Lindisfarne Social Club
Lindisfarne Social Club

After many years of suffering with noise on their system and poor-quality audio, not to mention the endless battle against the phantom of the club that fiddles with the sound system, the Lindisfarne Club got in touch with Blaydon Communications Limited to provide a solution to their problems.

Based just a few miles outside of Newcastle City Centre the social club is the heart of the community. Providing social events and a great place to meet for the people of Wallsend and the North East as a whole.

Upon first assessment of the system it was obvious why they had problems. Easily accessible controls on old analogue equipment combined with an untidy mess of unbalanced low quality cabling meant the system was susceptible to both human and electrical interference.

As part of the initial assessment we worked with the client to determine what their end goal was to make sure our proposal would continue to meet their needs for years to come. Their needs were simple enough, they wanted a reliable, interference free system that could be used throughout the club in multiple rooms, and this was something we had provided many times before.

Our solution pulled together a number of manufacturers to get the desired outcome for system performance and ease of use.

The latest 2.4GHz wireless microphone systems were deployed in each room with the concert room, bar, and lounge all being provided with their own handheld microphone and receiving antennae to ensure perfect audio for the spoken word. Perfect for bingo use as the chance of audio dropping out was virtually eliminated, and for those of you that have played bingo in a social club we’re sure you’ll appreciate just how much trouble that can save!

Additional audio feeds into the system come from Sky decoders to allow sports commentary or music to be played over the system.

The routing of the audio is where things get complicated. The users wanted an easy method of being able to use the system in single room use or make any combinations of rooms the required. This included the routing of all microphones to either work into their own space, or to be broadcast to other areas too. Likewise with the sports commentary and music from the Sky decoder.