The City Social management team faced a number of issues relating to its audio provision and consulted with integrators Excite AV and the Application Team at Audiologic to help determine a practical way to overcome some tricky problems. The basic brief was to deliver a new background music system that could be used as a main system for DJ events.

The existing ceiling loudspeaker system suffered from uneven sound and coverage, with 100V line loudspeakers dotted only near the windows and above the bar. On busy nights as customers gathered on the dance floor, any lift in volume overpowered conversations in the peripheral areas, yet lacked sufficient dynamic range in the central dancefloor area. To overcome this problem, the venue had used larger suspended loudspeakers on DJ nights but the unique design of the building transmitted vibration to the floor below and had led to the installation of an inconvenient noise-limiter to avoid complaints from other users of the building.

Having taken account of the setting and its challenges, Audiologic and Excite AV recommended a QSC solution and arranged a demonstration of QSC loudspeakers at the manufacturer’s London demo room. Suitably impressed by what they heard, the support they received and the speed with which Audiologic was able to provide a quote, City Social went ahead with the design.

Excite AV installed six QSC AD-S6T surface-mounted loudspeakers, eight QSC AC-C6T high-quality ceiling-mounted loudspeakers and two QSC AD-81Tw ceiling-mounted subwoofers.