The Woodlands Inn and Resort in Northeastern Pennsylvania is home to the upscale club, Evolution (formerly the Twenty-Fifth Hour). Design/install company Dancetronics, Allentown, Pennsylvania, took on the renovation of the Woodlands’ venue.
According to Dave Rosenbloom, head of Dancetronics, the main problem with the old club was that the music was too loud, hurting the guests’ ears. So, Dancetronics set out to create a full sound that dancers could listen to for long periods of time without losing midrange clarity and presence. Rosenbloom chose D.A.S. Audio’s R-212 speakers, with a damped 4-inch compression driver coupled to 90×45° horn and two 12-inch woofers for the low end, for the top cabinets. The horn sections of the top cabinets are powered by Crown K1 amplifiers. All sound system processing is DSP, using two Rane RPM-26v digital multiprocessors. This way, Rosenbloom can make adjustments simply using his laptop from the middle of the dance floor.
To give the club upper bass, Rosenbloom used dual woofers in the top cabinets, driven by four Crown Macro-Tech 2400 amplifiers. “The bass should be tight and punchy without bottoming out,” he said. Using eight custom-built folded horns with two Crown Macro-Tech 3600VZ amplifiers helped get that tight, punchy sound.
Two tweeter clusters, each with four JBL 2405H UHF transducers, are hung above the dance floor. And, eight JBL Control 28s are used around the room for delayed fills. Finally, in the DJ booth, Rosenbloom chose a Rane MP 2016 and an XP 2016, plus two D.A.S. DS-8 speaker systems powered by a Crown CE-1000 amplifier, two Technics SL-1200MKII turntables, two Pioneer CDJ-100s CD players, a Denon DN-2500 CD player, and two Middle Atlantic equipment racks.