The Union League Club of New York City, US, where New York’s upper class are said to meet away from the bustle of urban life, now has an Ashly DSP driven audio network at the heart of its AV system.
AV integration firm Audio Production Services (Amawalk, New York) handled the AV refurbishment project at the exclusive club – a prerequisite of which was for new modern AV technology to feature prominently in certain areas of the club. Club members had requested video and audio in one of the large lounge spaces, the nearby coffee bar and some ancillary lounge spaces.
Driving the audio solution throughout the specified rooms is a Ashly ne24.24M Protea DSP Matrix Processor and an Ashly ne4250.70 network four-channel amplifier.
Inputs to the new system are many and include all manner of video feeds, wireless microphones for events, and iPod connectivity. Those inputs feed into an Ashly ne24.24M matrix processor, which handles all of the routing, mixing and equalisation. Audio Production Services biased the modular I/O of the ne24.24M to accommodate the huge number of inputs, reserving just four outputs to feed a four-channel Ashly ne4250.70 amplifier. Those four amplifier channels power 70-volt RCF ceiling speakers in four separate zones.
"I've used Ashly products on many previous installations," said Simon Nathan, president of Audio Production Services. "They are very flexible and easy to work with. In addition, they are reliable, which was critical for the Union League clubhouse. Ashly's Protea processing worked well with Key Digital's user interface technology and allowed us to give the staff an iPad that could control the new A/V system. In all, it was a straightforward design and an easy installation, and the client is happy with its sound and performance."