Boogie Nights, Atlantic City

The Challenge:

Boogie Nights, the retro ‘70s and ‘80s dance club inside Atlantic City’s Tropicana Casino and Resort, comprises a long space just off the casino floor with three sections, including a club area, a bar and a lounge. There is also a VIP area and a balcony area that performers and dancers can access. Since the club is, in essence, a transformation of a huge open space, it was a difficult room to fill evenly with audio. These factors made the installation process, in the words of the owner of Boogie Nights, very challenging.

The Solution:

Under the direction of the project team at New Jersey-based Starlite Productions, HARMAN’s JBL Marquis Dance Club Series loudspeakers were installed to deliver unprecedented fidelity, clarity and purity.

The system consists of JBL MD49 loudspeakers and MD7 dual 18-inch subwoofers suspended from the building structure, hung to cover the dance floor from all sides while providing stereo imaging from any dance area on the floor. There are also MD55 loudspeakers throughout the bar and lounge, with two of them flown over the stage for the DJ or talent monitors. All the speakers are powered by Crown Macro-Tech 12000i amplifiers, six Macro-Tech 5000i amplifiers, one CTS2000 amplifier and one CTS8200 amplifier.

The system also boasts two BSS audio processors: a BLU160 and a BLU320 handle audio routing, signal processing and speaker management throughout the space.

The Impact:

“We have a great relationship with HARMAN and knew the Marquis Dance Club Series would be perfect for this application. The Marquis Dance Club Series is setup for clubs. The super tweeters and the 4-way, quad-amplified configuration add great value and sound quality to these boxes, giving them exceptional clarity with loads of headroom. The Macro-Tech amplifiers are workhorses, and the CTS amplifiers get the job done well. This is known industry-wide and is the reason we continue to use them.” – Brandon Powell, Starlite Productions

HARMAN Products:


  • JBL MD49 High Power 4-Way Loudspeakers
  • JBL MD55 2-Way Full-Range Loudspeaker System
  • JBL MD7 Ultra Long Excursion High Power Dual 18” Subwoofers


  • Crown 12000i Amplifiers
  • Crown 5000i Amplifiers
  • Crown CTs 2000 Two-channel 1000w Power Amplifier
  • Crown CTs 8200 Eight-channel 200w Power Amplifier


  • Soundweb London BLU-160 Signal Processor
  • Soundweb London BLU-320 I/O Expander with Blu Link and CobraNet

Boogie Nights Atlantic City