Sports Centre Audio Installation
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PA Audio System Design & Installation
NAV were approached by long-term client The Media Group with a request to design and install a bespoke audio solution for indoor 5-A-Side Football venues in Birmingham & Swindon. Following a recent takeover, the owners of the venues decided to diversify their client-base and cater for a range of different scenarios for their football pitches & league programme, with a total of 10 pitches in Birmingham (spread across several halls) and 5 pitches in Swindon. Both existing sound systems were either broken or poorly implemented and required immediate upgrade to deliver background music and create the right ambience for the new client base. In addition, the system needed to be capable of functioning as a high-level foreground music system for large football tournaments and roller-derby’s, reproducing high-quality music & speech with excellent coverage for all areas.
In addition, the owners wanted ‘impact’ as customers walked into the venue and requested that the main entrance be placed on a separate audio zone, tying in with a newly installed projector and digital signage system, along with a further independent zone for the Bar area, where JBL Control 28-1 8” speakers have been deployed. The design allows for any of four sources to be routed to any zone desired and be controlled from a central location by non-technical staff; therefore it needed to be as simple to use as possible.
JBL’s purpose-designed AE Series was recommended — principally the AC2212/00 Compact 2-Way speaker, with 100° x 100° coverage, matched with JBL AC118S subs. Its specifications met the audio requirements, while providing the width of coverage necessary to cover much of the floor area — including three 3G pitches and four other pitches for the alternative five-a-side game over seven zones in Birmingham and four zones to include the arena, entrance and bar, in Swindon, where JBL AC599 speakers were also recommended to cover the four far pitches.
NAV used HARMAN’s latest HiQnet Audio Architect software for all required programming (including the Crown Amplifiers) making integration between devices seamless. Using Audio Architect, design of the control panel was simple and linked very easily to the BLU-100.
“Ultimately this led to two very successful installations and a very satisfied client, who commented on the systems excellent sound quality and its ease of use.”
BSS Blu-100, 12x8 Signal Processor with Blu Link
BSS Blu 8v2 Wall mounted system controller
BSS EC-8BV Wall Mounted system controller
AKG DST Paging Microphone
JBL AC2212/00 Speakers
JBL AC599 Speakers
JBL AC118S Passive Subwoofer
JBL Control 28-1 Speakers
Crown DCi4/300N Amplifiers
Crown DCi/600N Amplifiers
Crown DCi/1250N Amplifiers
Our Clients Comments
We like happy clients
‘Can I pass on my thanks to you, the install team and all involved in helping us set up for this year’s County
and Parliamentary Elections. The service and assistance offered by NAV is exceptional.’
Rushcliffe Borough Council
For many years NAV have been my go-to people and have always provided top class support.
Best locally, certainly, but in my experience I've never worked with better nationally or internationally.
Keith Daniell - The Media Group
‘Thank you for all your help and support in making our events such a success.
We really appreciate everything you do for us!’
Ebba Simpson – Linaro Events Manager
‘Please pass on my thanks to your team, the set-up and de-rig was very professional.’
Tom Foster - Business Development - Assurance Services
‘You are truly blessed with a team of professionals. I will have no hesitation in the future in recommending your company to others.’
Gerry O’Neil –Video Relay Customer
‘A big thank you, you were very professional and the event ran flawlessly. We would certainly use you again.’
John Island - Keep Fit Association.
‘Just a quick note to say thank you for all your help installing a projector & screen. The installers were excellent.’
Sandeep Gill – Nottingham University Hospitals
‘We had several companies tender quotes for the project but after meeting with all of them it was
NAV who inspired the most confidence and the end product has been brilliant.
Mark Dooley - Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
‘NAV provided the most competitive price and the correct solution for our needs. Their after sales service has been
great, and they have answered any questions we may have. I have no problems in recommending them.'
David Blount - Nuthall Methodist Church
'Your attention to detail both during filming and in the edit suite as well as an ability to correctly and expertly challenge a brief, ensures we get the best production value for our films. Your team are a pleasure to work with.'
Rebecca Muldoon - MCS Event Pro
‘I also wanted to say thanks to you and your team for the service. Everything worked perfectly and it was a huge help to have everything set up exactly as we wanted it, on time and with support on the end of the phone if needed!’
Natalie Stevenson - School of Medicine, QMC
‘We thank you for the wonderfully professional film, you have truly captured the spirit of the project, we are delighted!’
Paul Reid – Sunnybank House