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KV2 drops anchor at new lakeside beach club in southern Austria
Austria – Ibiza meets southern Styria: what started as a modest, seasonal bar on the shores of Lake Aldrian in Tillmitsch in southern Styria, has quickly developed into one of the region’s premier hotspots. Ankerpunkt is the vision of Leo Rath, a DJ and house legend in Austria, and his wife Manuela.
The magnificent beach club is now open all year round and boasts its own beach, a bar and restaurant along with lawns and terraces for lazy summer days. Naturally, music takes centre stage and accompanies guests throughout the day and right into the party night. "I am a DJ myself and the right sound for Ankerpunkt is an important concern for me," reports Leo Rath, who wanted to bring a touch of Rimini and Ibiza flair to Styria with his club. "After some research, I became aware of KV2's sound systems. The sound quality of KV2 just totally convinced me and I quickly realised, this is what I need for Ankerpunkt.”
No sooner said than done: the owner turned to event and club specialists Plusmusic Ibiza, who were also responsible for the sound of legendary hotspots such as Amnesia and Cova Santa in Ibiza. All systems integration was performed by Austrian AV experts, Happy Sound. The end result is impressive and brings with it concentrated sound power. For the main outdoor system alone, Plusmusic specified two SL412 tops together with eight VHD4.18 quad 18" subwoofer systems, while a pair of CS12s handle front-fill duties. Inside the main restaurant, there is a DJ stage equipped with a pair of SL412 tops and four ES2.6 high-output active subwoofers. The other restaurant areas feature a mix of EX6 and EX10 active speakers, complemented by EX1.2 subwoofers. Ankerpunkt’s guests also enjoy premium quality sound in the veranda, which features no less than 20 CUBE speakers, KV2’s most bijou offering to date but with astonishingly clean and powerful sound for its diminutive proportions. Low end is delivered by five ESD1.10s powered by five ESP1000 amplifiers.
Rich sound also accompanies the guests on the terrace and the spacious lawns: four ESD15 three-way passive loudspeakers with wide dispersion characteristics are in turn driven by two ESP1000 amplifiers. The equipment is completed by a pair of EX12s as DJ monitors. A total of 62 KV2 loudspeakers and several amplifiers adorn the popular party and relaxation location, which was finally reopened to the public in October 2021 after its remodelling. Gianluca Trevisan from Plusmusic AG in Switzerland reports on the success of the project: "Leo is overjoyed with the result. He knows he chose the right product!"
The Ankerpunkt is perfectly equipped for the coming summer season with KV2's sound systems; the anchor can be dropped!
15th March 2022
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