The Inception Group’s Mrs Fogg’s Maritime Club & Distillery in London has recently installed a high-end professional sound system from audio brand Void Acoustics.
Located in the heart of London, Mrs Fogg’s is the sixth venue in the Mr Fogg’s collection, inspired by Aouda, Phileas Fogg’s Indian wife, in Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel, Around The World in 80 Days.
Styled as if aboard a Victorian steamer ship, guests enter the ground floor through the Maritime Club. Sound in this large bar and dining space is powered by six black Void Acoustics Air 8 passive, two-way, eight-inch surface mount loudspeakers and two Venu Bass low frequency enclosures.
The luxurious adjoining Rangoon Steamer room boasts four white Cyclone 55 dual five-inch, passive, surface mount loudspeakers, together with a Venu Bass, which are strategically positioned to create the perfect sound balance, while complementing the interior décor.
Below deck, in the bar and distillery, an intimate stage is powered by two Venu X low frequency enclosures, two Air 8, and two black Air Motions. The spherical shape of the Air Motion horns gives a modern-day nod to the Victorian gramophone of Phileas Fogg’s era.
Originally, these loudspeakers were not part of the design plan for this area. However, Guy Ayres, projects director for Diamond AV Ltd, knew they would be the perfect choice.
Guy explained that they would be well worth the investment to Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling, Inception Group’s founders, who, after seeing the Air Motions and understanding their sound quality, responded with “Oh my God! We have got to have those!”
The adjacent Engine room is equipped with two black Cyclone 55 loudspeakers, positioned to maximise the space within the fully operational gin distillery and cosy seating area.