In early 2014, Halogen Audio Ltd was approached to assist with the design of an audio system for a brand new purpose built day spa in Takapuna, Auckland.
The project was started using the architect’s plans and designing the audio plan off that. After numerous to’s and fro’s and plan changes the first stage started with cabling the entire place in mid-2014. Final fit-off was completed October 2015. This was a challenging build due to it being a full construction site for much of the installation period, as well as delays outside Halogen Audio’s control. Halogen Audio worked closely with the client and project manager to ensure that when the project was completed it was done to the client’s exacting standards, assisting with not only the audio aspect but also all video components, including projectors and client supplied TV Screens. Halogen Audio also assisted with the lighting design within the building. A paging system was installed after completion to allow each treatment room to be called individually if needed.
The final look of the spa was paramount to the client and all equipment needed to match with the client’s aesthetics. Most equipment had to be unobtrusive or otherwise hidden. The wall controllers in the treatment rooms are all either hidden in a cupboard or under a table, or where not possible placed in an unobtrusive corner out of direct line of sight. The reception counter was designed with a designated space for the amp rack so that all cabling could be run through the wall and exit directly underneath the counter out of sight.
The end design consisted of 11 separate zones:
8 x Zones consisting of 8 separate treatment rooms each controlled via a wall remote within the room allowing the occupants of each room to select either the common areas audio or their own input and control the volume.
3 x Zones consisting of the reception and waiting areas and the bathrooms all controlled from reception via the amp rack.
16 x QSC AD-C42T In-Ceiling Speakers
1 x Cloud ZMK3 8 Zone Mixer
8 x Cloud LM2A Line/Mic/Remote Mixer Module
1 x Cloud MA60-Media Mixer Amplifier w/media player
1 x QSC CX108V Contractor Amp
1 x Cloud PM12 Paging Microphone
1 x Hitachi DLP 3000 Ansi 1080p Projector
Client Supplied TV Screens