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The Fennec Music Venue Opens in Birmingham, AL

FOH Staff • News • November 18, 2021

The audio setup includes RSX series loudspeakers, subwoofers and stage monitors

BIRMINGHAM, AL – When The Fennec, Birmingham’s new one-of-a-kind live music venue opened for business, ownership called upon long time audio engineer Michael Panepento, owner of Alabama Music & Audio Supervision, to create and install an unrivaled sound experience at the new Parkside District hot spot. Panepento found the solution The Fennec management was looking for with a state-of-the-art PA system featuring various loudspeakers, subwoofers and stage monitors from Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW).

More details from EAW (www.eaw.com):

The Fennec is a 2-story venue, with the main restaurant and event space on the first floor and a dedicated private event space that can be rented out on the second. The design of the building did present some challenges to Panepento that were easily solved with the combination of products from EAW, including the RSX Series, RS Series, RL Series and VF Series PA components.

“We needed to use point source speakers because the space has 13-foot ceilings,” says Panepento. “Having used EAW before, I knew they would have a speaker that could overcome that issue. The team at EAW sent us RSX series demo speakers that we tried out in the space, and they sounded great. The demo really helped solidify EAW as the right choice for the venue.”

Since the first floor/main level is all open and there is no divider between the restaurant and the live space, Panepento needed to be able to deliver powerful sound that could be contained within about 50 feet so as not to adversely affect the diners. The EAW PA system Panepento installed on the first floor included three RSX129 boxes in a LCR setup along with two RSX218 subs built into the stage. Two RSX86 speakers are used as delays located about 50 feet out from the stage with two RSX12M floor monitors.

 

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