Both SOS and SOD are run by the same group of investors, who first made contact with Bangkok based distributor and installer, Fuzion, five years ago when working on their first project. Since then, the two companies have continued to work together, and SOS and SOD are the fourth and fifth venues to be completed to date. General Manager of Fuzion, Siri Wongkamolchun, told me: “The people who run these places know what they are doing and how to make it successful. They know one of the main keys is great sound.”
SOS is housed inside Mansion 7, a themed shopping mall with a spooky twist. Its décor is dark and creepy and, according to legend, the ghost of the late owner’s daughter stalks the premises. The club – which sits alongside eateries, shops and theme park rides – caters for the DJ market.
At SOS, Siri opted for 8x NEXO PS15-R2 high-powered loudspeakers, which are distributed around the perimeter of bar and club space. The PS15-R2s are able to accomplish high SPLs and wide bandwidth, providing even coverage for the entire venue. These speakers are coupled with a NEXO NXAMP 4X4 powered TD controller, which not only provides amplification for the system, but, thanks to its in-built Ethersound capability, the NXAMP 4X4 can also manage the processing and control needs of the audio system. “NEXO is one of the best performance and durability products in the market. Those are the things that most of our clients are looking for,” continued Siri.
SOD is located just down the road, within another entertainment complex, and attracts both a DJ and live music crowd. As SOD is primarily a live performance venue – although DJs do also play – the majority of the speakers have been installed in the stage area. Siri selected the NEXO GEO S12 system for this application. A combination of 4x NEXO GEO S1210s and 4x S1230s make up the main PA. Six of the cabinets are flown horizontally left and right of the stage, while the other two are stacked on top of the subwoofers at either end of the performance space. A NX242 digital TD controller is also in place at SOD.
Siri concluded: “We selected the right gear for the right job and it has been proven to be very good combination. Not only are the products good we also receive great support from manufacturers as well.”