Linq Bar & Restaurant, The Shelbourne Hotel

Beyond AV were asked to bring the space to life with unparalleled audio and lighting. For when the venue morphs from a chic restaurant into party central, there is a hi-quality JBL sound system comprising of four JBL AC18 compact series single 8 + horn plus two JBL MP418S subs, a powerful, self-amplified subwoofer in a compact bass reflex enclosure. The cabinet is built using 18mm plywood and durable tongue-and-groove construction techniques and is covered by DuraFlex for long-lasting service and reliability. A Crown XTI 4000 powers this neat yet powerful little system.

Over in the quieter side of Linq Bar a couple more JBL AC18 speakers are installed, powered by a Crown XTI 2000 amplifier. Two Pro Shop LED Mini PARs provide a soft fade of lighting in this area.

With all the hardware (amplifiers etc) locked three floors away in the basement it was important to have trouble free operation and precise control of this audio system. Three Nexia Digital Signal Processors control all the audio feeds in the hotel and distribute these to where they are required, with a Nexia PM series Processor dedicated to the Linq bar and local wall mounted remotes allow for easy selection of audio inputs and level control to the area required.

A custom portable console houses the DJs hardware, a Pioneer DJM800 mixer as well as two Pioneer CDJ100Mk3 CD players.

Dance floor lighting is supplied by two Studio Due Shark 150 moving heads. These small fixtures are big on performance and fast. Completely manufactured in light alloy and plastic material, the Shark150 is ideal for small-medium nightclubs supply a myriad of colours and effects. A custom made gobo of the Linq Bar & Resaurant logo has been made one for each of the Sharks and these are projected around the room. Two Geni Colour Changers add some more colour whilst an ELC wall mounted 12 button controller supplies an easy control option. A ceiling mounted NEC projector is available for use with a two metre wide screen.

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