Old House bar and restaurant
UK - Located in Northampton, Old House bar and restaurant, a popular destination pub in the town for more than a decade, recently underwent a complete refurbishment. The venue comprises a ground-floor bar and spacious courtyard garden, where patrons can enjoy resident DJs, live performers and televised sport, whilst upstairs, its restaurant offers gastro-pub favourites in beautifully designed surroundings.
To complement his investment in the Old House’s Timothy Oulton-designed interior, owner Sunny Kooner opted to upgrade its audio system to better meet the requirements of this multi-faceted venue.
Sunny contacted experienced AV specialist Cosmic Electronics of Harlow with a brief to design and supply a competitively-priced system that could deliver premium audio throughout the venue, whilst blending in with its carefully designed aesthetic. Cosmic recommended an Optimal Audio solution, as CEO Mark Damon explains:
“We were familiar with the venue as we’d installed its existing system more than ten years ago. There are some large spaces to cover, as well as a variety of uses. From background music in the dining areas to DJ sets and live sport in the downstairs areas, the venue was looking for warm, present, high-quality audio throughout. We’ve carried out a number of recent installs with Optimal Audio products and been very impressed - this job was another very good fit for the brand.”
In the bar area, Cosmic installed 12 on-wall Cuboid 8 two-way, full-range, passive loudspeakers in combination with five discreetly positioned Sub 15 high-power, sub-bass loudspeakers. Twelve Cuboid 5 and three Sub 10 low-profile sub-bass loudspeakers took care of the orangery and private dining room, whilst the restaurant benefited from six Up 6 two-way, passive, full range ceiling speakers. A further six Up 6 units were installed in the WC areas.
Mark concludes: “As well as sounding great, it was important that the loudspeakers were as stylish and discreet as possible so as not to intrude on the interior decor. The owner has a very keen eye for detail and was very impressed with the overall Optimal Audio package.”

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