E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio Energizes the Atmosphere at Decades in the District of Columbia
Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Decades is a 15,000 square foot retro-themed nightclub with four floors of entertainment each influenced by a different era of music. Drawing from the inspiration acquired over a career spanning four decades promoting many of DC’s most storied nightspots: Echostage, Ultrabar, the Mayflower Club, Barcode, Soundcheck, and FUR to name just a few; Decades represents the epitome of owner/operator Antonis Karagounis’ efforts. As part of an extensive facility remodel, Decades recently upgraded its sound reinforcement capabilities with a newly installed audio system supplied by Randy White of Washington Music Center, one of the nation’s leading music retail stores and the preferred partner for E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio.
The Decades E11EVEN Sound installation took place in August and was placed into service
immediately upon completion. Since that time both customers and owner Antonis Karagounis report
being very impressed. “I can’t emphasize enough how important clear and natural sound is to nightclub
and fine dining environments,” Karagounis explained. “The music must be appealing, as this is a major
part of the ‘vibe’. Without quality sound—at appropriate levels—it’s too easy to alienate your customers.
Equally important, speech intelligibility is crucial because, if an announcement can’t be understood,
people get frustrated and start looking elsewhere. John Fiorito, Randy White, and Willy Rodriguez were
all very ‘hands on’ throughout the entire process and the results speak for themselves. I couldn’t be
happier. Decades is the result of many years in this industry, and it is my passion project. There’s a
reason I don’t trust anyone else to do this for me.”
Headquartered in Valencia, Spain and having additional offices in Miami, FL, and Singapore, DAS Audio is a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems, power amplification, and related audio processing equipment designed for professional touring and installed sound applications. DAS Audio equipment can be found on tour with the world’s greatest performing artists and housed in many prestigious stadiums, arenas, and other facilities worldwide.