The extremely chic and swish ‘Club Santitos’ in central Notting Hill will be opening its doors at the end of May and Old Barn Audio were handed the contract to install the sound system. Having come highly recommended, Old Barn Audio designed a system from Martin Audio as the up-market design and ethos of the club dictated the best.
The club, which specialises in Latin and Salsa style music required a high SPL system which offers smooth response but power when needed. Their Latin style music is supplied mainly on vinyl so the system had to have sufficient capabilities of being tuned to the room. However, live music nights are also held with very percussive duo’s and trios entertaining what will be an enthralled audience!
After visiting the club, the system was designed around Martin Audio AQ10‘s and supported Martin Audio AQ28‘s throughout all of the smaller zones. Sub-bass was supplied by Martin Audio WS218X twin 18″ subs. The control system was from a single Martin Audio 418 Engineer tailored to the room. The entire system was powered by Crown amplifiers.
Carlos de la Cruz, owner of Club Santitos, was thrilled with the result and commented on the linearity of the sound through the main club floor and all other zones. Tello Morgado, chief percussionist for the club, is very excited to be playing through the system when the doors open in a few weeks time.