Location: Munich - Germany
From all the loudspeaker developers I’ve talked to about BLITZ, the people from Void Acoustics were the ones pushing me in my dreams and going the extra mile in every aspect, in order to create the wonderful, outstanding, one-of-a-kind, custom-made sound system and acoustic space you can now experience at BLITZ.David Muallem
Blitz is a new dance club that recently opened in the Forum der Technik of Deutsches Museum – internationally renowned as the world’s largest science and technology museum of its kind. In creating the club, Blitz founder, record producer and resident DJ, David Muallem set out with the aim to “make Blitz a place of inclusion in a city where nightlife is mostly about exclusivity.” To bring his vision to life, David teamed up with his friends Branimir Peco, Robert Lorenz, Jisho Lang and Sandra Forster – all highly influential in continually setting new standards in Munich's nightlife scene.
With a total capacity of 600 people, Blitz is powered by one of the largest sound systems Void Acoustics has ever designed. The main room features a world first: a four-point custom Incubus sound system, with Air Vantage DJ monitors and four custom Stasys Phil speakers to complete the sonic experience. Meanwhile in the second room of the club, Air Vantage mid/high loudspeakers, a Nexus X and Q low frequency system, and Air Stream monitors further enrich the sound. Together with the Void sound system, the entire club interior has been meticulously designed to enhance the acoustics of the space.
For David, this Void-powered venue was something he had been thinking about long before he even had the opportunity to create a space for dancing. “It was always my dream to re-think the way most people install systems today, by starting to put most initial thoughts into acoustic space design. I’ve been working with Jörg Sandman from Event Integrator (Void’s distributor in Germany) for over a decade. From the moment BLITZ became a reality, having Sandman on board was an absolute must. He introduced me to Laurin Schafhausen and we instantly fell in love with one another’s vision of how sound makes you dance.”
As someone who has encountered countless people responding with ‘No way, you're crazy!’ when sharing his ideas throughout his life, David has welcomed meeting like-minded people with a desire to push the boundaries. “I’ve found the perfect partner with Void Acoustics, as the people behind it share this very important characteristic, challenging the status quo by making the undoable doable, thereby making my vision a reality. The Void team even designed a completely new product for Blitz - a fresh take on the bullet tweeter array idea that was made famous in New York in the ‘70s.”
According to David, collaborating with Void Acoustics was a winning partnership. “From all the loudspeaker developers I’ve talked to about BLITZ, the people from Void Acoustics were the ones pushing me in my dreams and going the extra mile in every aspect, in order to create the wonderful, outstanding, one-of-a-kind, custom-made sound system and acoustic space you can now experience at BLITZ.”
Mike Newman, Head of Sales at Void Acoustics, echoes David’s passion for this inspiring venture. "I first met David in late 2016 and was immediately struck by his outstanding vision for the club, as well as his no compromise attitude towards sound system specification. He communicated his vision with us and we worked with him to bring that to a reality for the opening in April 2017. It's a real honour that David chose Void for the project and we're looking forward to a long association with the premier Munich venue."