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Glasgow’s newest live venue gets the Funktion-One treatment

Room 2 – Glasgow’s newest events space – is embracing a forward-thinking approach to sound with a brand new Funktion-One sound system.

The system at the basement venue, which is located right in the heart of Scotland’s largest city, was supplied and installed by Steedsy.Com Audio and tuned by Funktion-One co-founder John Newsham.

The system comprises a four-point dancefloor configuration of Funktion-One Evo 6SH mid-high speakers, together with two F124 and two F215 Mk2 bass enclosures. Five F101 compact speakers have been deployed around the peripheral zones to ensure even coverage throughout the space and two Res 1.5s provide DJ monitoring in the booth.

Power comes from two FFA 8004s (first UK install), two FFA 6004s, two FFA-10000, while control is handled by two NST Audio D48s.

Before Room 2 opened, Newsham and Funktion-One design engineer Mike Igglesden travelled to Glasgow, spending a day fine-tuning the system.

Newsham said: “Steedsy’s install in this room was good fun to tune. The four-point dancefloor system is extremely immersive and the F124s are just totally physical.”

“We intend to utilise Room 2 outside of the nightclub sphere,” said owner Dario Bernardi. “It’s a venue which has the capability to host everything from concerts and club nights to daytime events and is suited to being used as an arts space.

“We use Funktion-One across all of our venues. Of course, the sound quality comes first – with the right tuning and amps it’s unrivalled in a club setting as far as we’re concerned. When we first experienced the systems, we knew that this is the level we’re striving for and made Funktion-One a staple at each of our venues ever since.”

Since opening, Room 2 has welcomed a host of underground DJs and artists, including Optimo’s JD Twitch, Ribeka & Sofay, and Moodymann.

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