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The Active Life Centre @Coxhoe is managed by local community group - Future Leisure in Coxhoe (FLiC). Their mission is to be a 'community hub' and to take a lead role in the development of new and improved sport, fitness, educational and social activities for the improvement of health and well being of the community.

The Brief

Universal AV Newcastle were approached by Melanie Adams, Centre Manager for the Active life centre@Coxhoe centre in Coxhoe, County Durham to provide high quality audio visual equipment for the regions first twenty one X-bike "virtual cycling ride studio".

As well as a cycling workout, this facility allows you to take part in a virtual ride as you watch a video of a cycle route projected onto a large screen, it could be a sedate and leisurely mountain track with fabulous views or a furious downhill adventure. It is aimed at all ages and all levels of experience.

The room also needed to provide audio visual facilities for a wide variety of different uses including a meeting room, exhibition space and a cinema club, while being easy to use for first time or occasional users. Good sound quality was an important requirement. Loud enough to fill the room with full range audio for the virtual cycling crowd while being easy to use for the different cycling instructors to connect their own Mp3 Players.

The Solution

Universal AV Newcastle designed and installed a Sound System from A-Part audio comprising Mask 4 Loudspeakers and Subwoofer, amplifier and pre-amplifier with radio microphone input and local audio mixing via a wall plate. A high light output Panasonic WXGA Projector was ceiling mounted and the wall space used as a projection screen. A DMX Controlled Led Lighting system provided a changing colour wash to provide dynamic impact to the room lighting.


"What we wanted to accomplish has been realised and we are very thrilled how this project has worked out. We are very happy with the service Universal AV have provided us, it's been a very quick, clean and tidy installation."

Melanie Adams, Centre Manager, Active Life Centre@Coxhoe.


Tech Spec

1 x A-Part PA240 Power Amplifier
1 x A-Part PCR3000R DAB/FM RDS Tuner
4 x A-Part Mask 6 Speakers
1 x A-Part SUBA 165 Subwoofer
1 x Panasonic PT-EW530E WXGA 4500 Lumen Projector
1 x Acme DMX Controller DP28340
1 x RGBW Colour LED Bar Light Effect 48 x 3 LEDs
1 x Extron MLC 52 RS MK MediaLink® Controller