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Miami's Goddess Nightclub
Photos courtesy of Jason Geller
After installing three cargo containers worth of worldly art and artifacts from such locations as Cairo and Bangladesh, Miami Beach's premiere nightclub, Goddess, opened its doors in late December to crowds of anticipating club-goers. Combined, the five-room, 6,000 square-foot facility comprises a Meyer Sound system of 28 self-powered loudspeaker systems, provided and installed by Hi-Tech Sound of Marlboro, Massachusetts (www.mixhits.com).
The nightclub, which holds in excess of 500 patrons, features a main VIP room with four Meyer Sound UPA-1Ps and four USW-1Ps; a main-level dance floor featuring four UPA-2Ps and two 650-Ps; and a back VIP room which hosts four UPM-1Ps and a USW-1P. In addition to the three main-level rooms, Goddess also features an upstairs VIP room with four UPM-1Ps and a USW-1P, as well as an upstairs lounge which features four Meyer Sound UPM-1Ps, with walls covered from floor to ceiling in beveled mirrors for effect.
"The best thing I noticed acoustically about the system, besides the way the actual cabinets sound, was the directivity of the loudspeakers," said Bill Lally, installation manager. "They allowed me to have much better control over the volumes of different zones [rooms] without one bleeding into the other. This is a key factor for the upstairs VIP room, which has its own head system and separate DJ. The room can be isolated from the rest of the club with minimal transmission between systems."
Lally added that the benefits of the self-powered loudspeakers' internal processors are endless. "You're never going to have a phase perfect chain of external processors. And the self-powered loudspeakers sound great.
"It would have taken us five times longer to install amp racks and wire runs had we gone with a conventionally powered system."