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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hifi Sound for your cafe or bar – using a DAC
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.
Sound system for the new Mary and Archie bar in Chorlton
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.
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.