Rumba Room Live
D.A.S. Audio professional sound systems at the Rumba Room Live in Anaheim (CA)
Located in the Gardenwalk shopping and entertainment district adjacent to the Disneyland® Resort, the Rumba Room Live is one of the area’s newest nightclubs. Featuring two full bars, a coat check, a dance floor, several VIP sections, a stage for live bands, a DJ booth, and a smoking patio to name just a few of the amenities, the Rumba Room Live can host a variety of events with a capacity of 900 patrons. To ensure the best possible audio, a sizeable assortment of loudspeakers drawn from the Event, Artec, and Action Series catalogs of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio were deployed.
Props AV, LLC of Beaumont, CA, an AV design / build firm that also has a live events production division, was contracted to design and install the Rumba Room Live’s new sound reinforcement system. Using a sizeable assortment of line arrays, sub bass enclosures, point source loudspeakers, plus power amplification and DSP (Digital Signal Processing)—all from D.A.S. Audio—. Michael Betancourt, the firm’s General Manager and System Designer, discussed the project.
“The Rumba Room Live is a very upscale venue with just over 10,000 square feet of space. Presently, they have a combination of both live bands and DJs and the music types range from pop / rock to Latin-themed. In addition to the stage area, the club is divided into eight additional zones—all outfitted with loudspeakers to ensure the music is clearly heard throughout the entire property.”
Suspended over the stage area, Betancourt and his crew flew a total of ten D.A.S. Event 208A powered line array, with five elements each for the left and right hangs. For low frequency support, there are four Event 218A powered subwoofers, which reside under the stage. For stage monitor purposes, the setup includes eight D.A.S. Action 12A powered loudspeakers as well as an Action 15A powered enclosure. Additionally, the setup provides an additional two Action-12A that serve as the DJ’s monitor setup.
As previously mentioned, there are eight additional zones—which are outfitted with a total of fourteen D.A.S. Artec 508 loudspeakers. Power amplification for these loudspeakers is provided by five D.A.S. Audio D Series amplifiers. Rounding out the setup, Betancourt and his team utilized two D.A.S. Audio DSP-4080 units for loudspeaker management.
Betancourt offered the following thoughts about this equipment: “The Event Series offered the ideal dispersion characteristics required to cover the dance floor with more than adequate sound pressure. The Event 208A series provides a clear, undistorted, and musically very natural vocal range that is perfect for the Latin vibe the Rumba Room is designed for, and paired with the Event 218A subs, the system offers the perfect level of sound pressure and clarity".