Posts tagged Hi-fidelity
Sound-system development

Nerd alert!

We've added a little bit of sparkle to the sound-system this week. After a few dry runs our 1950's JBL 2310 lenses and 2309 throats have been fully installed and are ready to run. Weighing in at about 30 kilos a pair, these vintage classics from the world's original high-end specialist are something of a coup for the bar. Situated opposite Martin Hannett's old floor-standing Tannoy 12"s they create a quadrophonic effect, but we've elevated them onto custom made shelves and set filters on both to only playback frequencies over 800hz. What this means in simple terms is a better distribution of high frequency sound and much improved clarity that wraps you up warm from all angles.

Based on feedback from you, our guests, some had found a few of the booths (especially opposite the main speakers) a little loud. Well, now we are confident the listening experience will be improved throughout the space with more consistent and pleasant listening levels assured across all the seating areas :)

Record Store Day weekend

This weekend we have been granted a license extension in celebration of Record Store Day. For those of you that have been with us a while, you'll know that BTW began life as a second hand record fair; pooling some of the capitals' best 2nd hand sellers, stores & indie labels (Eglo, Wolf Music, Millionhands et cetera) under one al-fresco... canopy?

Vinyl Pimp were there with us at the offset so we're delighted to be collaborating again with their official RSD after-party. Long time favourite selector — Nic Tasker of NTS & Whities fame — will be indulging in some of his more off-piste bits of wax on our freshly ‘pimped' high-fidelity sound- system.

Open Friday and Saturday to 2am

Last table reservations at 10pm