Funktion One BR cabinets get Dubai debut
UAE: 360 Below has become the first venue in Dubai to be equipped with Funktion One’s BR range of bass reflex cabinets. The cabinets were installed as part of a recent refit by the manufacturer’s local partner Em-Tec.
The lounge bar now features four BR115 cabinets hidden in service stations around the seating area of the circular venue. While these handle the low frequencies, mids and highs are taken care of by four pairs of the manufacturer’s F1201 cabinets.
‘This is the first venue in Dubai with the new BR range,’ said Em-Tec’s Alex Bracken. ‘It just gives such a warm sound.’
‘Obviously the horn-loaded bass has got a lot of punch with it, The bass reflex is a bit softer, a bit warmer, a bit more natural and we decided that in lounge/bar venues the BR range is the right solution, especially in small enclosed spaces,’ furthered Em-Tec’s Andy Williams. ‘If you’ve got a big area where you really want to pump that bass across the room, then the horn-loaded bass is going to win. But if you want something warm, closer and localised then go for the BR.’
Away from the new BR cabinets, the venue has also got a new system to cover its main dancefloor. This area features a pair of Resolution 1.5s with low-end support courtesy of an F218 double 18 sub.