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December 8, 2008

9:30 Club upgrades sound system

seth hurwitzSeth Hurwitz (pictured) just made a good thing better. 

It's no secret: The 9:30 Club is one of the country's best live music clubs. It has some of the best sightlines, gets some of the best shows and sounds better than most clubs I've been in.

But that wasn't enough for Hurwitz, one of the club's co-owners. He recently oversaw a massive overhaul of the club's sound system, which included 20 new speakers and new mixing equipment.

"My production people found the best in the world and now we have it here at the 9:30 Club," Hurwitz said in a statement.

"I could have bought a small island for the same price -- they made sure I purchased the sound system instead."

I haven't been to the club since they made the upgrade, but I hear it sounds something like this.

(Photo by Monica Lopossay/Sun photographer)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:30 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Local music


Co-Owner? When did Seth take on a partner?

Jeff, as far as I know, Seth has always shared ownership of the club. I could be wrong about that part, but I'm certain he is a co-owner and not a sole owner.

What sort of sound system was it upgraded to?


That's a common misconception. Seth is the only oner of 9:30 or IMP, and has always been the only owner.

He had an operating partner (not owner or principal), but they split ways after Virgin went bellyup this year.

Seth is once again solo.

It was upgraded to a d&B audiotechnik "J-Series" system. Loud, Expensive, German.
If Rolls Royce made a sound system, this would be it!

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