Northampton-based integrator Willow SoundVision recently fitted The Hippodrome Casino in London’s Leicester Square with over two hundred Community loudspeakers.
Formerly the Hippodrome Theatre, the new £40million casino is the brainchild of father and son duo Jimmy and Simon Thomas. The Hippodrome Casion blends theatrical history with contemporary, luxurious furnishings in a complex which comprises three floors of gaming with the main gaming floor based in the original 60ft theatre atrium. The venue also features a 180-seat cabaret theatre, a restaurant, four private dining rooms, five bars and a number of lounges and events spaces.
With around 40-networked zones, Willow SoundVision carefully selected every audio product to be the best solution for the building and the multi-purpose way it is used.
Willow installed 146 Community Distributed Design D4 ceiling loudspeakers, twenty-two DS5 surface mount loudspeakers and seven Community D10 ceiling Subs. These provide the main music and public address system for the gaming areas, restaurant, bars and event spaces. The system has been selected for its audio quality and high intelligibility above ambient noise levels. Well-controlled dispersion was also a critical factor in avoiding spill, as many zones are open to adjacent areas.
The facility has also been equipped with 14 Community VERIS 6T loudspeakers, six VERIS 26T loudspeakers and six VERIS 210S subwoofer for their powerful, high quality music ability in the lower ceiling height multi-purpose lounges. Symetrix SymNet provides the system networking and Media Technology Systems
PAG amplifiers power the Community loudspeakers. What’s more, custom control software by Willow SoundVision allows complete system control via mobile phones or iPads.