Posts tagged sound-system
What's Good? w/ Tim Lawrence

Something a little special on tonight hosted by our good friends and Thursday night residents: Customs.

For one night only Tim Lawrence takes us on a one-deck, one mic journey through early 80s NYC to celebrate the launch of his new book, Life And Death On The New York Dance Floor.

If you’ve read Love Saves The Day or his wonderful biography of Arthur Russell, you’ll know why people were so excited about this release. Tim is also a co-founder of Lucky Cloud Sound System, who’ve been throwing loft parties with stunning sound long before “audiophile” was a London buzzword. Expect to hear some gems! 

Signed copies of the new book available on the night. Get down early to bag a seat and avoid disappointment: lord knows we've had enough of that already this week.

Artwork: Louie IJ // Copy: Customs & Alex

Sound-system development

Nerd alert!

We've added a little bit of sparkle to the sound-system this week. After a few dry runs our 1950's JBL 2310 lenses and 2309 throats have been fully installed and are ready to run. Weighing in at about 30 kilos a pair, these vintage classics from the world's original high-end specialist are something of a coup for the bar. Situated opposite Martin Hannett's old floor-standing Tannoy 12"s they create a quadrophonic effect, but we've elevated them onto custom made shelves and set filters on both to only playback frequencies over 800hz. What this means in simple terms is a better distribution of high frequency sound and much improved clarity that wraps you up warm from all angles.

Based on feedback from you, our guests, some had found a few of the booths (especially opposite the main speakers) a little loud. Well, now we are confident the listening experience will be improved throughout the space with more consistent and pleasant listening levels assured across all the seating areas :)