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Tom Kerridge’s Bar & Grill

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Tom Kerridge’s Bar & Grill

London, UK.

At Kerridge’s Bar & Grill at Corinthia London just off London’s Embankment you can expect an outstanding culinary experience from Tom Kerridge and his team and an auditory experience to match, thanks to a K-array speaker system that delivers dynamic sounds and looks the part in equal measure.

Industry: Hospitality

Audio Visual Integrator: AT&C Professional Systems

Brief: To upgrade and modernise the sound systems, which at the time consisted mainly of ceiling speakers that struggled to project effectively from the seven-metre high ceiling.

 

Challenges

To build an audio solution that would project effectively from the seven-metre high ceiling providing full frequency response and strong dynamic range.

Having assessed the restrictions on ceiling height and cable runs, we decided that although Kerridge’s is essentially one large space to treat the room as two separate areas to allow for quite different sound level requirements.

AT&C’s Richard Newman on audio challenges: “The ceiling height was a major challenge, it can get quite echoey in the room and the previous speaker system wasn’t able to overcome that, being so far away from the listeners. Our solution was much more of a near-field approach, using both K-array’s sub-compact line arrays and small point source speakers, and that has made everything much more controlled and intelligible.”

The Solution

Python-KP102 line arrays in black are fitted to the dark timber panelling at the left and right of the back wall of the bar creating an upbeat ambience, covering all of the bar area and providing mid and high frequencies down most of the restaurant area. These are supplemented with a pair of Thunder-KMT18 18-inch subwoofers which provide the capability for that part of the system to go up a few notches in level when required.

The lower SPL restaurant area is covered by four Domino-KF26 full range point source speakers located on the window bar returns, filling in the frequencies that begin to tail off with distance from the bar area. Two Rumble-KU26 dual six-inch low frequency speakers are fitted within the restaurant fixed seating. With the majority of the low frequencies coming from the bar area subs, no additional subwoofers were needed in the restaurant.

The entire system runs from a single Kommander KA24 4-channel amplifier situated along with the control equipment in a wall-mounted rack in the cloakroom.

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Loudspeaker installation Guildford Cathedral

 “I’m really pleased with the way the K-array systems have improved the overall quality. It sounds awesome, and it can go pretty loud for those party occasions that demand a bit more energy and SPL. I can’t think of another speaker brand that would be capable of fulfilling the brief both acoustically and visually.”

 

Richard Newman, Director, AT&C Professional Systems

Guildford Cathedral Speaker Installation

“Our solution to the ceiling height challenge was a near-field approach combining K-array’s sub-compact line arrays with small point source speakers, and that has made everything much more controlled and intelligible.”

 

Richard Newman, Director, AT&C Professional Systems

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