This project site at Tesco Banbury was under major refurbishment. Working through the primary project M&E contractors with the appointed engineering architect, we scaled our design solution to create a new audio system design. The specification for this project required audio distribution throughout the main retail store areas combining Public Address (PA) for staff and customer announcements as well as targeted background music for specific areas.
- Public Address (PA) / Tannoy
- Background Music (BGM)
- Mass Notification
Audio Specification & Technologies
- 100v line, high impedance
- IP Audio player
- IP / SIP telephony interface
Our design solution was based on traditional 100v line for primary distribution to speaker line circuits and loud speakers. Four audio zones were created to enable targeted audio – corresponding customer services and microphones were installed to enable zone selection for announcements. Multi-zone, multi-channel power amplifiers were installed to provide independent zone volume control. This design approach also provides improved resilience should one speaker zone and line fail, the remaining will continue functioning.
An IP / SIP telephony interface was installed to enable announcement and audio routing from telephones – providing additional location flexibility for users.
Many of the installed loudspeakers were positioned at a high level throughout the main retail shopping areas. Full frequency, 2-way music pendent ‘sphere’ speakers were installed to provide excellent audio quality reproduction and a wide distribution at ground / ear level.