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The newly refurbished South Melbourne pub, The Fleece has undergone a sensational facelift with a main sports bar that's decked out with plasma screens for sporting matches, lounge spaces as well as an upstairs rooftop deck and restaurant area.
Pulse AV was commissioned to design, supply and install a comprehensive audio visual system for the entire venue.
Wall-mounted DBX ZC-8 keypads located behind the bars are used to control the volume level and audio source in each zone.
Each zone is capable of having its own audio source and volume level regardless of what is being heard in any other zone.
JBL Control series speakers have been specified throughout the entire venue. A combination of Control24 and Control26 in-ceiling speakers are used throughout the venue.
These speakers feature speaker back-cans, which improve the mid-range audio and reduce the audio spill into adjacent audio zones.
Weatherproof surface-mount Control25AV speakers are included for Function Area 3, while compact JBL 8124 in-ceiling speakers are used in the toilets, corridors and upstairs foyer area.
Cabling for future subwoofers is included in the Main Bar and Function Area 1 and 2.
A wall-mounted controller located in the upstairs bar controls the power and source control for the upstairs Function Area 2 projector, as well as raising and lowering the projection screen.
Audio connection points are included in Function Areas 1 and 2, and are capable of having a CD player, laptop or iPod connected to them.
A wireless microphone is available for use in Function Area 2 and has a separate volume controller located in the upstairs bar.
The installed system provides high-quality audio and video throughout the venue while being extremely easy to use. The system is capable of being expanded at a later date, should the need arise.
Adam Dullens of Pulse Audio Visual commented that the trusty combination of JBL, Crown and DBX ensures that the system sounds great and is extremely easy to use.
The audio keypads behind the bars allow quick easy system adjustments by the staff without having to leave the room, so they can hear exactly what they are doing.
In order to keep the owners and managers happy, a maximum allowable audio level is set for the room. Once this is set, the staff cannot exceed this volume level, ensuring an appropriate audio level for the room and eliminating the risk of speakers being damaged by staff exceeding suitable volume levels.