Fulcrum Acoustic spins a new sound for the Record Archive
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:19
Record Archive has been a music and entertainment destination in Rochester, New
York since 1975. Offering the largest vinyl selection in the North East, the Archive
also sells cds and dvds, gifts, and vintage clothing and decor. To help support in-
store sales and generate new revenue, the Archive hosts live music and events in
its eclectic Backroom Lounge which features a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton, Velvet
Elvis (Velvis) paintings, mid-century modern furniture, a beer and wine bar, and
high-performance loudspeakers from Fulcrum Acoustic.
Record Archive's new event space required high-fidelity sound for a variety of
acoustic and moderately amplified bands. Compact, efficient loudspeakers were
also required to clean up the stage and improve the hearing condition for
"A major concern in our Backroom Lounge expansion was upgrading its PA which
was made up of speakers accumulated over time and stacked on the stage,"
explains Record Archive president Richard Storms. "Fulcrum loudspeakers provided
the quantum leap in sound quality we required for attracting top regional and
national acts, as well as new store customers."
The simple yet effective system consists of two Fulcrum CX1295 12 inch coaxial
loudspeakers whose proprietary design delivers consistent on- and off-axis
performance to evenly cover the room's seating area. On stage, three compact
FX896 coaxial vocal monitors allow performers to clearly distinguish their own voice
in the midst of others; a capability that helps the performers and minimizes monitor
mixing. A Sub118 direct-radiating subwoofer just off stage provides low frequency
punch and solid musicality for live, in-store performances.
"We've heard nothing but rave reviews on our new sound system," enthuses Record
Archive vice president Alayna Alderman. "The Backroom Lounge has been a huge
success and Fulcrum's speakers have helped make it the best sounding room in