Wet Republic, MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Wet Republic, MGM Grand, Las Vegas has always been known for large-scale entertainment. When Wet Republic opened its doors, MGM Grand made sure that their new pool would be able to handle large crowds and provide an exceptional experience when hosting large events. Wet Republic was instantly a tremendous success with guests enjoying the exceptional experience making it the go-to day party destination for world-class DJs and dedicated dancers alike. The venue underwent a major $3.574 million renovation in early 2020, which saw new audio-visual systems specified, designed, and installed by us, this included a new sound system, expanded DJ booth, and upgraded LED displays.
Wet Republic opened in 2008 and specialises in day life entertainment with a nightclub feel and thrives on the longevity of its success in a competitive market. It has long been identified as Vegas’ longest-running pool party and is an alluring venue made up of large saltwater pools, intimate dipping pools, daybeds, and party cabanas. It’s a privileged playground for partygoers, and celebrities alike. Wet Republic, MGM Grand, Las Vegas combines the best elements of Vegas nightlife with supreme poolside amenities to create the ultimate daytime party experience.
The poolside party metropolis was redesigned in an enthralling architectural and audio-visual style. The old systems were large and outdated and had to be replaced with innovative technology, this included a new sound system, bigger DJ booth area and enhanced LED displays.
Designed by Audiotek
The brief was to create an ‘unbelievable experience for guests’ that would continue to position the venue at the forefront of Vegas’ day club scene. The original sound system had been in place for over 10 years, and, from the beginning, we knew that a brand-new system comprising L-Acoustics products would be the perfect match for Wet Republic.
We used L-Acoustics’ modelling software to maximise the performance of the system. The location itself presented several challenges due to the highly residential surrounding area, which also included guest accommodation, so they had to be aware of sound spillage and disruption, while also ensuring maximum performance and atmosphere within the venue. By using the modelling software, we were able to maximise high-energy audio on the more crowded parts of the club, and, for the quieter, private cabana areas, L-Acoustics X Series infill cabinets were supplied to provide good-quality sound and atmosphere.
In the main area of the club, we installed 18 L-Acoustics KARAiW two-way line arrays positioned L-R, along with eight L-Acoustics KS28 subwoofers. In the VIP areas, six KARAiW loudspeakers were specified, and the cabana benefits from 10 L-Acoustics X8W two-way passive enclosures, as well as six L-Acoustics SB18iW subwoofers. Amplification came from six L-Acoustics LA12X amplifiers and four LA4X amplifiers. Pioneer Pro Audio DJ equipment is also used at the club, with one DJM900NX2 and four CDJ2000NX2s installed, along with two Shure wireless microphones.
Along with the venue’s sonic sound quality, an intricate cantilevered cube-shaped LED display was installed in the main pool area of the club, using products from Absen and Taylorleds. A video board is the backdrop of the venue and encapsulates the DJ, creating a portal into another world, with custom-designed content and blue hues that bounce off the pool. Prior to the 1,200 sq. ft Taylorleds P3 HD 4K IP outdoor video wall being installed, Wet Republic only had a standard flat LED screen that ran content throughout the day, the concept behind the cube construction was to create something unique and different to what people would see in other clubs. The panels can also be assembled to achieve a 3D corner, creating more outstanding effects.
Specialist AV Tech
“L-Acoustics is a great brand that we have been reassured by, in the quality and integrity of the support personnel, as well as in the design and robust sonic quality of its components and products. Quality, reliability, accuracy, build quality, and attention to detail were all key elements in L-Acoustics winning over the management team and earning their loyalty across seven international and headline venue projects in three continents.” Frank Murry, Founder, Audiotek
Absen and Taylorleds – Absen and Taylorleds products were chosen for their high-quality video screen technology and are brands that we always have faith in and each time audiences have been wowed by their amazing capabilities.”
The importance of excellent quality audio and video is more than apparent and cannot be underestimated. We have the expertise and the knowledge to bring these big-scale projects to life.
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