Volume controlled speakers to aid blossoming relationships


By Amanda MacMillan

THE OWNERS of a new Edinburgh bar claim their speaker system could help blossoming relationships.

They say that in many bars and clubs the music can often be too loud, making it difficult talk to friends or try to chat up a new love interest.

But Hyde Out, opening in early November in the Edinburgh Quay area, claims to have found the solution, with a new sound system that can adjust volume levels by detecting the depth and number of people in the area.

Rory McWhirter, director of L.A White Leisure, the team behind Hyde Out, said: “The atmosphere of a bar is extremely important.

“If a bar doesn’t have the right atmosphere customers will not return.

“A big part of creating that atmosphere is having the right music – with the right music system to play it on.

“But everyone’s been to a place where they’ve complained that the music is too loud to talk – a big problem particularly when you are trying to chat up someone of the opposite sex.

“We think we’ve found the solution with our new sound system which is unlike anything else seen in the country – and who knows, we might even help start new relationships that have been doomed in other places.”

L.A White Leisure has invested in a series of top quality Bang and Olufsen products to provide the ultimate sound system.

The Beosound 9000 – located on the top floor’s east facing wall – features a row of six compact discs in a glass casing.

Active speakers will then project the purest sound possible, using innovative technology to automatically alter the sound to their environment.

Mr McWhirter added: “In everything we have done with Hyde Out we have strived to give our customers the highest quality possible and that hasn’t stopped with the music.

“With a reputation for quality that far exceeds any other company, Bang and Olufsen where the obvious choice for us and after testing out their product range we settled on the Beosound 9000 and the active speakers.


“It’s a fabulous design and will look pretty impressive when all in place. We really like how we have been able to match the colour and design of the speakers to our own design, enhancing it even further.

“Now all we need to do is choose some top quality music to play on it – although with a system as good as this even the most dodgy of songs would probably sound amazing.”

More information about the bar can be found by visiting their Facebook page www.facebook.com/HydeOutEdin and on Twitter www.twitter.com/HydeOutEdin

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