Leading media programming, system design and installation company, tsg, has recently
installed a substantial Audica Professional audio system at The Farm restaurant and
pub in Solihull.
Stylishly converted and extended from an original old farmhouse, The Farm offers
a double-centred experience. The pub, known as The 'Inn at the Farm' is a place of
paired back simplicity, with a Scandinavian feel and comfortable chairs, serving
an extensive range of bottled or draught beers and cask ales. The Inn at the Farm
also serves a simple range of quality bar food.
The 'Food at the Farm' restaurant offers traditional dishes in a stunning, rugged
environment, comfortably seating around ninety people. A vaulted ceiling, exposed
beams, wine prison, rough hewn bark and steel drinks bar, and end grain oak floor
create a unique effect.
Nick Freeman of tsg explained the choice of the system, “Our programmed music services
were the initial requirement and starting point for The Farm, but how this was delivered
and the system's ease of use and aesthetics in the venue were equally important to
us and the client. Simple, continuous operation is catered for by our promedia hard
disk system. Aesthetics were obviously a key element for The Farm so we introduced
them to Audica Professional's MICROseries. Not only is this the most stylish and
discreet ultra-compact loudspeaker product available, but it can provide superb audio
quality for background music without the need for subs; a real bonus for style-conscious
venues in providing consistent full-range coverage with no large bass cabinets to
try and conceal”.
Two promedia hard disk systems were installed to provide programmed material as required
for the differing ambiance of the bar and the restaurant. Each promedia is fed to
a dedicated Audica MICROzone unit, which provides pre-amp and system control functions
and drives separate power amplification for the system. Covering both buildings,
the audio systems then use a total of twenty Audica Professional MICROpoint loudspeakers.
The MICROpoints were chosen in a black finish to merge against dark wood backgrounds
and complement the black finish of many of the decorative elements that are a feature
of the interior design of The Farm.