Blowfish, a high-end club in Jakarta, recently came through an extensive AV upgrade, which included the installation of numerous Powersoft amplifiers.
Heavily involved in the refit was Powersoft’s Indonesian distributor PT Citra Intirama, with PT Rhema Multi Perkasa appointed as the third party consulting company. Under the project coordination of Dax M. Wenas, Powersoft control was specified to optimise the enhanced audio system throughout the club’s five zones.
“We added the Powersoft amps to complement the additional [Martin Audio] speakers,” said PT Citra Intirama's Eric Haslim. “Powersoft provided a perfect complement to the speakers and subwoofers with their light weight, efficiency, power and excellent sonic amplification.”
“One of the biggest challenges faced by the sound teams was to ensure even distribution while obtaining high intelligibility – even on hard hitting electronic dancefloor tracks the vocals need to be clear and crisp.”
The presence of Powersoft amps provided a “tremendous boost” in delivering the desired sonic experience at the venue, which was was also equipped with new Martin Audio AQ and Blackline series full-range systems and subwoofers. "We most certainly took full advantage of Powersoft’s inherent electronics,” Haslim continued.
“One of the key features, for instance, is the availability of damping control inside the Powersoft amplifiers, where we can adjust the power delivery to complement the extended speaker cable lengths for subwoofers located as far as 100 metres away."
In the main club area, two Duecanali 5204 two-channel amplifiers were assigned to a pair of single 18-inch subs, while seven Duecanali 3904 drive a further seven 2 x 18in subs. Powersoft M50Q’s are combined with a further seven full-range speakers dispersed throughout the club, while K3 amps are designated to six even higher potency full range speakers.
Meanwhile, next door in the Puro lounge, another set of Duecanali 5204, 3904 and M50Q amplifiers can be found powering the speakers.
Haslim concluded: “Powersoft offers a truly exceptional value for money in terms of investment,” he assures. “In addition to the features already mentioned their designs also have excellent circuit protection in terms of dealing with voltage fluctuations. I would have to say that it is without doubt one of the best power amplifier companies in the market today.”
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