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of the Air Motions and this allowed for solid radiation angles. The advantages this provided were tight bandwidth control and a decrease in reflections producing a more defined sound, an ideal scenario for a club environment. “Air Motion is a unique product, as soon as you show the customer this product they insist that it is incorporated. It was well suited to the venue, both acoustically and aesthetically,” said Void Director Alex Skan. A total of 12 Void Mycro 6 high performance loudspeakers have been mounted horizontally around the dancefloor and seating area. These are supplemented by four Void Mycro Sub bass enclosures and a Void Arcline X double 15-inch subwoofer capable of 140dB peak SPL. A further four Void Mycro 6 and one Void Mycro Sub handle the sound requirements in the bar area, while a single Void Point One near field monitor and another Mycro Sub are in the DJ booth. Dave was keen to ensure full sound coverage through the 1,000-capacity club. He explained how he achieved this in The Salon: “I made sure all the seating areas were covered with some decent bass response, delayed it all properly and used good speakers.” Through a door located to the right of the DJ booth, there is a room that is used for private hire events and parties. It’s possible to play different music in here - instead of the music from The Salon DJ - and it has its own bar, making it the ideal birthday party or corporate event destination. Dave specified the Mycro Series - four Mycro 6’s and four Mycro 8’s - to accommodate this space. Two Mycro Sub cabinets equip the room with outstanding bass reproduction, and their compact design meant they fitted neatly into the room. Dave said of the Mycro Series: “The Mycro’s work well in the smaller rooms, being pretty powerful for their size and combined with the Mycro bass they give a great sound at a reasonable price point. We came in late in the design so the speakers needed to be small but powerful to fit in with previously designed features and the Mycro range fitted the criteria perfectly.” A first in India is the introduction of a room within the club that is occupied by invited guests only. This was derived from the character of Kitty Su, who had very clear boundaries between Diwan-e-Aam (the general public) and Diwan-e-Khaas (VIPs). She felt the former were well suited to The Salon, while the latter ought to be offered exclusive treatment. Yet more Mycro Series cabinets were installed in this area, which is named The List. “The Mycro Range offer a great range of versatile products, as the venue had many small spaces and zones, it was decided that it would be best to use Myrco 8 and 6 with Mycro Sub,” said Alex. This level of the club was also fitted out with a dedicated smoking room. Keshav is a smoker, and deemed smoking areas in other clubs to be inadequate. The character of Kitty Su was also a smoker, so it was decided a spacious, ventilated smoking room was required. The smoking room holds 40-50 people and a selection of cigars are available to purchase. Whilst enjoying a cigarette or cigar, visitors also enjoy the sound system at a slightly lower volume. Downstairs is known as The Dressing Room, a bar that serves a selection of delectable champagnes. As with the smaller spaces upstairs, this area was kitted out with four Mycro 8’s, two Mycro 6’s and two Mycro Subs. This room mimics the rest of the venue in terms of décor, drawing on subtle earthy influences, magnificent ethnic craftsmanship, carved wooden jali work and sumptuous tapestry, as well as the presence of evocative Kama Sutra sculptures. The main PA system is powered by three Void amplifiers, one Infinite X5, one Infinite V2 7 and one Infinite V2 8. Void’s Infinite V2 range is the predecessor of the original Infinite X Series. The newer models feature a Class G output stage, which increases the power output, and a new feedback circuit design that produces lower distortion points. This up-to-the-minute technology all helps to attract a crowd into the venue. While nine Pulz PMX 4180 amplifiers and three Pulz PMX 1450 amplifiers - supplied from R & S Electronics based in Mumbai - take control of the peripheral


Kitty Su has a room that is available for private hire


sound system. Dave said: “As a designer it makes life easier knowing the amps will work with the speakers, as a distributer I can safely spec a proper system and not skimp on amplifiers, we also carry spares in case of a rare breakdown.” Three Void Live Drive, four in, eight out loudspeaker management processors provide control for the sound system. Dave also installed control panels in each separate area of the club for local volume control. Alex said: “We used a networked control system for Kitty Su. The completed system can be set up from anywhere in the world, or by using a locally connected PC tablet on the local WiFi network.” The Live Drives offer maximum protection for the loudspeakers, thanks to their transparent sounding output limiters. Alex continued: “Void offers something special and unique, we have always known that but it’s not until you see venues such as this that you realise that people now recognise what Void has to offer.” MTI was also responsible for the lighting design at Kitty Su and worked alongside the distributor Modern Stage Service, New Delhi to supply the equipment. The Salon required an exciting lighting rig to attract people to the dancefloor. While there was also a need to subtly highlight the sumptuous décor around the room, primarily comprising leather and wood finishes. In the very centre of the dancefloor is a glitter ball. Four PR Lighting XS250 moving heads surround the retro design feature. The XS250 fixtures are reliable products that benefit from 12 dichroic colour filters and seven rotating gobos and 10 fixed gobos - all of which are easily interchangeable - which equips lighting designers with a number of colour and pattern options. A further eight XS250’s have been installed along the outer edges of the dancefloor. Their quiet, smooth operation and energy saving design also gave them advantages during the selection process.


TECHNICAL INFORMATION


SOUND 4 x Void Air Motion loudspeaker; 28 x Void Mycro 6 loudspeaker; 12 x Void Mycro 8 loudspeaker; 13 x Void Mycro Sub bass enclosure; 1 x Void Arcline X double 15-inch subwoofer; 1 x Void Point One monitor; 1 x Void Infinite X5 amplifier; 1 x Infinite V2 7 amplifier; 1 x Void Infinite V2 8 amplifier; 9 x Pulz PMX 4180 amplifier; 3 x Pulz PMX 1450 amplifer; 3 x Void Live Drive management processor


lighting 12 x PR Lighting XS250 moving head; 1 x Laserworld Pure Sapphire laser


www.kittysu.com


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