L’UVA BISTRO LOUNGE THE LATEST ADDITION TO ALBANIAN NIGHTLIFE
With their systems featured in many countries around the globe Martin Audio is now making inroads in the Albanian capital of Tirana, thanks to its distributor Prosound and the BlacklineX series loudspeakers.
The most recent installation of this potent system has been at the L’Uva Bistro Lounge, situated in the heart of Tirana’s nightlife area.
Based in the same city, Prosound were brought in by the venue owner, who was looking to undertake a total renovation. The venue itself is a one-room, 250-capacity establishment, with a veranda by the entrance, which trades through the day and late into the night. Background music during the day makes way for a DJ and occasionally live bands during the weekends.
With this in mind, L’Uva required a sound system with the capability of handling electronic DJ music and live bands, with high SPL levels during the busy weekend nights. At the same time it had to be sufficiently compact to be discreet during working hours in the daytime. ”Other brands were considered but Martin Audio was chosen because of its sound quality and value for money,” stated Prosound Technical Director / Sales Manager, Endrit Veleshnja.
The new system has met all expectations and the owner is delighted with the purchase.
Prosound managing director, Kliton Gjika, who designed the system and managed the project, takes up the story.
“The BlacklineX series is an excellent choice, offering a combination of high quality and value for money. All models in the range have surprisingly compact enclosures, making them ideal to install in multifunctional venues where a discreet look is also important for the architecture and the design. At the same time they deliver extremely good sound quality with excellent SPL levels.”
Eight of the Blackline X12 have been deployed around the venue. Featuring a 12” (300mm) LF driver unit and a 1” (25mm) exit compression driver on a user-rotatable horn, its 80° x 50° dispersion pattern is ideal for this type of application. Providing LF extension are four X115 (1 x 15in) subwoofers.
Prosound’s installer Armand Dosti said he was amazed by the flexibility of the X12—particularly when rotating the horn and orientation of the speaker horizontally. “Then the flexibility of the mounting points and use of brackets ensured perfect placement.”
This is not the first time Prosound have recommended this solution, having installed a similar package in another Tirana nightclub, located nearby.
Summarising the project, Kliton Gjika said, “This set-up was one of many that our company has undertaken over the years and once again we managed it with confidence. The new system has met all expectations and the owner is delighted with the purchase.
“As for the support from the Martin Audio staff, they are extremely dynamic, and always keen to help in any situation.”