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Les Paul Plays Meyer Sound in New York's Iridium Jazz Club
Electric guitar legend and inventor Les Paul specified an all Meyer loudspeaker system to be installed at his new business address. The Iridium Jazz Club, named New York's Best Jazz Club by NY Magazine, recently changed it's address, relocating to 1650 Broadway. When considering the move from the old location, owner Ron Sturm wanted the new locale to be among the best live music experiences available anywhere.
Attention was paid to every aspect of the new facility, including lighting, acoustics, and interior design to create an environment that was conducive to not only listening but performing as well. Part of that brief meant upgrading the sound system. The old facility had some Meyer Self-Powered products, but there were also loudspeaker products from other manufacturers. In the move to the new venue the decision to go exclusively Meyer was made. Sturm explained, " We tried to address the sound issue, it was a very, very important fact. And it's usually something that clubs put a backseat to. This was an opportunity to do it right." Sturm continues, "Les has a voice in how the club operates regarding sound and he wanted Meyer." Paul performs there exclusively every Monday night.
The Meyer products were retained from the old facility and Carl Ferruggia of SI Tech, who was responsible for system and acoustic design, and John Monitto of Meyer Sound determined what additional loudspeakers were required. The new system consisted of single CQ-1 Wide Coverage Main Loudspeakers for left and right, and a center cluster of three UPA-2P Compact Narrow Coverage Loudspeakers. Delays were UPM-1 Ultra-Compact Wide Coverage Loudspeakers and a UPA-2P Compact Narrow Coverage Loudspeaker was used as a fill. Two 650-P High Power Subwoofers handle the low frequencies.
"It took about three days in total to get the system in" recalls Ferruggia. About the quality of the system, he added. "I think it's great. It's probably the best club I've heard so far."