Since opening in late 2003, Internasjonalen (The International) has become one of Oslo's most popular nightclubs.
The owners decided to upgrade the audio system recently and opted for a VUE Audiotechnik loudspeaker system, designed and installed by Trondheim and Oslo-based Avon.
Avon owner Edgar Lien, says: "This venue hosts a variety of music types, including live performances and DJ's, and the interior has numerous hard reflective surfaces.”
"VUE loudspeakers offer exceptional pattern control and ample amounts of output for their size, so we immediately specified the VUE h- and a-Class, and then designed the rest of the system around those."
The installed system comprises of two VUE h-15w full-range powered loudspeakers with a single as-418 quad 18-inch isobaric subwoofer.
All three cabinets are flown above the main stage with a custom-engineered rubber suspension system that eliminates unwanted vibration in the vintage ceiling.
"We're very happy with how smoothly the system came together," adds Lien. "Once we had the rubber suspension system designed, installing the VUE loudspeakers and dialling in the ideal coverage was incredibly easy."
Lien continues: "The power of the as-418 is the prefect match for the clean and near limitless top end available from the h-15's beryllium compression driver. This system can easily handle virtually anything the owners give it-from a subtle acoustic set to a dance DJ."
Rounding out the main stage are four VUE a-12 passive two-way systems deployed as monitors. FFA amplifiers provide power for the as-418 subwoofer and the four a-12 wedges. A Yamaha CL3 console handles the mix, with system-wide control and routing handles by a Dante-equipped Dynacord P64 matrix mixer.