As part of a £1million fit-out of an existing listed building in a prime city centre location, Lasan Group approached Sensory Audio Visual to design and install a music system which would provide ambience and a sense of style to this premium entertainment and eating destination. Venues like this can prove the most challenging but they are always the most rewarding when executed to perfection.

The city centre venue is separated into four naturally defined music zones, a ground floor restaurant, a private dining room, first floor bar with facilities for live entertainment and basement hall and toilets. Music in each zone is independently controlled thanks to conveniently positioned wall mounted volume and source controls. On the ground floor eighteen high performance loudspeakers hang from the ceiling to ensure even coverage at low volume but due to the restrictions of the Grade II listed building a custom made rig was installed to suspend the loudspeakers (and light fitting) from the ceiling, all complimented by two 12” subwoofers to add real warmth and depth to the sound.

The first floor boasts a stage for live music performances so a foreground music setup was required to achieve a high quality sound. Two high powered loudspeakers dominate the stage set supported by an 18” bass and four strategically placed loudspeakers to fill the rest of the room and create just the right atmosphere. In all the system delivers approximately 10,000 watts of music power.

The music is sourced from from a media player loaded with tunes from pre-agreed and carefully selected music genres to suit the venue’s theme and each of the music zones within the building. Playback is managed and updated remotely via a Managed Music Library System so there’s no burden on staff and, importantly, the music is appropriate to the desired ambiance.