The Viper Room

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Artist: varios

Venue: indoor

Equipment Used

"The dBTechnologies VIO C12s didn’t disappoint, the installation was seamless and now the club sounds better than ever.”
Tommy Black [General Manager for The Viper Room]


The continual appeal of Viper's Room as an iconic venue can be attributed to its intimate environment matched with its impeccable sound, long powered by dBTechnologies VIO Series. Recently, the Viper Room doubled down on their commitment to unparalleled live sound and upgraded to VIO C12 loudspeakers.

Tommy Black, General Manager for The Viper Room, “dBTechnologies provide systems for much bigger venues, festivals, and tours, but they still make the time for us. They call, they check in, they come by, and they’re great with artists,” Black commented. “dBTechnologies gets customer service so they were the natural first choice for our upgrade.”
Don Bish, System Integrator, suggested the VIO C12s after using it successfully at outdoor festivals. “We figured that if the VIO series performed well at 20,000 attendee festivals they’d kill it at the Viper Room,” he commented. “But a night club is much different than an amphitheater so putting a powerful VIO speaker array into a space like this had to be done carefully. The dBTechnologies VIO C12s didn’t disappoint, the installation was seamless and now the club sounds better than ever.”

The Viper Room attributes the significantly upgraded sound they’ve achieved to the ability to contour the response of each individual VIO C12 box for the room’s unique acoustics.

“The Viper Room posed some challenges. It’s a smaller space, with low ceiling height and reflective surfaces. dBTechnologies Aurora Net software made a big difference,” Bish explains. “We were able to fine tune individual EQ and amplification power settings on each loudspeaker to get it perfect for the room…and the result is a seamless sound field with no boominess or harsh reflections.”

Performances through the Viper Room’s new VIO C12 sound system have included acts as varied as the Jonas Brothers, the Kid Laroi, Billy Joe Armstrong from Green Day, and even OTTTO and Bastardane, whose parents, members of Metallica, were seen in the audience. From the performing artists, to front of house engineers, to fans in the audience the response has been phenomenal.

“Night after night, we hear from the audience what an amazing sound the club has and managers and agencies frequently ask to spotlight their artists here,” commented Black. “Between the great sound provided by our dBTechnologies VIO C12 system and the cachet of the venue, it’s a winning combination.”

Black concludes that it’s the VIO C12’s ease of use and reliability that keeps the Viper Room loyal to the brand. “Our dBTechnologies VIO C12 system just works. It’s consistent, sounds great, and everyone who comes through here knows how to operate it,” says Black. “With the kind of talent we host, we’ve got a million things to think about, but it’s comforting to know that the sound system isn’t one of them. dBTechnologies is the type of company you want to stay loyal to.”