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Orbital puts Flare into The Laundry

Murray Stassen 7 May 2014
Orbital puts Flare into The Laundry

The Laundry, located in London Fields, East London, has just completed the installation of a Flare Audio X3/Q18 sound system for its basement event space and café/bar.

Home to an eclectic mix of live music, club nights, cinema and screenings, The Laundry is the brainchild of Radiohead band member Ed O’Brien and businessman Raj Nayak, who has experience running a venue in Shoreditch.

The Laundry brings together a host of creative and musical talent, made up of 26 separate creative areas including the basement and café/bar areas.

Nayak explains: “We wanted a high quality sound with great separation that would also give us flexibility, in terms of its size and portability. With such a mix of events in the basement, we need to be able to move the boxes around easily and even store them when they are not required. It was also important to avoid having something huge for the sake of it – while the sound is very much our main product, our emphasis is on clarity and quality.

“Flare Audio’s X3 speakers delivered on all counts. They have the clarity of studio monitors, with real warmth and a good bottom end, as well as being well-balanced and compact. We have also installed a Flare system up in the café bar, giving us a great complement to our signature sound in the basement.”

The Laundry’s main basement system is configured with X3-15C Bi Amp point source loudspeakers with Q18 subs, all powered by Lab.gruppen PLM amplifiers.

For fills, the Orbital Sound team installed V8C/V12C combinations, with Lab.gruppen IPD amplifiers. In the ground floor café bar, V8C loudspeakers have been used to give clean crisp background coverage – again powered from Lab.gruppen IPD Amplifiers. The Laundry has a Yamaha LS9-32 for live acts and the whole system has sound web for routing and control.

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