When Pacha London recently won the ‘Best Dance Club’ category at the prestigious London Club & Bar Awards 2013 it became the latest leading nightclub with a Martin Audio sound system to bag a trophy.
Following the Ministry of Sound’s recent success in the International Dance Music Awards in Miami, Pacha was rewarded for its recent £500,000 refit which has seen the club extend to a third, soundproofed Glass Room on the first floor as part of a complete redesign earlier this year.
During the refurb, the Martin Audio WT3/WS218X system, installed back in 2008 by Bernard Mani’s Systems Etc, was reconfigured and enhanced by Viba Sound, with project manager Hugh Sadleir adding a pair of WSX subs to complement the flown Martin Audio Blackline top boxes in the new dedicated space.
Meanwhile, the first floor Global Room is in the process of doubling in size across the original void and downstairs the main room has had its DJ booth repositioned, so that it has now become a focal point, in full view of the gallery above.
Said operations director Gemma Ross, “With a 500-capacity second room, the new configuration now gives us the possibility of having two promoters in on the same night.”
With stand-alone sound systems in each room the new-look club continues to use only Martin Audio loudspeakers, processed via the Martin Audio Engineer 418 DSP. A planned fourth room at the Victoria-located venue will also feature Martin Audio sound when it comes to fruition.
Of the quality of the sound, Ross says, “Everyone is really happy with the system.“
“There are generally only a few club brands considered for good house music, and we have always thought Martin Audio was better,” she adds. “Fabric has it, so does the Ministry: it’s a proper system and sounds fantastic.”