Sydney Audio Visual Consultants

Audio visual design and installation

Nowadays, sound equipment mounting and arrangements are quite advanced. There are many mounts that can be installed, different settings for adjustment, etc. 

We highly recommend that you reach out to us so we can give you the best recommendations when designing and installing your equipment, especially if you have a business open for public consumption (e.g. coffee nooks, home entertainment/appliance sales, hospitality operations, etc.). 

We consider design, audibility, cable management, and other effective optimisations so you can have the best sound and arrangements without spending more.

desiging sound should be structural

Your equipment should be showcased as much as your interior. Since you want to optimise sound stages and make the sound your customers hear as accurate as possible, you need a proper design before you buy and install your systems. It's simple, but not many business owners are well-versed in designing with audio hardware in mind. Like interior design, sound installations must be seen, appreciated, and part of the plan.

If you are still in the process of designing your interior, great! We can be there for you. But even if you've already installed most of your interior design, we can still have recommendations for retrofitting and such. 

When setting up your audio, here are some things you should consider:

  1. How many audio sources do you want? How many do you have?
  2. Do you need to isolate a specific "audio zone" for your store? 
  3. How much is your budget?
  4. Are there possible constraints or blockages where sound units cannot be installed?
  5. Are you planning for future audio upgrades?
  6. Are the source devices externally operated? Or do you plan on having them controlled via remote control?

Once you answer these questions, we can provide you with an actual floor plan which you can show to your designers, so they know where and how you'll install your audio equipment.

Some specifications should be considered while you design your audio system. Choosing equipment should be based on the following:

  1. Physical Appearance: Choose speakers or equipment that are aligned with your interior decor. Sometimes, unsightly speakers can look quite off for you and your customers.
  2. Acoustic Sensitivity: Different rooms require different equipment "firepower". Smaller rooms need smaller speakers, while outdoor settings need more power to fill the space.
  3. Controls: The positioning of the input/output devices should be open to IR reception. If you place your equipment behind walls, you'll need a clear path to operate them via a remote.
  4. Cable Management and Cleanliness: Specific equipment have cables and physical shapes that can be unsightly for guests and family members. You need to have proper cable management to prevent accidents, too.

You may always consult us for specific questions during your build process, and we'll be happy to respond. Just take note that before you buy any expensive tech, we highly recommend you connect with your audio visual experts first to avoid wasting your purchase.