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Panacea Installation

Published: Mon September 12, 2005  News Feed

This Turnkey project was to deliver and acoustcially excellent and astectically invisable audio system. The team - including Dave Fletcher, who produced all the cabinet work - set to work to design, specify and built a tailor-made system for Panacea. This involved embedding four speakers into each of Panacea’s structural pillars with a minimal extrusion to ensure the preservation and integrity of the interior design.

“The biggest issues we had were to produce even coverage at various listening levels and finding the audio solutions with the designers structural limitations was a massive challenge.”

Initially we supplied several samples of paintwork for the speaker grills to ensure an exact colour match and no degradation of the audio. Minute details included no bagding on the speaker grills and event white foam behind them. Each of the four speakers had to be literally manufactured inside each pillar. Panacea insisted there was no angle at all on the parts of the speakers protruding from the pillars, which made focussing the sound, particularly the mid-highs - interesting.

We solved this by building the compression drivers into the cabinet’s wooden housing, angled at 15 degrees downwards and on a pivot. This pivot allowed the drivers to be angled up to 40 degrees in each direction. The best angles were then selected when commissioning the system, to provide a smooth dispersion around the long, low ceilinged room.

There’s a total of 35 ADLIB AA61 speaker enclosures and 6 AA 15BP flat subs, the latter all dug into the floor below the seating, plus one dual hybrid version of the sub fitted under the stairs. There’s also a single 12” sub ensconced in the ceiling.

Panacea is divided into 3 audio zones – the bar, restaurant and the booth seating, and there’s three separate remote volume controls that can be operated by the managers. We also specified a Soundweb ‘Jellyfish’ controller at the DJ booth position, which is primarily for Panacea to insert thier own specific programmes.

The system is powered by Crown CE Series amplifiers. The background music source is a C-Burn MP3 system, and we also supplied the full DJ a set up, including Pioneer CDJ 1000s, and Allen & Heath Xone 62 mixer and Technics 1210 dex.

Panacea were incredibly pleased with the results and said \"they listened to what I needed, assessed the room thoroughly, worked alongside all others involved in the project, and delivered exactly the right system with exactly the right attitude. Their approach was scientific, they were helpful at every juncture and paid meticulous attention to detail.”

Dolphin Music Installations use Adlib Audio\'s expertise and guidance in all our installation work no matter how big of small. This is just another example of why we use Adlib Audio.

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