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.
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.