Funktion-One rental partner, Audio Feed, won a mondo*dr award for the company’s standout installation at St Giles House.

Commenting on the win, Audio Feed’s Oz Jefferies said: “It is a fantastic honour for Audio Feed to win a mondo*dr award with Funktion-One. We are all incredibly grateful for mondo*dr’s
recognition and support. After attending the 2017 awards show, it was clear that this is the new
industry standard for excellence, so to be winning 12-months later is incredible. It makes all the late nights and hard work worthwhile.

“We overcame some of our biggest challenges installing into this building that dates back to the 14th century. There were many moments we thought it was going to get the better of us, but in the end – withthe unwavering support of The 12th Earl of Shaftesbury – we achieved an installation that really complements the space whilst remaining on the cutting edge of technology.

“These projects are only made possible when all the professionals in the chain work together, so this mondo*dr award truly belongs to every single person that worked on St Giles House from start to finish.”

Having already completed a successful Funktion-One installation in the Stone Hall at St. Giles House, Audio Feed was invited back by Nick Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, to create a subterranean club and music venue, complete with a world-class sound system.

Located in the stately home’s vaulted beer cellar space, there were a host of challenges to overcome, not least designing a system that could deliver optimum coverage, while maintaining Funktion-One’s globally renowned quality. The rooms unusual dimensions – 24m long, but only 2.5m high and 6m wide – made the most challenging acoustics that audio installer Audio Feed had ever experienced.

Thankfully, the team were able to turn to the master for advice, in the form of Funktion-One co-founder Tony Andrews. After assessing the space, Andrews created a system design that would hit that coverage-quality sweet spot.

Six Funktion-One Resolution 2SH skeletal speakers are suspended from the ceiling in three symmetrical pairs along the length of the room. Four Bass Reflex enclosures sit in front of the DJ booth – two BR-115s stacked atop two BR-121s – delivering a luxurious pounding depth to the mix. In the DJ booth, situated inside a giant repurposed 17 the century beer barrel that, according to legend, King Charles II hid in during the civil war, F-1201s provide monitors for a set mixed on the new PLAYdifferently Model 1 DJ mixer.

Completing the audio provision are two F-1201s in the adjacent bar area and, behind the scenes, processing from a Funktion-One X04, plus an amp rack comprising a MC2 E-475, MC2 E-60 and MC2 E-100, all running through a Formula Sound ZMR-80 zone controller, concluding an all British install.

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