RCF loudspeakers dominate the five floor interior of the new Hard Rock Café in Nicosia.
S&V Megasound won a highly competitive bid, beating a large number of companies (mainly based in Cyprus). They were selected to develop the AV infrastructure for this new leisure project Cyprus’ capital city — chosen for their ability to provide reliable up-to-date technology and support, and based on their reputation of being able to deliver challenging projects such as this.
The RCF distributors were tasked with providing sound reinforcement for live and club performance down to low level, high reference background music across the three functional floors.
The ground floor, which contains the main restaurant, with a seating capacity of 250 people, also hosts the main stage area. On the weekly band nights the restaurant transforms into a huge rock concert with a standing capacity of around 500 people.
To provide potent, even coverage S&V Megasound have specified four flown RCF HDL 20-A, with a pair of RCF HDL 18-AS compact, high power subwoofers This composite active line array was the perfect choice, with its 1400W (peak) powered amplifier and fast, simple set-up procedure. The installers’ own FOH sound engineer ensures the sound is optimised from the fully-featured, iPad controlled mixing desk, while the bands themselves use MY MIX IEM’s.
Infilling around the periphery of the large restaurant are four RCF C3108 versatile, full range but low visibility two-way loudspeakers — alongside various flat screens distributed around the restaurant.
Outside the restaurant on the ground floor S&V Megasound have installed ten RCF MQ80P’s, since this is also an IP65-rated weatherproof speaker, giving a relaxing mood to the customers.
The first floor is for multipurpose use, such as dining, private parties and conferences, and the installers have specified four versatile RCF Acustica C3108 wide dispersion speakers and a powered RCF SUB705AS compact 15in subwoofer. with further RCF MQ80P’s out on the veranda area
Finally, up on the roof garden S&V Megasound have dipped further into RCF’s extensive catalogue, specifying six RCF P3108 weatherproof, wide dispersion speakers and three RCF S4012 passive 12" bandpass subwoofers. “This provides the ultimate for an open roof clubbing experience,” reasons S&V Megasound MD, Stelios Petrides.
The system offers a number of routing and processing options throughout the venue, with individual zone control — and all spaces iPad controlled. This gives each space its own local source, volume and preset control, depending on the mood and atmosphere.
Summing up, Mr. Petrides said, “The sound system has been a huge success ever since the first performance. This was one of our biggest projects in 2012 and certainly a very complex one. It gave us the chance to test our capabilities to a whole different level — and the end result is amazing!”