What we did
We designed a comprehensive system and carefully specified each product to get the very best from the space. A Bose RoomMatch Utility RMU105 small-format sound reinforcement loudspeaker ensures high-quality foreground music, and features a Bose® EMB2 compression driver for mid-to-high frequency voicing. A single Bose MB12 bass module was also added to enhance the beat. Although we could have provided a woofer with full-range audio output, it would have been redundant for the studio dimensions and usage, and an unnecessary expense.
Low-level perimeter LED strips frame the studio space, and a 4m wide fixed-frame projector screen creates a cinematic vibe and inspires a sense of occasion. And what better occasion than a spin class featuring the latest and greatest best-in-class video content and performance metric analytics? The Wales National Velodrome is the first UK venue to invest in ICG® Connect, a revolutionary system designed to motivate and personalise the group cycle experience using individual in-class performance analysis, group competitions, and on-screen challenges that riders take on as a team.
With Hutchison-t’s proprietary iPad control, Velodrome instructors have total and intuitive control over the in-class audio and lights that they want to match with their rides. According to Newport Live’s Commercial Director, Andrea Hall: “Motivation is a big part of maintaining a good fitness regime, and having the ability to select tracks to suit the session is key… we have definitely seen attendance at both live and virtual sessions increase following the installation of the system.”