The Shelbourne is a hybrid venue comprised of four bars, a courtyard, lounge and the newly refurbished Linq Restaurant on the third level. Following a classy refurbishment, this third level venue has been launched as a stylish corporate lunch spot, known as Linq Bar & Restaurant. It’s an elegant space for networking indeed, with its fashionable brick feature walls, dark carpets, black tables and white couches. And of course there are fabulous harbour views panning over Cockle Bay Wharf, too.
Those familiar with that level pre-makeover won’t recognise the space. Textured walls, dark carpet and leather couches combine to create an immediately more comfortable room which is also available for parties and events in the evening.
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.
”Just like any JBL speakers these new AC range of speakers deliver perfect sound and high SPL when needed,” commented Angelo Andrews of Beyond AV.
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.