While the d├ęcor could be described as minimal, the audio package is all encompassing
UK - With its installation and rental arms constantly in simultaneous swing, it's not always easy to keep tabs on developments at Sound Services. The London-based audio specialist and Funktion-One partner is behind some of the coolest events and venues that the UK capital has to offer. Its latest installation endeavour is Beagle in Hoxton.

Situated within a stone's throw of Hoxton tube station, Beagle houses a restaurant, which is flanked by a spacious bar and daytime coffee shop. While the décor could be described as minimal, its audio package is all encompassing.

The system utilises Funktion-One F101 speaker, a range that has recently been bolstered by the addition of the F1201 - now the largest in the series.

Beagle's director, Kieran Clancy, comments, "Being club promoters as well as restaurateurs, sound quality is incredibly important to us, and we think that is something that is too often overlooked by restaurants and bars. For us it's just as important as the rest of the fit out.

"Funktion-One was the only option in our minds - we've used F101s at several events and always been surprised by their output. We're getting great feedback all the time for the incredible sound quality at Beagle."

Beagle represents the tip of the iceberg of what has been an extremely productive period for Sound Services. The company has installed new Funktion-One solutions at a stack of vibrant venues, including Basing House, Queen of Hoxton, Birthdays in Dalston, Old Blue Last, Dukes and Dalston Supertsore's Dance Tunnel.

Reflecting on that period, Sound Services' technical director Rich Cufley said, "When you look back at everything we've done, and I include the rental jobs in there, it's quite amazing. We haven't stopped.

"With Funktion-One, we've got an incredible range of products that allow us to take on a huge variety of different projects. And no matter which speaker we specify, we know it's going to have unrivalled sonic performance and a standout level of quality."

(Jim Evans)

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