The Common Room: EAW Shines in Crowns West End

$50 million dollars was Crown Casino’s budget for redeveloping the West End side of this prestigious landmark – with new gaming, dining and entertainment spaces.  There was one speaker brand that Crown and technology consultants Point of View (PoV) knew they could trust in their most stylish new Night Club / Lounge entertainment areas…EAW (Eastern Acoustic Works).

Corporate Intelligence, who were awarded the contract to fit-out the areas with class leading technology, delivered the Merrywell & The Common Room solutions with precision.

The Common Room, Modeled on the latest and funkiest bars in New York, has many remarkable features, such as the 200 inch screen behind the bar, DMX Stage Lighting and custom stage rigging.

Production Audio naturally chooses to focus on the most remarkable feature of all – the EAW QX (FOH), SBK (subs) & UX8800 speaker system.

The Common Room is designed to cater for live acoustic, jazz, rock, and all other acts that regularly book-out the venue.  From the “Opening Night”, the EAW QX system has consistently excelled and amazed patrons, providing precise directivity, with amazing sound quality, that Crown has come to expect.

The mighty QX cabinet consists of 4 x 12″ LF Phase-Aligned Drivers with Co-Axial MF & HF horn-loaded drivers – wisely selected to enable the perfect amount of audio level to be concentrated on the audience, without spill disturbing the surrounding gaming floor nearby.

Then come the sub-woofers – 4 of EAW SBK250’s – two per side. The Dual 15” Direct Radiating Subs are flown and meticulously positioned behind the QX speakers, providing the best possible sound performance in a well balanced, phase aligned and tuned sound system.

What about the “Optimization”??

Both EAW’s UX880 & UX3600 provide performance comparable to premium direct-radiating studio monitors… with the benefit of a much greater output level.

In The Common Room system, the UX8800’s truly delivers EAW Focusing to elevated heights. EAW is regularly developing and releasing optimally tailored, finely tuned filter sets – easily uploaded to the UX8800 processor, appropriate for every configuration and application.

The UX8800 feeds into Powersoft's flagship K series touring amplifiers - a K10, K2 and a K6. Powersoft amps have become a standard at Crown due to their power-saving green credentials and high performance.

Crown Casino’s approach is to engage people using sensory experiences. The West End project was intended to appeal to new and younger patrons. By delivering these pristine audio experiences is a significant part of making this come to life.

Quote – Stephen Sokolowski, Corporate Intelligence Operations Manager – “This was a truly challenging environment for us. For the client to demand such a high quality sound system in such an intimate space where varying musicians will be performing nightly, and even where major sports events will be televised. We needed ‘something’ that had such incredible control to keep away from the gaming floors, but also accommodate the full range and diversity that Crown expected. EAW again, delivered everything and more for us, and the PAVT guys were supportive every step of the way. Crown Casino are thrilled with the result.”