High Wycombe, UK (March 1, 2016)—Rush UK, a new trampoline park in High Wycombe, has plenty of activities for its visitors, from basketball to dodge ball to climbing challenges. Ensuring that everyone there can has a soundtrack for their fun, or can hear announcements as needed, is a sizable Martin Audio CDD (Coaxial Differential Dispersion) installation loudspeaker system.
AV integrators, Penguin Media Solutions, recommended this solution. Director of Operations, Dylan Thompson, noted, “This is a large industrial unit, and they wouldn’t have been able to get away with a few 100 V line ceiling speakers, or a poorly thought out system.” As a result Penguin has installed a CDD12 (12-inch) system—without the need for additional subs—in the main area.
“I had been itching to find an installation for the new CDD system since first hearing it in Frankfurt,” said Thompson. “The speakers cope admirably. “We have set them high up to allow clearance for the jumpers but have used bespoke brackets, mated with the standard fixing hardware.” Three CDD12 are suspended off the vertical RSJs, left and right sides of the room, with another six from the center verticals.
There are also five party zones, three downstairs and two up on the mezzanine. While two CDD8s play out background music from a C-Burn player in the coffee shop on the balcony and mezzanine area, a further pair service the two party rooms, which can combine with a press of the relevant button on the iPad. Under the mezzanine, four C6.8T 8-inch ceiling speakers handle background music and replay the soundtrack for a looped safety video, which all participants are required to view.
As for the signal flow they have installed a pair of BSS Soundweb London BLU-100s connected via the BLU-Link network. “This gives us 24 inputs and 16 outputs,” he says. Video distribution is via VoIP under master Crestron iPad control – which also provides the front-end interface for the Soundweb system.
Rush Trampoline Parks’ founder & chief operating officer, Sam Williams, was equally impressed with the Martin Audio pedigree. “The sound system is fantastic and we are really pleased with the quality of the sound,” she said. “It is especially effective on our Rush After Dark nights.”