Monkey Bizness in Gosport

Monkey Bizness in Gosport is the fifth in the chain to upgrade their system through Old Barn Audio. These fun indoor play centres are ideal for children and adults alike and the Monkey Bizness family are spending lots of time ensuring they are a safe, fun and secure atmosphere for all.

As well as this, they want to be at the top of their game, which is why we are installing quality products, giving effective sound throughout.

Monkey Bizness in Gosport

Our guys are going in this Thursday for the start of the sound installation.

We will be installing:

We are excited to be a part of this project for Monkey Bizness in Gosport, as it is a real growing industry. Having already worked in Lewes, Sheffield, Hull and Southampton, we are excited to see which other venues this growing chain will be taking on.

If you have an entertainment centre of any kind and are looking for an effective and great sound within, then please get in touch. Either by calling us on 01892 752246emailing us or filling in the Enquiry Form.

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First Phase of Hockey Centre Completed

The first phase of the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre has now been completed, in good time for the 2018 Womens World Cup.

The east, south and west stands now have Martin Audio speakers installed, guaranteeing exceptional sound for all. 6 x 15″ IP56 weatherised speakers have been installed under the east cantilevered stand. For the south stand there have been 5 speakers and for the west there are 7. All 15″ speakers have been custom coated and mounted on fabricated 4.6 metre posts to extend sound coverage.

First Phase of Hockey Centre Completed

The weatherised speakers that Old Barn Audio have installed are of extremely high quality and will effectively cope with all weather conditions.

We have used over a mile of armoured cable laid, all contained in galvanised conduit.

The north stand has had extra seating installed, specifically for this great sporting event. Once the World Cup is over, we will be visiting the site once again, to complete phase 2 of the project and covering the complete stadium.

If you have a sporting stadium and are looking for an effective outdoor sound system then please get in touch with Old Barn Audio. Either by calling us on 01892 752246emailing us or filling in the Enquiry Form. We work throughout the UK as well as abroad, installing quality sound systems for many sporting venues.

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Karaoke Bar to Have A New Sound Installation

Old Barn Audio are just about to start working on a new project. We have had a request from a large karaoke bar to have a new sound installation. The install will consist of:

This is a 10 suite karaoke bar, based abroad. It is an immense amount of speakers and will create a great sound for each suite. We are shipping out the order and once cleared customs, we will be advising on cabling and positioning. Local workers will deal with all first fix and installation of the yokes. Old Barn Audio will then hang the speakers and amplifiers, test and commission the system.

This was the initial plan for each of the rooms. We originally included Martin Audio CDD12 speakers but the order has now been finalised with the larger CDD15s:


If you own an entertainment venue of any sort and want effective sound within, then please get in touch. Either by calling 01892 752246, contacting us by email or our contact form and someone will be in touch.

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New Testimonial For Church Sound System

It is always good to get great feedback. We always follow up with our clients, once an installation has been completed. This is the email we received upon completion of the new sound system for St Matthews Church in Blackmoor:

“In February 2018 Old Barn installed a new wireless Sound System with a hearing loop in St Matthew’s Church Blackmoor and Whitehill (a beautiful Victorian gothic church, designed by Waterhouse). I cannot recommend Old Barn highly enough-from start to finish they were professional, flexible and utterly charming.

They understood the specific requirements of our context, dealt with my personal anxieties about handling a wireless system with understanding, turned up on time on the right day, did a flawless installation and were excellent value for money.

The new sound system is working well and even the children who read at services can be heard clearly and well. The people of St Matthew’s are delighted and we will continue to use Old Barn for the next stage of our church improvements-a drop down screen and projector.”

Rev’d Alice Wood
Vicar of St Matthew’s Church Blackmoor and Whitehill, Hampshire

 

In total we installed:

If you are in charge of sound within your church and need an upgrade to your current church sound system, then please get in touch.  Either by calling 01892 752246emailing us or please fill in the contact form and someone will be in touch.

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Martin Audio O-Line Further Enhanced

Martin Audio’s O-Line micro line array has been further enhanced with additional levels of coverage, consistency and control. This is due to the incorporation of scalable resolution, driven by the new iKON amplifiers and updated display array optimisation software.

While a Martin Audio O-Line array can be driven using only one amplifier channel, it can now be combined with an iKON iK81 eight-channel amplifier with onboard DSP to independently control and power each individual enclosure. This new functionality is designed to unlock the full potential of the O-Line. It will help to refine coverage consistency and increase the ability to dial-out the influence of the room by accessing the company’s Display software.

