RCF Media Series speakers installed at French bar

Bar Le Treize, a new bar and restaurant, has opened in the French city of Colmar, featuring a sound system from RCF.

When local firm Enjoy Events was appointed by the main electrical contractor to carry out the technical integration, director Alexandre Bunzli specified RCF’s Media Series as having met all the requirements for sound, while at the same time providing an elegant design.

A total of eight Media M1001 loudspeakers, powered by a pair of RCF HPS1500 Class H two-channel professional amplifiers have been placed evenly over the two floors. The two-way, 10in Media units provide excellent sound quality, according to Bunzli. “We like them because they have the same professional design as RCF’s Acustica C series – but in this application the Media series was sufficient for their needs, and a more cost-effective option,” he said.

For subwoofers, Bunzli then turned to RCF’s S4012. “This is a very compact 12in and we chose it because complete integration of the design was a priority and the bass response and energy generated by this sub is amazing in comparison with its footprint,” he added.

The setup of the entire system was supervised by RCF project design manager Michele Begotti.

Each floor has a dedicated DJ booth, equipped with Pioneer systems offering four separate inputs. The two zones are controlled independently and the processor is able to reverse the music input distribution from one area to another.

But as the venue is located in a quiet area of the town centre, Enjoy Events – a partner of the Italian manufacturer for the past five years – also knew that sound needed to be confined within the building’s environment without escape – and thanks to the RCF solution they have succeeded in avoiding any vibrations or unwanted noise pollution.

Enjoy Events was also able to turn to RCF’s commercial audio catalogue to specify quantities of PL6X ceiling speakers and MR44T tiny wall monitors for the peripheral areas, such as cloakrooms, toilets and foyer. These are powered by RCF’s UP 2321 320W 100V line amplifiers.

“Enjoy Events is our main HDL line array partner in the east of France but they have been focusing on the installation and commercial audio markets since 2012,” commented French sales agent, Bertrand Delbar. “Therefore they have the knowledge to put together such a well-matched system at Le Treize.”