Multi-zoned Cloud audio system specified for stately home refurb19 April 2016
Scratch Music & Installation has designed and installed a multi-zoned Cloud Electronic audio system for Rossington Hall. Located on the Great North Road in Doncaster, the 18th century stately home is currently being restored with wedding and events venues added alongside a restaurant and hotel.
Alan Drabble, Scratch Music and Installation owner commented: “We used a Cloud Z8 Venue Zone Mixer at the heart of the audio system, connected to an eight-channel Cloud CXA-850 amplifier, as this allowed us complete flexibility enabling us to route different audio sources and volume levels into each of the zones, in this case The Dining Room, The Drawing Room, The Library and The Conservatory.”
Strategically placed Cloud RSL-6 Source Selection and Volume Control Wall Plates were connected to the Cloud Z8 to allow staff in each zone to select the right audio source and volume levels required in each zone to reflect the ambience of the occasion and guests, without needing to return to the main system each time adjustments are required.
A localised source input plate in The Grand Staircase Entrance, routed to the Cloud Z8, allows audio from the grand piano, harp and visiting string ensembles to be fed into any of the zones. A separate Cloud CX-163 Zone mixer installed in The Ballroom allows visiting /presenters/bands/DJ’s to plug into the installed system for conferences, weddings, and parties.
In addition to the newly installed audio system Scratch Music & Installation fitted an LED colour changing system in The Ballroom, providing additional scene setting abilities for events.
“Reliability, flexibility and usability were the key drivers to the audio system design implemented at Rossington Hall,” added Drabble. “It’s important staff are able to operate the system easily, changing configuration readily as demands of the venue change during the course of normal working days, without needing to become audio experts to do so.”