One of Istanbul’s largest nightclubs, the latest in the group of Jolly Joker venues, is making a big impact on the city’s entertainment scene, thanks to a high specification NEXO STM Series modular line array installed by Alkor and Yamaha Music Europe Turkey. The Jolly Joker Vadistanbul has been opened by Hakan Polat, İbrahim Sayın and Ahmet Çelenk, a new addition to a collection of clubs spread all across Turkey. The 2,000-capacity club has a large stage, and plays host to a busy rota of popular Turkish artists. Installation company Alkor collaborated closely with Yamaha Music Europe Turkey to present a NEXO proposal to Hakan Polat and the Jolly Joker’s audio engineer Eren Öztürk. After a live demo, they selected the NEXO STM Series modular line array system, with NEXO’s 45°N-12 line monitors on-stage, from a competitive tender, citing the system’s power, clarity and ease of use as the reasons for their choice. “The angle of coverage from the compact 45°N-12 monitors played a big part in the decision,” said Eren Öztürk. “I pointed the microphone towards the monitor, as most singers do, and no feedback squeal came out of the 45°N-12.” The main flown PA uses, each side, three cabinets of STM M28 omni purpose module with 90° dispersion and two cabinets of M28 with 120° dispersion. At the top of the arrays are two STM B112 bass modules, and below, are six a side STM S118 subs, running in cardioid configuration. Four super-compact ID24 cabinets are used as front fills. Stage monitoring uses up to 12 of NEXO’s unique 45°N-12 line monitors, with a dedicated drum monitoring set-up of NEXO PS15-R2 and LS18 sub. Front-of-house and monitor mixing is done on a Yamaha CL5 digital console, using two RIO3224Ds and two RIO1608Ds to facilitate the Dante network. System design for the venue was made with NEXO’s NS-1 proprietary modelling and prediction software suite. Fine-tuning on site by David Hochstenbach from NEXO’s Engineering Support Division improved HF throw, and reduced low frequency energy on stage.
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