Harrow School of Gymnastics is based in Harrow near to the main Harrow Leisure Centre and Skate Park. The main gymnastics hall, offices, mezzanine and viewing areas were stripped out and completely refurbished. Our client required a new audio sound system installation to run various audio applications for their gymnast training, events and competitions. Working through the main project and buildings M&E contractor, our installation works were scheduled, installed and coordinated with other appointed trade specialists.
- Wireless Microphones (events, competitions and competitor ‘walk on’)
- Public Address (PA) / Tannoy
- Background Music (BGM)
Audio Specification & Technologies
- 100v line, including x-over ‘Subs’ for extended performance
- True diversity / wireless microphones
- Multi-audio source wall interface panels
- DAB Radio, USB and Bluetooth receiver
- Local wall inputs / audio source & events interface
The gymnastics facilities at the Harrow School of Gymnastics are provided within large purpose built building. There is a single gym hall, ‘zoned’ into technical and discipline related gymnastic areas. There is also a large mezzanine level with offices and large viewing area. Our scope for this project was to design an audio system to provide the required audio applications, with flexible audio routing and control during the different possible gymnastics activity (eg. training, events and competitions).
Our design solution for this project was carefully considered. To balance capability against overall cost and to simplify the user interface and control, a traditionally amplified, 100v line solution was specified and installed. Based on three audio zones, we installed separate local wall interface panels, enabling zone based control as required (eg coaching staff could work with gymnasts on a floor routine to music). DAB radio & Bluetooth receivers were installed into local wall interface panels (allowing coach and gymnast music control and selection). This was particularly important and useful for the gymnasts and their coaches for music based gymnastic routines. To provide additional audio performance for events and competitions, extended low level bass performance & specialist x-over subwoofers ‘subs’ were also installed.