With a capacity for over 200 people and a style that mixes together the very best of 70’s disco clubs and the new millennium’s underground joints, Otto Bar is an elegant nightclub located in the Roma neighborhood, the heart and soul of Mexico City’s nightlife. The venue’s remarkable audio is achieved with the help of a Bose Professional sound system composed of F1 Model 812 Flexible Array loudspeakers, F1 subwoofers and S1 Pro Multi-Position PA systems.
“We needed a sound system that could deliver great fidelity, nice pressure levels and solid bass – something that could make you feel the music,” shares Victor Mondragon, partner and booker at Otto Bar. “You can feel [Bose F1] vibrate, but even on higher volume levels you can still talk and listen to other people effortlessly.”
The unique flexible array of the F1 Model 812 loudspeakers fits perfectly into the Otto Bar’s distribution of space. The F1 speakers are suspended from the walls (close to the ceiling), and musicians or sound engineers can easily change the coverage pattern and direct it toward the audience, if needed, or point it upward and let the sound waves bounce off and spread evenly across the room. This setup is complemented by four F1 subwoofers placed at audience level to deliver that much needed “thump” to the chest every time the DJ cuts the bass loose.
The DJ booth, on the other hand, adds a couple of Bose S1 Pro speakers as monitors, to keep the musicians focused on the flow of their mixes and the precision of the crossfades without having to completely isolate themselves from the crowd’s cheers with a pair of headphones.
With more than a year under its belt at the current location, Otto Bar is now looking to explore new opportunities/destinations and plans to establish pop-up activations (with audio delivered by Bose portable systems) inside festivals or celebrations in tourist-heavy places like Tulum, Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya.
The F1 and S1 Pro systems fill the Otto Bar’s mobile needs with their portability (weighing 44.5 lbs. and 15.7 lbs. each) and versatility, as well as being convenient to mount or dismount from their original positions inside the club and go with the resident DJs or musical guests to wherever the club ends up next, which could be an open area at the beach or an enclosed room in the city. The Bose S1 Pro even comes with a rechargeable battery that offers complete autonomy and freedom of movement to the users, and wireless functionality when paired with a compatible device through Bluetooth.
“In a place with electronic music, the audio is essential. Everybody is pleased with the fidelity of the system, we’ve received tons of praise for the sound,” concludes Mondragon.
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