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Multi-Zoned Audio System for Rossington Hall Renovation
UK – Rossington Hall, a magnificent stately home of the 18th Century, originally named ‘Shooters Hill’ and located on the Great North Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire nears the completion of a complete restoration project. With plans to restore Rossington Hall to its former glory and having already created a wonderful wedding and events venue alongside a popular restaurant and hotel, the current owners of Rossington Hall also aim to add additional bedrooms to accommodate further guests.
Outside, the wonderful (and once hidden) Italian sunken gardens, a beautiful lily pond and rose gardens have all been re-discovered and brought back to life, whilst inside The Grand Staircase Entrance, The Drawing Room, The Library, The Dining Room and The Ballroom have been transformed into grand elegant spaces suitable for private dining, parties and celebrations.
In keeping with the sumptuous furnishings and beautiful decor, the owners called upon the services of Doncaster based business owner Alan Drabble and his company Scratch Music & Installation Ltd to design and install a discrete and complementary audio and lighting system.
“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”, commented Drabble.
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 easily 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 desired zones. A separate Cloud CX-163 Zone mixer installed in The Ballroom allows visiting /presenters/ bands/DJs to plug into the installed system for conferences, weddings, parties, etc.
In addition to the newly installed audio system Scratch Music & Installation installed a vibrant LED colour changing system in The Ballroom, providing additional ambience and scene setting abilities for events.
“Reliability, Flexibility and Usability were the key drivers to the audio system design implemented at Rossington Hall,” added Alan Drabble, “its 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.”
19th April 2016
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