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Sound systems are essential to the dance music experience. Though clearly a science, audio engineering and invention is also a form of art. Many of us are driven by a passion for sound, as the reality that we hear in sound unites us at nightclubs and festivals around the world. Several significant factors are involved in the installation and customization process, including how individual venues should be acoustically treated by speaker placement, which components produce which frequencies, high fidelity and transparency, and most importantly, when the sound will hit the crowd. As Dave Gunness, the mastermind behind Fulcrum Acoustics stated in an interview, “There’s an awful lot of art in speaker design. It isn’t a purely technical pursuit.” The complex understanding of how loudspeaker systems are designed and built is extensively detailed, and it is important to be familiar with the top sound systems that are dedicated to delivering quality sound at top nightclubs around the world.

Fulcrum Acoustics


Nightclubs: XS Las Vegas, Surrender Las Vegas, Light Las Vegas, Bardot Hollywood, and more.

Founded in 2008 by audiophile Dave Gunness, Fulcrum Acoustics manufactures audio ingenuity for the hottest nightclubs in Vegas, LA and Singapore. The system, designed and installed by John Lyons Systems of Hollywood, overcomes common speaker limitations by advanced digital signal processing (DSP) innovative components. Fulcrum components are designed for various spaces to complement a venue’s architectural style all while providing unmatched clarity, even in the smallest enclosures. The loudspeaker system is equipped to sustain outdoor environments as well, such as The Light at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, which utilizes 50 Fulcrum Acoustic Prophile S loudspeakers to provide nightclub quality sound to pool visitors.

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