New Slovakian ski venue Funktions perfectly

A brand new venue was opened at Jasna ski resort in Slovakia this year which features a Funktion One, MC² and XTA audio system, writes Paul Watson.
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Happy End recently opened at Slovakia’s Jasna ski resort, which is a restaurant during the day that transforms into a lively après ski venue accommodating live bands and DJ sets during the evening. An audio system was required to provide background music for diners and also powerful high quality sound reinforcement for the entertainment, so a flexible system was deployed incorporating Funktion One, MC² and XTA equipment. “There was only one requirement – to provide the best sound, positive vibes and maximum power for the music,” says Igor Horvath of installation company Citylight. “So for me, there was only one possible solution.” Happy End’s owner had visited the Blue Note jazz club in neighbouring town Nove Mesto nad Vahom, which was Horvath’s first Funktion One, MC² and XTA installation in the country. “With that combination you get a really warm acoustic feel; it doesn’t sound digital at all and that’s what he wanted at Happy End,” explains Horvath. Three separate sound systems were installed: one for daytime music, one for DJs, and one for live bands, all of which can work independently or simultaneously. The DJ and live band systems are controlled by a pair of XTA DP548s, and the overall system control is by an MC² Ti 1048 with a wall-mounted remote panel. Daytime music is run through four Funktion One F88 cabinets on each floor of the two-storey venue, plus two MB212 subs and two F81s on the front and rear outdoor terraces, powered by three MC² Ti1500s and one Ti2000. The system for the evenings packs much more of a punch and includes four Funktion One Resolution 3s for the DJ area, plus four Resolution 4s for the live acts, along with six F121 subs and four RM12 stage monitors, powered by five MC² E25s, three E90s, an E45, and an E15. “During the day the Ti 1048 manages the background music via a ‘daily use’ preset; and in the evening it is switched to the ‘action’ preset, which turns off the MB212 subs and sets the delay time for each F88 speaker for infill, depending on whether it’s a DJ or live band performance,” explains Horvath. “The entire Happy End design and build only took 100 days from start to finish, and it’s already a very popular venue; we are very pleased that the audio system is an integral part of its success.”

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