The Terrace in Lymm has a new sound system

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The Terrace in Lymm is an established cafe serving up a selection of the finest food and drink. The owner required a discrete and distributed sound system to provide even background music throughout.

We proposed and installed the petite Audac ATEO2D speakers together with a two channel Apart Concept 1 amplifier. This system is to be extended in the future for a second audio zone local to the outdoor patio area.

 

NOVA Acoustic – Loudspeaker Systems

NOVA Acoustic

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We’re delighted to become a dealer of NOVA loudspeakers systems, amplifiers and controllers designed and manufactured in Pocking, Germany.

CRAAFT AUDIO GmbH is the roof of the brand NOVA (NOVACOUSTIC). With over 30 years experience they develop high performance audio products for the audio installation, cinema and audio rental markets. Their  products are typically used by bands and musicians, AV hire companies, Churches, Night Clubs, Stadiums etc.

Established high performance loudspeaker components are used in NOVA Acoustic products from BMS, B&C, Beyma, 18-SOUND and FAITAL as well as their own components.

Our favourite is the ELITE Live system comprising of four horn loaded 18 inch E18SUB subwoofers and two EH15 horn load mid top speakers, this can be supplied as a full system with or without NOVA amplifiers, rack, distro and crossover unit. The smaller ELITE EL26 and EL10 line array boxes can be stacked on top of the E18SUB in various combinations.

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Useful products for the installation market include the VISIO series ranging from small two way 8 inch cabinets to mighty double 18 inch sub woofers cabinets, ideal for bar and club installations.

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The above is just a small slice of the NOVA Acoustic range, for more products have a look for yourself at the Nova Acoustic website.

For more details, prices or to arrange a demo contact Hollowsphere AV on 0161 636 7547 or sales@hollowsphere.org

Hifi sound for your bar or cafe, using a DAC

Hifi Sound for your cafe or bar – using a DAC

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We are in the process of testing out outboard DACs on bar sound systems. It’s a little device that’s connected to your computer via USB, the audio cable is connected from the DAC to your amplifier. The digital to analogue conversion is done within the DAC which has superior circuitry as compared to the DAC within your computer. The theory is that this will result in an increase in sound quality as compared with the usual “plug it into the headphone socket” mode of operation. Were testing the Optoma Nuforce udac 3 as shown in the photo, will report back soon on the results.

Mary and Archie, Chorlton – Sound System

Sound system for the new Mary and Archie bar in Chorlton

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The popular Mary and Archie café – bar,  based on Burton Road Didsbury is to expand it’s business into a second venue in Chorlton, located on Manchester Road (opposite the old leisure centre).

Elli and Tom contacted us to provide a new sound system, to be designed for playing background music and to be used for DJ playback.

The installation will comprise of six Apart Mask 6 speakers with an Apart Revamp 2600 (running at 2 x 600 watts RMS into 4 ohms) with an Apart PM7400 MKII two zone mixer, a remote connection point for a DJ will be provided.

Plans for a future powered sub woofer are in the pipeline.

The new café – bar is due to open on Friday 19th February 2016, we wish Elli and Tom all the best with their new venue.

More pictures up here soon.

Tampopo Corn Exchange – New Sound System

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Kitchen sound in Tampopo

The refurbishment of Tampopo at the Corn Exchange in Manchester was a fantastic project to work on.

After consultation with David Fox of Tampopo, we designed the background music system to have four zones. These were split into three zones in the dining area and to keep the chefs happy, one zone in the kitchen.

Restaurant volume levels are adjusted by remote volume controls behind the bar with a separate control for the kitchen.

We supplied and installed 14 x Apart Mask 4BT’s in the restaurant with 2 x Apart Sub165s for bass, the kitchen has 4 x Apart CM20 ceiling speakers. Control is by a Cloud electronics Z4 MkII mixer, system is powered by a Cloud electronics CXV425 4 channel 100v power amplifier.

The toilets have a separate system comprising of an Apart Concept 1 amplifier and Apart Mask 4 speakers, the loo system continously plays a loop of the background sound in Bangkok Airport.

Check out Tampopo at this link.

New sound system for Pod in Levenshulme

New sound system in The Buttery at Pod – Manchester

The new owners of Pod contacted us to purchase a new background music system, with the capability to use it with a DJ during the evenings.

We agreed on the installation of 4 x Apart Mask 6 wall speakers in white, an Apart Sub165A and an Apart Concept 1 amplifier, sounds great with a happy customer.

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Volta, Didsbury – background music system

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As part of their expansion plans, VOLTA called on us to install a background music system in their newly refurbished upstairs room.

The owners who also own ELEKTRIK bar in Chorlton like to do this different, this is the same when it comes to their audio installations.

Keeping the retro feel in the front room, we installed the owner provided Mordaunt Short “Paegent” hifi speakers and to blend in the smaller room we opted for a pair of Apart Mask 4’s.

The whole system is powered by an Apart Concept 1 two zone amplifier with remote, volume levels are limited to protect the installation and to avoid any potential noise complaints.

Future plans are to distribute the audio from downstairs across two floors.

More details about VOLTA here.

Ezra and Gil, NQ, Manchester

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Background music system and Projector installation – Ezra and Gill – Manchester

The owners of Ezra and Gil contacted us to provide a background music system for their new café in the Northern Quarter, Manchester. Prior to providing a quotation we set up a demo of various speaker options at the café.

Following a meeting and a demo due to it’s small footprint, brilliant sound quality and unobtrusive design we agreed to go for the APart Audio Mask4T loudspeakers.

Apart Mask 4 speaker

Apart Mask 4 speaker

The installation comprises of 6 x APart Mask4T speakers and APart Concept 1 integrated 60 + 60 watt amplifier and one APart Sub165A powered subwoofer with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet to stream the café audio.

The amplifier volume settings are locked out to allow system preset volume minimum and maximum volume limits.

The system provide crystal clear sound throughout the café, the owners are very pleased with the installation.

More information about Apart Audio at this link.

In addition the sound system we’ve installed led pinspots over the counter and a “barista cam”.

The barista camera is mounted above the coffee machine, the image is shown on a NEC 3000 lumen  projector located in the entrance.