“O-Line has been a tremendous servant to the company, not only for its prowess with challenging acoustic spaces, but also because it laid down the ground work for the development of MLA technology. It’s fitting that events have come full circle, and that recent developments of Wavefront Precision and iKON amplifiers, that borrow so much from MLA, have now enabled extra powers of coverage, consistency and control for O-Line — making it the definitive column micro array solution.” stated by Dom Harter, Managing Director

Please take a look at the full brochure for the Martin Audio O-Line

If you are interested in either buying or having a Martin Audio O-Line Line Array installed into your venue then please get in touch with Old Barn Audio. Either by calling us on (+44)1892 752246, by emailing us or filling in our contact form, then someone will get back in touch.

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St John’s Church, Dormansland

We are pleased to be starting this new and large project at St John’s The Evangelist Church in Dormansland. A full audio system and video system, in the Centenary room as well as the church.

In total, we will be installing:

Audio System

  • 1 x 500 sq. metre induction loop amplifier
  • 60 metres induction loop cable
  • 4 x Martin Audio CDD5 TX speakers in black (Nave)
  • 2 x Martin Audio CDD5 TX speakers in white (Chancel)
  • 1 x Short reach gooseneck microphones (lectern)
  • 1 x 240 watt 100-volt line power amplifier
  • 2 x local volume controls (Nave / chancel)
  • 1 x Midas 12 wi-fi audio mixer
  • 1 x 300 MBS wi-fi router
  • 4 x UHF radio systems with lapel microphones
  • 1 x UHF radio system with hand held microphone

The two existing black speakers mounted at height covering the centre Nave will be retained. All components shown above are high quality branded goods that have proven overtime to be reliable, robust and easy to operate.

Video System – Centenary Room

  • 1 x 58”/ 60” flat screen SMART TV
  • 1 x wall mount motion bracket for above
  • 1 x video input wall plate (DVD / laptop etc.)

The centenary room screen is a 58” / 60” model. The church would like to ensure they have the largest screen available for their budget, to give the parishioners the best possible experience.

Additions

  • 1 x Professional CD / media player
  • 1 x Apple iPad

Video System – Church

The PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) camera will be operated wirelessly using an app via the network we will install. Specific positions as desired will be programmed and activated via a mobile device. The projector cylinder will now be installed to the rear of the Chancel arch.

Video Components.

  • 1 x 4800 lumens Panasonic projector with offset facility
  • 1 x remote controlled 3M x 2.5M projector screen with winch
  • 1 x video connection plate for laptop / DVD / camera / audio etc.
  • 2 x 32” HD screens (chancel)
  • 2 x 32” HD screens (aisles)
  • 1 x 32” HD screen facing the pulpit
  • 1 x 2-way HDMI splitter for above
  • 5 x full motion brackets for 32” screens
  • 1 x 4 in 2 out HDMI video switcher
  • 5 x HDMI over CAT6 baluns (send / receive)

Video Camera

The position for the PTZ camera will be mounted at height and set to cover the chancel, pulpit, lectern and font. If a camera is required for security, the door must be covered by a fixed camera and a DVR (not included) added to record images. We have omitted the joystick controller as the camera is to be positioned wirelessly.

  • 1 x PTZ (pan- tilt – zoom) HD camera
  • 1 x video input wall plate (DVD / laptop etc.)

This is a large church audio and video installation and we have included all specification for the project, to show the size of the church as well as the job. If you have been tasked with finding an effective audio and/or video installation for your church then please get in touch with Old Barn Audio. Either by calling us on (+44)1892 752246, by emailing us or filling in our contact form, then someone will get back in touch. We have over 30 years experience with church sound systems and understand the approach needed with many period buildings such as these.

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Restaurant Sound Installation in Malta

Most of our work is in the UK. But quite often, we get a great project to work on abroad. We have worked on European installs as well as further afield in Africa, China and other worldwide venues. So when we received an enquiry about a restaurant sound installation in Malta, due to open in 2018, we thought it was an exciting project to be a part of.

This new restaurant is part of the Thirsty Group, based in London. The project is a large bar and restaurant, with many different zones, which is always an interesting challenge, to ensure that sound is well distributed throughout, in an easy to manage way.

Sound Installation

In total we will be installing:

Within the restaurant and bar, sound will be required in the entrance, lounge, private dining area, main dining area and stage, as well in the toilets. All will be controlled with a easy to use, handheld touchscreen tablet.

As sub-distributors of big name brands Martin Audio, Powersoft and Ohm, we only work with the highest quality products.

Stage Lighting

We will also be installing the stage lighting, including:

  • 4 x A-69 LED moving head lights
  • 8 x LED 21W RGBA Wash lights
  • 1 x Chamsys Pro Network Lighting Control System
  • 1 x ProHaze DMX
  • 1 x 8-Way DMX Splitter

If you have a nightclub or bar and restaurant, whether in the UK or abroad, then please get in touch. Either by calling us on (+44)1892 752246, by emailing us or filling in our contact form, then someone will get back in touch.

