Mary and Archie, Chorlton – Sound System

Sound system for the new Mary and Archie bar in Chorlton

mary and archie sound system

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

Tampopo sound system

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.

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.