|Factor TC Revives Popular Tequila Club With HARMAN’s JBL VRX Constant
NORTHRIDGE, California – The new Tequila Club at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sofia has become one of the new
flagship destination venues in the Bulgarian capital. Situated beneath ground level in two separate areas, the bar /
nightclub has independent lounges, and is aimed at the city’s affluent and VIP clientele, serving a variety of drinks
Owners, T.Q. Partners Ltd. Investment Group, wanted the quality of the sound system to reflect the opulence of the
environment, and HARMAN’s JBL was one of their preferred brands. Having worked previously with Factor TC,
who have been distributing HARMAN Professional’s brand portfolio in the country for nearly two decades, they
were quickly in contact.
After a series of meetings and live product demonstrations with the owners and architects, a JBL VRX Constant
Curvature line array loudspeaker system was adopted. “The owners were already well aware of the advantages of
VRX and we were also convinced that this was the best solution,” said Vesselin Todorov, president of Factor TC.
The integrators were also conscious that they needed to preserve the cachet of the new-look Tequila Club, since
the original venue bearing that name—formerly situated two blocks away — was a huge favorite in the 1990s with
local cutting-edge DJ’s and clubbers.
Factor TC specified 12 JBL VRX932LA and eight VRX918S subwoofers as the main PA, powered by five Crown
XTi6002 amplifiers. Four Control® Contractor 24C ceiling speakers and four black Control 25 enclosures were
deployed for the peripheral sound in the bar and ancillary areas, aided by a Crown 180MA mixer/amplifier. The
dance system is under the control of a dbx DriveRack 260, which ensures that the performance is fully optimized.
The architects from design studio Idea of Sofia, in particular
expressed their delight with the 100-degree horizontal x 15-
degree vertical coverage achieved by placing the VRX enclosures
above the bar areas.
“Given a choice of several leading brands, it was the long-term
relationship we have with the client, their goodwill towards
HARMAN products and the quality of JBL sound they
experienced at the live demo that proved conclusive,” Todorov
“We are very happy to be working with Factor TC again,”
responded Boris Stefanov, manager of Tequila Club. “They
always offer us the best possible products, and for our luxury club
I personally chose JBL VRX as the best sounding compact
system. Although we have installed industry standard DJ
equipment, there are no separate reference monitors for the DJ
because with the VRX system he doesn't need it.”
With the club open seven nights a week the new sound system
will certainly be put through its paces in the coming months.
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