Martin Audio, UK
Middlesex Sound & Light
More than 70 CDD loudspeakers have been installed by Middlesex Sound & Light in London based Swingers Crazy Golf Club. Built around two nine-hole course, Swingers also consists of a dining area with street food, a two-tier Clubhouse and five bars.
MSL are just one of a number of integrators who have made the CDD their ‘go to’ solution since. Director Darrel Olivier says that after seeing the Swingers operation, he was excited by the prospect of equipping the quirky underground in Leadenhall Street with a full AV integration.
“We were asked to provide very high quality and evenly distributed audio system which could be ramped up for the night time trade,” states Olivier. While MSL have fitted 24 CDD8 speakers and a total of five CSX112 subs around the two golf courses it is for the Clubhouses that Olivier has reserved the most potent sound. Here he has placed four CDD8 and a powerful CSX212 sub for the DJs after dark, with a further four CDD6 in the Lower Clubhouse bar and 10 x CDD6 in the Upper Clubhouse on the mezzanine level.
Moving through the building MSL have specified four CDD6 in the Private Dining Room and six CDD8 in the general dining area. Elsewhere, there are a pair of CDD5 in Reception, four CDD6 in the Entrance, eight further CDD5 in ancillary areas.
The installers have also designed an intuitive series of pre-sets and routing commands programmed into the BSS DSP, with source select and global volume control. “We worked closely with the operations team at Swingers, to create different pre-sets for volume at different times of the day and because of the inherent reverberation in the building worked hard on the gain structure of the individual input channels to make sure we delivered the best sound. By installing so many CDD enclosures we were able to compensate for the challenging environment.”
Summing up, Darrel Olivier says: “We are massive Martin Audio fans. CDD works well, looks good, provides even coverage and represents exceptional value, while the variety of Martin Audio bracketry gives us enormous flexibility.”