Audio Professional Meets the Standards of The Rutland Hotel
The Rutland is a luxury 12 bedroom boutique hotel with restaurant, bar and exclusive
nightclub. Located at 1-3 Rutland Street, Edinburgh, the hotel is positioned in one
of the best locations in Edinburgh, at the fashionable West End of Princes Street
between the main shopping area and the busy Financial District, with superb views
of Edinburgh Castle.
The twelve individually designed guestrooms at The Rutland are the epitome of elegant
glamour and each comes with the latest in-room technology and entertainment. Each
bedroom is fitted with an Audica Professional MICROseries system, consisting of a
MICROzone amplifier/controller with two MICROdot ceiling loudspeakers in the bedroom,
a MICROdot in the bathroom and an Audica Professional WMR wall-mount remote in both
rooms. The WMR in the bedroom additionally has a 3.5mm jack socket for the connection
of PC, MP3 player or similar personal media player. There are also docks in the
rooms for directly connecting an iPod.
The Rutland’s restaurant boasts the best views of Edinburgh Castle and its stunning
interior offers a luxurious setting. The ambience is enhanced by Community CLOUD6
ceiling loudspeakers, powered by the new KIND KDX amplifiers. A similar system is
also used in the bar, but with additional bass reinforcement from four Audica Professional
MICROsub active subwoofers.
Situated in the basement is the hotel’s nightclub – The One Below. Inspired by the
lounge clubbing style favoured in cities such as New York and Paris, One Below at
The Rutland is as ‘luxe’ as it gets. Situated around the perimeter are twelve vaulted
booths, each individually designed and decked out in sumptuous jewel colours. The
sound system in the main body of the club consists of eighteen Audica Professional
MICROline loudspeakers, driven by InOut DA-480 amplifiers and reinforced for low
frequency by five Audica Professional MICROsubs.
The four VIP booths also have their own dedicated Audica Professional MICROseries
system for guests to listen to their own choice of music, with a MICROzone amplifier/controller
driving two MICROpoint on-wall loudspeakers. Like the guestroom facilities, visitors
are provided with a WMR wall-mount remote control with 3.5mm jack socket providing
input, source and level functions and additionally there is a dock for an iPod.
Completing the hotels approach to audio quality throughout, the main reception is
installed with a pair of Audica Professional MICROdot ceiling loudspeakers. A Cloud
Z8ii zone mixer is the hub of the system in public areas and each zone is fitted
with a Cloud LM1 module for local source and volume control as well as the ability
to connect additional local sources.
Style and quality were key aspects to the choice of loudspeakers at The Rutland.
The ultra-compact on-wall MICROpoint and MICROline loudspeakers have discreet modern
styling with unique integral fixing and the tiny MICROdot ceiling loudspeaker fits
a standard mini-spotlight 85mm cut-out – yet all three offer well extended bandwidth
down to 70Hz, critical for giving well-balanced sound when visitors are in close
proximity to ‘satellite’ loudspeakers or when a system is needed to be full-range
The Audica Professional, Community, InOut and Kind products were supplied by UK distributor
CUK Audio and the design and installation completed by Ayr-based Global Integrated