H Club revives golden age of Vietnam nightclubs with Martin Audio
Situated at the Starcity Halong Bay Hotel, H Club has not only revived the golden age of nightlife in Vietnam, but has also raised the standard of performance and production to a new level. To reach this goal a Martin Audio THV 3-way biamp loudspeaker system— purpose-designed for advanced nightclub performance—was detailed as the centrepiece of a high specification package provided by Duc Proaudio, Martin Audio’s Vietnamese distributor. With more than 10 years’ experience, the investor, Mr Bui Minh Hong selected Duc Proaudio, as the audio design consultants and installation contractors. Mr Pham Duy Duc, Director of Duc Proaudio, had no hesitation in recommending Martin Audio. “If you are a serious player then you will have heard the superior sound of Martin Audio systems, as t is a brand name trusted by leading bars and clubs in Vietnam and around the world. Typical names using Martin Audio systems, supplied by Duc Proaudio are Gold 2 Club, Canalis Club, Barroco Club, Deluxe 030 Club, Kashso Club, XingXing Club and Gaia Lounge in Hanoi. But the sound system required at H Club takes this to a completely different level.” And by this he was referring to the new THV.
“These loudspeakers were developed last year to replace the existing H3+ series in Vietnam.” According to Mr. Duc, this creates a clear, high SPL sound with its own distinct signature. “The sound feels lighter and those who come to H Club will definitely form a strong impression — especially with the SXH218 subwoofer, which is set up based on the latest Martin Audio Subwoofer Array Arc Delay Calculator software. This creates bass uniformity throughout every position in the club, which really comes alive.” To achieve this they specified 16 x THV enclosures and 16 SXH218 subs, with a further 16 CDD15B as speaker delays. These are powered and processed by Martin Audio MA2.0 and MA5.2K amplifiers, with an iK42 running Dante from a DiGiCo SD11 mixer. The DJ monitor system also features four CDD-LIVE 12 and four SXP 118 subs. Summing up the installation Mr Pham Xuan Chien, General Manager of H Club, said, “There are only two places where you need to experience a sound system at this level: one is at festivals and stadiums, the other is nightclubs. I believe we have achieved this here.”