PA Case Study - Hardwick Hall DerbyshireAudio System
Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire: Audio System
Hardwick Hall’s newly developed Visitor Centre features a custom Audio Rack Build Design with Inter-M’s Audio Matrix system and Amplifiers
Client: Hardwick Hall
The National Trust’s historic Hardwick Hall has recently undergone a transformation of its Stableyard buildings to provide a ‘front of house’ welcome to the thousands of visitors attending each year; the development of a brand new Visitor Centre to provide information, retail and catering facilities.
The newly developed Visitor Centre provides a starting point for all visitors to the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall and, therefore, delivering a pleasant acoustic enviroment paired with clear information via the PA was paramount to the development’s audio system design.
Professional audio installers – Babble – were tasked with the project and, working in close partnership with their preferred AV suppliers technical services team, designed a fully integrated Public Address and Background Music rackbuild system to provide zoned coverage both in the Visitor Centre and redeveloped Stable Block.
The resulting audio rack provides Background Music (from an CD Player) and Voice Paging distributed to 4 separate zones using the InterM PX8000 8×8 Audio Matrix.
The Rack is powered by InterM QD-4240 Quad Amplifiers with signals being transmitted between buildings via a Audio-over-CAT5 cable Distribution System.