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JSAV UK specify Media and Acustica series for Latenight Bars

Harrogate-based JSAV UK Ltd has carried out two major installations at German-style Bierkellers, using RCF Media and Acustica series loudspeakers, supplied by dealers, Leisuretec.

The first Original Bierkeller opening for Paul Kinsey’s Latenight Bars in Sheffield has now been followed by a second in Lincoln, which opened last month.

Jaye Selway, who runs JSAV, is no stranger to RCF, and has used their solutions for other late night brands in Paul Kinsey’s estate, including Hemingways Bar and Kitchen, The Moko Lounge and The Kings Club.

But for the unique German environment, resplendent with oompah bands and lederhosen, she needed a versatile, compact loudspeaker with wide dispersion, since much of the dancing is conducted on the bench tables and bar tops under a low ceiling.

With separate DJ, band and background music inputs feeding the system she specified 14 x Media M602 (120W AES), two M601 (100W AES) and a pair of 5012 12” bass reflex subs in Sheffield.

To prevent sound spillage to neighbouring properties she worked closely with the Environmental Protection Officer. “We zoned the venue tightly using Soundweb London, specifying a good number of speakers, which could be run at lower volume, and therefore create less vibration,” she said. “This was especially important, considering the closest neighbours were situated directly above, within a couple of metres of the venue ceiling.

“The RCF formula was so successful that there was no point considering anything else when it came to Lincoln,” she added.

Although the footprint was similar to Sheffield, the shape this time was narrow and rectangular, and thus the installer specified eight Media M602 and eight M601 to provide full room coverage. Oompah bands performing on stage play out through a separate PA comprising a pair of RCF Acustica C5212-66 (60° x 60° coverage) 500W AES speakers, while the Media series continues to deliver the immersive surround sound. Ancillary PL6X coaxial ceiling speakers have been detailed for the toilets, once again utilising Soundweb London for zoning and distribution.

With up to 500 customers wielding their steins on any given night, the sound system comfortably penetrates the raucous atmosphere. JSAV, who like Latenight Bars are based in Harrogate, can thus reflect on another successful integration.

“Everyone is delighted with the sound system and that’s why we continue to use RCF. We can run the Media series pretty much straight out of the box, with no real EQ necessary. It’s perfect for this type of installation, leaving the management free to look after the venue, rather than the sound.”