Prosound, Martin Audio’s Albanian distributor, have recently carried out two quite diverse installations of the manufacturer’s systems— a new urban bar in Tirana, the Albanian capital, and a seasonal holiday beach resort in Dhërmi, in the south-west of the country.
The Grand Bar, this has been constructed on the premises of the recently reconstructed Air Albania Stadium. Prosound had already worked with the same owners on another bar of the same name.
“The owners were looking for a sound system that could function both as a background and foreground system, with even distribution,” said Prosound technical director, Endrit Veleshnja.
Containing an inside room with around 70 capacity as well as an outdoor terrace, the bar trades all day through until 11pm, and the clients were happy to adopt the ADORN series, based on Martin Audio’s reputation and its ability to function at both low and high levels (the latter when a DJ performs on special occasions).
Prosound recommended eight ADORN A55, combined with a pair of SX110 subwoofers for the indoor room, with a further three ADORN A55 installed on the terrace.
This elegant, ultra-compact passive 2-way system has a wide 110° x 80° dispersion pattern. It can produce 113dB peak output at 1 metre, has a smooth frequency response and a strong bass reproduction that extends down to 65Hz.
The temporary BlacklineX set-up at the Dhërmi resort hotel was for the length of the summer season—a status that will repeat next season. The venue itself comprises a restaurant, and an adjacent covered beach bar zone.
Prosound already had a relationship with the clients, and had recently fitted a Martin Audio system into LOST & Tema in Tirana, also under the ownership of Filip Fermanis. In fact they came up with an elegant solution, with the house technician at the latter relocating the system from LOST to the beach resort (since it does not operate during the summer season in Tirana).
They hung the speakers from the temporary wooden ceiling structure using M8 inserts. Four Blackline X15 and four X210 subwoofers were installed in the beach bar and four X8 in the restaurant area.
Summing up, Prosound technical director, Endrit Veleshnja said, “We find that ADORN is one of our best sellers in its class. The enclosures are compact, it delivers quality sound and sufficient SPL to meet customer requirements in a wide range of installations. It was the obvious solution for the Grand Bar.
“As for Dhërmi, once again it made perfect sense to rerig the BlacklineX system from LOST, while that venue was closed. The relocation provided the owner with a potent system to entertain the many tourists who visit this popular resort.”