Pulse pumps sound into Base Dubai

Published: MEA

UAE: Pulse Middle East has provided the audio, visual and lighting systems at newly opened super-club Base Dubai, including a TW Audio system powered by Powersoft amplifiers, as well as 1,380 lighting fixtures and 180m2 of LED screen to fill the large venue. Base Dubai is owned and operated by Bulldozer Group, which has worked with Pulse Middle East on several of its other venues previously. With a capacity of 2,000, the club opened to a weekend line-up that featured performances from Swedish DJ Axwell and American rapper 50 Cent.

The TW Audio setup comprises two main hangs of four T24N loudspeakers, a centre pair of BSX subwoofers beneath the stage and eight S33 directional subwoofers configured to end-fire mode. Reinforcement towards the rear of the super-club is handled by four T30 loudspeakers, while six T20 point source cabinets serve as front-fills, reinforce the VIP area and behind the DJ. The DJ booth itself is installed with a monitoring solution consisting of two T24Ns and four B30s, which are reportedly capable of playing back 143dB of undistorted audio up to 1m away.

For the subwoofer array, Pulse Middle East used an EASE simulation to ensure that the low frequencies were precisely catered for, so as to evenly cover the entire venue without spilling into the neighbouring residential area. Nine Powersoft X4 amplifiers are employed to drive the entire sound system, offering up to 180,000W of power. The lighting fixtures, meanwhile, are all from Vision Pro-lighting and are controlled via a ChamSys MQ500 stadium lighting console.

Given a tight deadline, Pulse Middle East completed the entire installation in 23 days. ‘The speed and quality of this project is a testament to the boundary-pushing capabilities, technical knowledge and passion provided by our expert team,’ said Pulse Middle East managing partner Joe Chidiac. ‘Base Dubai is a shining example of a world-class project, completed on schedule and executed within budget.’

The client was impressed with the installer’s work. ‘We have worked with their company on many previous projects and have found them to be thoroughly professional and reliable with an extensive product portfolio,’ said Evgeny Kuzin managing partner of Base Dubai and Bulldozer Group. ‘We look forward to continuing our relationship with Pulse Middle East.’


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