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Cerwin-Vega P-Series is the Secret Ingredient for the Batch at Cake Shop Music Venue

Cake Shop Live Music Venue recently upgraded its entire PA system with Cerwin-Vega’s new P-Series professional PA system and a CVM Mixer.

Previously employing an ageing system combining a mix of solutions from different manufacturers, Cake Shop sought a PA that’s better equipped to support the variety of Indie musicians and DJs who perform at the venue. Bearing this in mind, Cake Shop’s owners selected a Cerwin-Vega P-Series system for its ability to deliver consistent, powerful sound throughout the stage and audience areas, ensuring performers achieve the highest quality of sound possible, regardless of their music genre.

Controlled at front-of-house by a 16-channel Cerwin-Vega CVM Mixer, the setup includes seven P1500X two-way, bi-amped, full-range bass-reflex loudspeakers and four P1800SX-powered subwoofers. The P1800SX’s large woofer and amplifier offer the Cerwin-Vega-trademark high-level bass punch and extreme low-end response. The proprietary hemi-conical horn of the P1500X, meanwhile, gives the venue enhanced sound clarity over an even, wide coverage area.

“With the P-Series, the room’s sound is completely improved and we have a lot more control of the audio. The way the instruments and vocals are separated out, everything just sounds really good. With the P-Series, the audio doesn’t need to be blasting; it can be at a comfortable level and still make for an awesome show.” said Nick Bodor, co-owner of Cake Shop Live Music Venue and Record Store.

Primarily a live music venue, recent performances at Cake Shop have included the indie bands Literature and Jazz Butcher as well as touring bands from Wales and Montreal. Visitors on Friday or Saturday nights can also jam out with a variety of DJs who spin when the bands are between sets or have finished for the night. The venue also hosts underground comedy and reading series on weekdays and comedian Reggie Watts recently stopped by for a set, which is known to do on occasion. With a fully packed schedule and varying types of performances, Cake Shop needs gear that is both durable and versatile. As its P1500X can be used as a single loudspeaker for a small venue, set in pairs for a larger venue needing more coverage and SPL, or side mounted as a floor monitor for a band, the P-Series fulfils these requirements.
“Because we’re open seven days a week and we host a series of touring bands, our equipment takes a bit of a beating over time,” explained Nick. “With our previous system, our sound engineer was always soldering stuff, pulling out speakers and replacing them. It was a real miss-match of equipment, but he always made it work. With the P-Series, we no longer have to worry about swapping out gear to keep our consistent sound.”

The Cerwin-Vega P-Series delivers a new standard in power and bass punch, suited for any sound reinforcement application, from live performances to public speeches. The P1500X loudspeaker employs a 15-inch woofer and high-frequency compression driver, powered by a custom 1500W Class-D amp. The P1800SX powered subwoofer features an 18-inch woofer with a custom 2000W Class-D amp. Both pieces include a built-in mixer with I/O connections, allowing for simple and fast setup, while enhanced EQ, VEGA BASS boost and high-pass filters enable exact tuning and exceptional performance for any event.





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