 

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Lee Valley Hockey Centre

As part of our ongoing partnership with the Lee Valley Trust, we are very proud to have been awarded the audio installation project at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. This will be completed in readiness for the upcoming and highly prestigious Women’s Hockey World Cup, commencing in July 2018.

Along with the Lee Valley Ice Centre, Athletics Centre and White Water Rafting Centre, we have received excellent testimonials and are excited to deliver a premier system to all 20,000 seats, within the stands and across the hockey stadium, once the project has been completed.

The Project

The East Stand currently has a cantilevered canopy. Old Barn Audio will be installing 6 off 15″ Martin Audio speakers, serving the stand seats and the uncovered seated areas to either side of the canopy.

The South Stand will have 5 Poles, fixed to the concrete floor and further supported by the existing fence. 5 off 15″ Martin Audio speakers will be mounted on the poles and arrayed to suit all seats.

We will then be installing the cabling required in the North and West Stands to accommodate the current seating, as well as a large additional temporary West Stand and another new area within the North Stand.

This project is to be completed in two phases for Old Barn Audio, with a further 7 and 5 speakers to be installed into the West and North Stands respectively, once the World Cup has finished. Due to a larger seating capacity necessary to accommodate the number of people who will be watching the World Cup, temporary seating and sound will be installed in the interim.

A total of 23 x Martin Audio 15″ outdoor stadium speakers will be installed for this hugely popular stadium, with bespoke mounting brackets and collars and a specially designed weather resistant outer coating. There will also be 6 Martin Audio M50 amplifiers, a 32 channel digital console, multiple UHF radio systems, plus all necessary electronics and Dante networking to effectively run the new outdoor sound system.

If you have a sporting stadium and are looking for an effective outdoor sound system then please get in touch with Old Barn Audio. Either by calling us on 01892 752246, emailing us or filling in the Enquiry Form. We work throughout the UK as well as abroad, installing quality sound systems for many sporting venues.

 

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The New SXH218 from Martin Audio

Martin Audio has this week announced the new subwoofer SXH218 to its Wavefront Precision line up. This new product is a hybrid passive subwoofer with two 4.5” coil 18” drivers. Its Hybrid® horn/reflex loading combines the acoustic efficiency and impact of bass horn technology, with the low frequency extension of a reflex design, enabling it to produce significantly higher output levels than a traditional reflex-loaded subwoofer.

The New SXH218 from Martin AudioThis new subwoofer has been dubbed as the “ideal companion for Martin Audio’s WPC optimised line array in low end heavy applications or high performance permanent installations”. It will be ideal for installation in nightclubs, theatres, stadiums, concert halls and arenas.

Martin Audio MD, Dom Harter commented: “The SXH218 looks destined to be the fastest selling subwoofer we’ve introduced in some time. We’ve already received significant pre-orders from a key rental partner in the US; it’s already been installed into a new nightclub in Miami, and we’re pretty confident that when we showcase the subwoofer at our UK Open Days in March to our European partners that we will sell out of our initial production runs.”

The subwoofer can achieve a max SPL of 148dB and is powered by either one channel of an iK42, or for full output a bridged pair of channels.

Please contact Old Barn Audio, either on 01892 752246, by emailing us or submitting an Enquiry Form, if you are interested in either purchasing the new Martin Audio SXH218 sub woofer.

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Set Space at Dalston

We have been proud to recently been working with the guys from SET. Based in Dalston, SET is an arts and community initiative, focused on the provision of project space and affordable artist studios in otherwise vacant property. SET projects presents an ongoing arts and educational programme of performances, exhibitions, talks, workshops and screenings and seeks to provide a platform for new, collaborative and experimental projects.

They also now have a new nightclub venue & the SET bar, where there will be a constant stream of live music and new talent.

On the 17th of February was their opening night, to celebrate the beginning, have a drink and listen to a line up of incredible musicians and DJ’s.

Such as COT
warmthness
DJ Forgets
Alpha Maid
Ectopia
Open Windows’s DJs
Esmé of Atata Records
Ben Vince
Ollie Tobin

In total, Old Barn Audio installed:

Working with Martin Audio and Crown, alongside other leading high quality brands, means we only use the best quality products.

This was an ideal project for Old Barn Audio as it really showcases what they are experts in. If you have a venue you want an effective sound system for, whether it is a nightclub, restaurant, bar, church, gymnasium or large events or sports venue then please get in touch. Either by calling 01892 752246, contacting us by email or our contact form and someone will be in touch.

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