Between them, the two venues are expected to host in excess of 750 blues and rock gigs a year. In the building's basement, Rock Bottom is the larger of the venues: a 300-capacity club with low ceiling height and a PA rig with a delay system, and additional speaker zones to cover 2 bar areas.
The all-JBL speaker cabinets, powered by Crown MA and MT amplifiers, areunder the control of a BSS Soundweb, acting as the total system manager and routing unit, programmed with presets for different distribution applications. The demanding job at front-of-house is handled by a new 32-channel Soundcraft MH3 Series console, with dbx and Lexicon outboard equipment.
The whole system was planned carefully by LydRommet AS in close co-operation with Rock Bottom's senior engineer and technical manager Kjartan Meinset. The aim throughout the process has been to provide the best high-end audio equipment, and to make it fit into a very challenging acoustic environment. The result is capable of delivering 114dBspl average / 125dBspl maximum peak at FOH.