Long Beach, California businessman Steve Guillen saw a need in the local community for a premium upscale live entertainment venue that could host both local musicians and national acts. Coming from a 20 year background in the service industry, Guillen found a perfect venue for his vision: The Pike Outlets waterfront entertainment district would become the home of his new club, “The Broken Drum.”
To be competitive and attract national acts Guillen knew he would need state-of-the-art audio and visual technology to have the most high end venue on the Coast. Directed to ISP Technologies to check out their gear, Guillen took advantage of their design services for a recommendation. Based on drawings, the suggested system consisted of four HDL 3112 High Definition Line Arrays, two of the new High Output XMAX 118 Subwoofers with two HDM 112 side fills and four VM110 Floor Monitors.
Amplifier technology has been redefined with the latest DAA amplifiers. Each XMAX 118 Subwoofer boasts 2000 watts RMS (cruising speed) and 4000watts Peak (warp speed). All this power is poured into a very efficient, single 18 inch speaker housed in a Baltic Birch cabinet. The 3-way HDL 3112 (Baltic Birch) line array boxes all sport the same DAA amp technology and deliver true high fidelity performance in a small (85lb) line array box.
Club owner Guillen choose RioDeluxe Audio to install the new ISP system. Owner Jamie Rio personally installed the system (with a small crew) and was very impressed with the 15,000 watts of true RMS (30,000 watts peak) power. “I have used and installed ISP gear for years and I was really blown away by the fidelity and power of this relatively small system” said Rio.
Agreeing with Rio, Guillen added, “I am confident The Broken Drum is delivering the best options for the community, surpassing the needs of this industry, and we’re doing it in the heart of the city that I love.” ISP Technologies is proud to be a part of this unique venue that will host a variety of events including promoting local musicians and attracting regional acts. For more information on ISP Technologies’ Made in America products, Rio Deluxe Audio or The Broken Drum Bar, visit: