Images Installs Audica and Community for Kitty’s Nightclub
Kitty’s Nightclub in Kircaldy has just re-opened following the building of an extension
and undergoing a complete re-fit. Located in the old Post Office building, which
it shares with
The Auld Post Hotel and the Thunder Road American Diner, Kitty’s now provides a stylish
venue with the latest in entertainment technology, including Community and Audica
sound systems installed by Livingston-based Images.
Barry Devine, General Manager of Images, headed up the design and installation team.
The main system is based around Community’s iBOX Series, chosen by Devine who had
first hand experience of its impressive capability having previously installed it
at Club Earth in Livingston.
The main dance floor mid/high system comprises six Community iBOX iHP1294, driven
by three QSC RMX4050 amplifiers. One Community SBS45 and two Community TLF 218s,
driven by two QSC RMX5050 amplifiers, supply powerful bass reinforcement and a further
six Community full-range STS26 systems driven by QSC RMX1850 amplifiers provide the
main room in-fill.
An XTA DP6i handles processing and control and the DJ booth houses a Formula Sound
FSM600 mixer and twin Pioneer CDJ1000 digital decks.
A striking glass-walled VIP room overlooks the main room and dance floor. With the
design and atmosphere of a stylish lounge bar, Devine proposed and installed an Audica
system. Again this choice was based on experience, having installed Audica in Rodeo’s
restaurant in Hamilton. To provide moderately high levels the system uses six Audica
MICROline loudspeakers. Signal processing for the MICROlines is provided by an Audica
MICROzone controller, which feeds a KIND MCX126 6-channel power amplifier. Bass extension
is provided by two 8-inch 100W Audica MICROsub active systems.
Many other features of Kitty’s show the latest technology, including an innovative
and impressive spirits dispensing system to speed up serving times at the bars, moving
head smoke machines, lasers and Griven lighting tiles on dance platforms. One feature,
however, also has interesting links to Kircaldy’s past. The main dance floor is made
from the latest high-tech linoleum, inlaid with the club’s logo; a link back to when
Kirkcaldy was the world’s largest producer of linoleum.