London Club Upgrades With BSS Audio

Jan 14, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Dave Parry, technical manager for the London-based club Fabric, has recently upgraded his venue with equipment from BSS Audio.

Part of room 1's redesign includes a new DJ booth constructed from reclaimed timber. Mounted in a rough-hewn custom elm rack flown overhead, a pair of new BSS FDS-366T Omnidrive Compact Plus units (with WHISEWORKS-Neville Thiele method filters) are called upon to optimize the high and sub frequencies of the installed line array system.

Parry plans to add further control and sound-mapping capabilities, using the flexibility of BSS Audio's newly released SB2 software (operating on the 366Ts) in conjunction with a tablet PC, which will allow him to manage the speaker system remotely on a wireless LAN. With an access point in each of the three rooms, the club will be able to manipulate the system using SB2 in conjunction with the Soundweb Designer file. This new signal path operates entirely in the digital domain, with the FDS-366Ts—fed from the existing Soundweb network via an AES digital output card down a multi to the DJ box—managing the house system parameters.

"It's important to keep the audio in the digital domain for as long as possible before converting to analog," commented BSS Audio's Richie Rowley. "With the addition of SB2 control and the Thiele tuning, the sound reinforcement system now has wings. The Thiele filter allows the club to feed in more power without fear of overexcursion, which reduces the distortion. The highs are much cleaner and lows so much tighter."

For more information on the gear, visit BSS Audio at For more information about Fabric, visit

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