales throughout the American domestic market, coordinated the transaction for the newly opened Twelve Miami. Leandro Arguello, the company’s Sales Manager, discussed the project and his decision to deploy loudspeaker systems from D.A.S. Audio.
“Since the club regularly hosts a lot of live acts and uses DJ’s as well,” Arguello explained, “they required a versatile system capable of performing well for both types of acts. The sound system needed to be capable of handling both live music and music playback accurately, have good speech intelligibility, and provide even dispersion throughout the room. The combination of the D.A.S. Event Series 210A line arrays and 218A subwoofers—augmented by the company’s Artec and Vantec point source loudspeaker enclosures—worked out really well. The system covers the entire area evenly with great low end and clarity.”
The D.A.S. loudspeaker setup at Twelve Miami includes a total of eight Event 210A 3-way active line array enclosures: flown four elements each for the left and right main hangs. These loudspeakers are augmented by four D.A.S. Event 218A powered subwoofers—two enclosures each for the left and right sides of the stage, positioned on the floor. To ensure event coverage at the very front of the stage area, there are four D.A.S. Artec 508A powered 2-way loudspeaker enclosures placed across the front of the stage.
For the performers, the on-stage monitoring setup includes four D.A.S. Vantec 15A powered 2-way sidefill enclosures as well as four Event M210A 3-way active stage monitors. Loudspeaker management is provided by a D.A.S. DSP-4080 4-input / 8-output stereo / mono processor. System cabling is handled by products from Accenta USA while an Avid Venue SC48 console handles mixing chores.
With any sound reinforcement system of this nature, questions invariably arise both before and during installation. When queried about his experience with D.A.S. Audio’s customer and technical support services, Arguello offered the following thoughts, “The technical support from D.A.S. Audio’s commercial technical support team has been excellent. They helped us choose the best equipment for the project and had our back all the way until installation was completed. With their help, the products we selected were the perfect fit. D.A.S. Audio delivers great products and equally impressive support services. They’re a first-class operation.”
Since its opening, Twelve Miami has had numerous performers use the new sound system and, according to Arguello, they have all been very complimentary. “Everyone who has used the new system has been very pleased,” he reports. “The sound engineers for both the house and the artists have all been really impressed with the system’s performance. We received numerous compliments for both the sound quality and the versatility of the system. This, in turn, makes our client very happy.”
To learn more about PA Sound and Solutions Corporation, visit the company online at www.pasoundandsolutions.com.
About D.A.S. Audio
Celebrating 40 years of innovation, Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of loudspeaker systems, power amplification, signal processing, and related components. D.A.S. Audio products are found on tour with the world’s greatest performing artists and installed in many of the most prestigious facilities. For additional information about D.A.S. Audio, visit the company online at www.dasaudio.com.
Photo: Leandro Arguello