d&b audiotechnik boosts Zagreb?s VIP Jazz Club

The VIP Jazz Club in Zagreb, Croatia, has recently installed a brand new d&b audiotechnik sound system.

Located in Bana Jelacica square, the VIP Jazz Club has been compared in terms of its size as similar to Ronnie Scott’s in London, as well as hosting a an equally high-profile range of recognised international jazz artists.

Owner, Mr. Kokanovic, was renowned jazz promoter in Zagreb when he initially thought about opening a permanent jazz venue. At the time, he called upon Miro Vidovic from Morris Studio (recording studio) to act as an independent technical consultant. "After some preliminary proposals he approached us to bid," said Tomislav Koran of Croatian pro audio specialist Sunflower. "We made an audio demonstration of the d&b audiotechnik T-Series loudspeaker system in the club and Mr Vidovic said, “I would be happy if my studio monitors sounded like this PA.””

Following the decision, Koran set about the installation design. "I created an EASE model and assessed the live performance room; apart from a quite low ceiling the acoustic was good for amplified sound, quite dry in fact, and the T-Series system would be ideal for covering the confines of the room. I had my design concept approved by the d&b Application Support team, a very useful facility for Sunflower; they are always quick to respond and a ready source of advice.

“The VIP Club concert audio system is built around the T10 loudspeaker, the wider than usual 105° horizontal coverage pattern is well suited to a listening environment that is wide but not so long; SPLs are pretty uniform across the whole listening area. For low end I specified the B4-SUBs, small but with the kind of reach the discerning jazz fans enjoy."

"I opened the The VIP Club just before Christmas 2011 and have already staged over thirty live concerts," said Kokanovic. "Leading musicians such as John Pizzarelli, Don Byron, Dafnis Prieto, and Jason Lindner have all played and commented on the quality of the sound. For me d&b audiotechnik was a logical choice."

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