Optimal Audio New for Old House

Located in Northampton, Old House bar and restaurant, a popular destination pub in the town for more than a decade, recently underwent a complete refurbishment. The venue comprises a ground-floor bar and spacious courtyard garden, where patrons can enjoy resident DJs, live performers and televised sport, whilst upstairs, its restaurant offers gastro-pub favourites in beautifully designed surroundings. To complement his investment in the Old House’s Timothy Oulton-designed interior, owner Sunny Kooner opted to upgrade its audio system to better meet the requirements of this multi-faceted venue.
Sunny contacted experienced AV specialist Cosmic Electronics of Harlow with a brief to design and supply a competitively-priced system that could deliver premium audio throughout the venue, whilst blending in with its carefully designed aesthetic. Cosmic recommended an Optimal Audio solution, as CEO Mark Damon explains:
“We were familiar with the venue as we’d installed its existing system more than ten years ago. There are some large spaces to cover, as well as a variety of uses. From background music in the dining areas to DJ sets and live sport in the downstairs areas, the venue was looking for warm, present, high quality audio throughout. We’ve carried out a number of recent installs with Optimal Audio products and been very impressed – this job was another very good fit for the brand.”

In the bar area, Cosmic installed twelve on-wall Cuboid 8 two-way, full-range, passive loudspeakers in combination with five discreetly positioned Sub 15 high-power, sub-bass loudspeakers. Twelve Cuboid 5 and three Sub 10 low-profile sub-bass loudspeakers took care of the orangery and private dining room, whilst the restaurant benefited from six Up 6 two-way, passive, full range ceiling speakers. A further six Up 6 units were installed in the WC areas.
Mark concludes:
“As well as sounding great, it was important that the loudspeakers were as stylish and discreet as possible so as not to intrude on the interior decor. The owner has a very keen eye for detail and was very impressed with the overall Optimal Audio package.”

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