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LOTUS SXM CLUB RELIES ON RCF AFTER THE HURRICANE
Located in Simpson Bay St Maarten, Lotus is a brand-new concept club created by Caribbean powerhouse duo Manny Almirakis & Fred Bianco, the same team behind Tantra SXM. After Hurricane Irma swept through the island and destroyed the old venue, the team rebuilt the venue. Six months later, Lotus was born. With its state of the art RCF sound system along with all new lighting setup and chic mosaic decor the venue is back as the Caribbean’s number one hot spot.
"I chose v-max series because I had already used it with success for another installation, and for me it’s the best choice for a nightclub."
“The Lotus dancefloor measures 400 sqm, and 8 m floor to ceiling,” states Matthieu Cherix, the installer. “I chose V-Max series because I had already used it with success for another installation, and for me it’s the best choice for a nightclub. It is the first time that we have used the RCF QPS 9600 amplifiers and I’m very pleased with the result. We started with four V 35 and two V 218-S in order to immediately have the best sound we could after the hurricane. We plan to add four more V 10 for the next season, as delays in the same room.” Matthieu worked with the RCF Engineering Support Group for the acoustic simulation in order to get the best performance.
“To achieve a strong and powerful bass, I built a concrete box to install the two V 218-S inside, with DJ booth on top. The DX-4008 processor drives the system, main output and monitoring (which consists of two C MAX 4112 nearfield high-powered monitors). V 35 are used in parallel (4 ohm) on two bridged amplifier channels. Each V 218-S are also on two bridged channels. The C MAX 4112s are on a single channel with a reduced power output. I love QPS for that, you can do whatever you want with the best results.”
Photos credit: Jeremy M Photography