Audio Visual Installation in Manchester and the UK
If you need high-quality and reliable audio-visual equipment installed at your venue, gig, or event, then the team at Hollowsphere is ready to help. With decades of experience in the UK event industry, we’ve provided AV installation solutions to hundreds of clients from Manchester to London and all across the country.
Whether you’re looking for audio installs, lighting, or video, our team of AV experts are on-hand to deliver high-quality, reliable AV systems that work exactly as you need them to. Take a look at our AV installation services in the UK, including:
Background music systems (BGMs)
Club and live sound systems
Stage and DJ lighting
Projectors and Screen systems
HD TV’s and Display systems
Our customers include Ezra & Gill Cafe, Rudy’s Pizza, Rustik Cafe, YES, Soup Kitchen, Night & Day Cafe, Band on the Wall, Volta, Juan Sanchez Tapas Bar, Buxton Crescent and Spa, El Capo, all branches of Tampopo, Porter and Cole, The Drop Cafe and many more.
AV systems can be fully purchased or leased with a regular maintenance service contract.
Planning & Design
Following a meeting with you and one of our Sales Engineers to fully understand your audio-visual requirements, we will draft a proposal for you which will include a detailed quotation.
We carefully select the system components to match your requirements, taking into consideration reliability, ease of use/ maintenance and power consumption. Where applicable we will assess your existing electrical distribution network to ensure a healthy supply to your new AV equipment, free from service interruption. Once the proposals have been formulated our Engineer will discuss them with you to ensure your complete satisfaction. If you agree with our proposals and wish to proceed, we will send you a project plan outlining procurement, payment and installation time periods.
Our Engineers will provide you with an overview of how the audio-visual installation shall be completed, after thorough testing and set up we shall train your staff on how the equipment shall be operated. During the installation period, all our Engineers will use the appropriate PPE, working at height shall be in accordance with the HSE Working at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR). Operation & maintenance manuals shall be provided on completion of the project.
We carry the appropriate UK public liability insurance cover for all our AV installation work.
Once the installation is complete we can provide you with full maintenance support package to keep your AV equipment in the best condition it can be. Our maintenance activities include:
Lighting fixture cleaning and re-lamping
Lighting console programming and fixture personality updates
PAT testing and documentation
Equipment servicing & cleaning
Projector optical cleaning and re-lamping
Emergency call out service
During our initial meeting, we will assess what the sound system is to be used for, taking into account the space, SPL requirements, environmental considerations and your budget. We cater for the following sound system types:
Background music systems for bars, restaurants, pubs, shops, cafes and hotels.
Bar audio systems for bars with a busy night life and DJs.
Venue / Club audio systems that include large or multiple speakers and subwoofers with amplification and signal processing.
Church sound systems using discrete multiple column speakers which blend into the environment.
Outdoor loudspeaker systems for venues such as sports grounds and wildlife parks.
Public announcement systems in gyms and leisure centres.
With background music systems it’s essential that sound is distributed evenly throughout the venue, to do this we ensure the distribution of adequate small loudspeakers to avoid any audio deadspots. With retail or bar systems you may wish to consider splitting the sound system into controlled zones to allow you to adjust volume levels according to the usage of the space. We ensure correct amplifier selection according to sound system used to avoid amplifier “clipping”. Clipping occurs when an amplifier is overdriven, this causes distortion and will lead to eventual loudspeaker failure. Amplifiers and loudspeakers are selected from recognised major brands such as:
Void Acoustics, Electro-Voice, Dynacord, Cloud Electronics, Audac, Martin Audio, RCF and more
In addition to the above sound systems, we also provide microphones, stands, mixing consoles, monitors, DJ equipment, signal cables and induction loop equipment.
During our initial meeting, we will assess what the lighting system is to be used for, taking into account the space, lighting requirements, the existing electrical power supply, lighting rigging and as with any project, your budget. Where possible we will provide you with a low-energy consuming LED type solution.
We know that lighting is an essential part of the live music scene, your artist on stage has to be seen during your event We know that long-term installation of lighting systems in your venue will provide you with many benefits such as the following:
Customers will stay longer at a professionally illuminated venue.
If the customers stay longer, the venue will sell more food and drink.
Professional lighting will provide a memorable experience which means repeat business, bigger turnover.
When photographs are taken at live events, they look more dramatic which is good for the venue and artist, especially in an age where images are quickly uploaded to social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr. (on the flip side how many times do you see artists under dim and uninspiring lighting at venues?).
Often lighting systems are overlooked by venues, possibly because then venue owners believe that such systems are expensive to install, operate and maintain, this is a misconception. With the use of low running cost led technology, lamps can last up to 50,000 hours, from an operational perspective we can pre-program the systems to enable the customer to press programmed scene buttons. The installation cost is relatively low in comparison with venue sound systems, plus if they attract and retain customers, they will pay for themselves in a relatively short period of time. Led lighting technology can also be utilised on the exterior of a building to wash it in different colour schemes. Control can be via a simple desk, remote control or via a smartphone with an appropriate ethernet/ dmx interface. The above are just a few benefits of installing venue lighting.
Projectors, Screens & Video Equipment
We can provide all aspects of video equipment such as projectors and screens to multiple TVs and video mixers and splitting systems. We select the correct projector and screen combination for your requirements, plus we will ensure that both the screen and projector are safely installed and operates in the correct manner. Wall boxes can be provided for various video/ data connection methods.
We can also install TVs for office conference rooms and meeting spaces with multiple connection methods such as wireless, HDMI and VGA, to accommodate all scenarios.
Installs can also include equipment such as video splitting systems to display multiple sources on different screens and projectors. Hollowsphere can also provide and install LED Walls for large venues and spaces.
CCTV is one of the most useful tools in the UK for reducing crimes like theft and vandalism. CCTV also helps to protect your home, public spaces, and businesses. The effects of CCTV are clear when installed in city centres like Manchester and London, from the falling crime statistics. CCTV Incident recordings can prove invaluable as evidence for a conviction and assist with the recovery of possessions.
Our CCTV installers can advise you on any CCTV issue or system. Following this, our experts can install discreet or heavy-duty cameras on private property, businesses or warehousing. We can supply fixed, Pan, Tilt, or Zoom (PTZ) cameras. Our high-quality modern cameras from Qvis can give you greater options in remotely viewing your property.
All CCTV cameras installed by Hollowsphere can record onto a Digital Video Recorder (DVR). These can simultaneously record and display current camera images on a split screen monitor.
With all-in-one CCTV camera systems, you can help secure your home or property against any vandals or burglars. Our installers can also offer a large selection of realistic fake/dummy cameras to help deter any would-be criminals. These can be added to a new or existing CCTV security system to give the appearance of better security coverage.
Our professional systems can give visual and audio warnings if any camera detects motion. They will also automatically record images in zones where movement is detected. Whether your needs are an individual camera or a large fully networked CCTV system, Hollowsphere can provide that required service anywhere in the UK.
Book your next AV installation from Hollowshere AV
We know how important it is to get it right the first time when it comes to audio-visual equipment installation and set-up. We’re passionate about providing our customers with cutting-edge technology that works every time.
From small gigs to large venues and massive festivals, we love working with our clients across the UK to help them deliver memorable experiences to their customers. Got a question or want to book your next AV installation with Hollowsphere? Give us a call, email, or contact us on our website today.