The hi-dive, which opened in 2003, has become a Denver institution. Many current top-shelf local bands got their start at this intimate South Broadway bar, which sits smack-dab in the middle of the historic Baker neighborhood. Numerous touring bands have gone on to receive wide audiences along with national and international acclaim after gracing hi-dive’s modest stage. And even though a great deal of those groups can now easily fill places far larger, they still make it down to the hi-dive to perform regularly. Perhaps it’s because the sound is fantastic and because the club promotes local shows with the same vigor and enthusiasm as they would a national one.
If there is an award for “Best Rock Club,” “Best Independent Music Venue,” “Best Venue Other Than Red Rocks,” “Best Venue Owned By Musicians,” etc. in Denver then the hi-dive has more than likely won it.
The hi-dive stage is approximately 16 feet wide by 16 feet deep and is elevated 3 feet from the ground.
We have no in-house projector, but we do have a retractable 7′ × 9′ screen.
SOUND SYSTEM SPECS
8k watts program
Mains: 1 per side, stereo configuration
Production Services 3 way speaker cabinet,
each cabinet 2×15″, 1×10″, 1×2″, loaded with DAS components
Subs: mono configuration
6×18″, loaded with McCauley or B&C components
processors DBX Driverack PA
4 mixes from FOH
4 x Yamaha SM15V 2 way boxes (1×15, 1×1)
1 x drum monitor: B52 (2×15, 1×1)
Front of House (FOH):
Console: Soundcraft Impact 32 digital console
19 XLR channels from the stage to FOH
30 mono channels on console
4 monitor mixes to stage
4 built in Effects, gates and compressors on each channel
up to 16 outputs
2 x Shure SM58
4 x Shure Beta58A
2 x Shure Beta57A
3 x Shure SM57
1 x Shure Beta52
1 x Shure Beta56
2 x Audix D2 with drum clips
1 x Audix D4 with drum clip
1 x Audio Technica Pro25
4 x DI Whirlwind Director