MIGHTY replaces its legacy RLA System and is awarded the first fully commissioned EAW Avalon Club.two® system in the country.
San Francisco, CA (March, 2013) - Mighty owners, Sean and Isabel Manchester, tapped San Francisco's JK Sound to design and install a new sound system to replace the historic Richard Long and Associates sound system. Michael Lacina, JK Sound President, and Brad Katz, Designer, suggested EAW's new Club.two line coupled with a combination of Lab Grupen and Powersoft power and processing for a combined output of 50,000 watts!
"Although there was much love and praise for the massive, classic RLA system at Mighty, we felt it was time to move forward with a brand new "state of the art" sound system that will raise the bar for super clean yet powerful sound on a dance floor".-Sean Manchester - Mighty
Avalon Club.two by EAW represents a radical departure from all previous dance club loudspeaker systems, putting cutting-edge acoustic technology in a package that appeals to the design-conscious dance club market. The industrial design turns the loudspeaker inside-out, mounting an exposed mid/high horn in front of the grille. And the concave grille – sculpted in clean, straight lines – expresses the bilateral symmetry that unifies the design.
The main dance floor at Mighty will consist of four CLUB.two tops flown, with six SUB.two subs stacked in a “mono block”. The CLUB.two tops are designed around a unique high/mid co-axial compression driver, that combines ultra- efficiency and extreme output paired with symmetrical quad 12" lows, and everything is axially aligned for true phase point sourcing.
The SUB.two is the worlds first bi-amp hybrid subwoofer system; combining a bent bass horn driven by two 12" driver's and a single direct-radiating 21" driver mounted on the last horn flare.
Powering the mains will be a pair of LabGruppen PLM10000q that couple high- output quad channel amps with legendary Lake® processing.
The subs stack will get two Powersoft K10's and one K8, all with the DSP+AESOP options that combine state the art processing, professional networking, and some of the highest power density available. There is even a cable damping factor correction inside the processing...an industry first.
All amps have their own built-in processing that integrates with EAW's Gunness Focusing, another milestone in speaker processing that adds unmatched clarity by eliminating distortion through custom box algorithm's.
“EAW enjoys a distinguished history working with Michael Lacina and JK Sound. Michael has deep experience in dance club design and has been particularly excited to implement a new Avalon by EAW sound system. I know this because Michael strives to deliver the absolute pinnacle of quality, and that’s what Avalon by EAW is all about. But I also know this because Michael checked in frequently during product development. At Mighty, his pro-active approach has paid off. Congratulations to Michael, JK Sound and the team at Mighty on reaching this important milestone.”-Jeff Rocha, President, Eastern Acoustic Works
To complete the system, the install will include the revolutionary Waves MAXX BCL preamp – used at Lincoln Center and on tour with Cirque Du Soleil, Metallica and other superstar acts. The MAXXBCL will send a digital AES signal to all amp/processor's, no extra digital to analog conversion allowing for even greater clarity and headroom. This also allows Mighty to have an all digital feed option straight from any digital mixer by converting the S/PDIF to AES and straight into the Waves unit, while also having a pristine analog feed with some of the best analog to digital converters in the industry.
“This absolutely sets a new standard for club sound. Beyond the power we’ve gotten from the new generation of components, the symmetry gives these systems an unprecedented level of clarity. The sonic imaging is simply amazing.”
- John Lyons - John Lyon's Systems
"This is a dream system for Mighty and me, the best of all things audio, pristine from track to ear. The idea is very, very, very large studio monitor's and a 3D sound you feel. This is new technology that really works." -Brad Katz - Designer, JK Sound