Kazbar Systems returns to Harbour Hotel and Spa Resort in Southampton to install a sound reinforcement and playback solution for ‘The Bow’ forward function room.
Ocean Village is a bustling modern development surrounding a yacht-filled marina on the River Itchen, Southampton. The stunning hotels and terrace bars sit alongside the prestigious Royal Southampton Yacht Club.
The ‘Bow’ is the Harbour Hotels‘ impressive first-floor event room, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, spectacular, sparkling chandeliers and panoramic views of the marina and Solent seascape.

Harbour Hotel Ocean Village The Bow

The Bow Harbour Hotels Function Room

The audio solution for The Bow is separated into three zones – the corridor approaching the Bow, a seated area and a large open plan space under the chandeliers. The space is used for a variety of applications including business meetings / conferences, launches, wedding receptions and parties.

Ocean Village The Bow Function Room

Audac ceiling speakers were installed to the open plan and corridor areas, with Electrovoice full range speakers located at opposite ends of the large open plan space.

Ocean Village function room ceiling speakers

In addition, an Apart media playback system was installed, with mobile phone connectivity (for background music), Sennheiser radio microphones for announcements / presentations, with a Cloud amplifier providing amplification and audio distribution allowing for different sources in of the each area.


“The Ocean Village development has transformed the harbor and surrounding area and it has been a pleasure seeing the transformation. I’ve worked with the Client’s technical team over several years to design and install audio systems that meet the demanding requirements of a modern Hotel, Spa and Resort, overcoming any challenges that have presented themselves. It’s great to see the Resort winning awards and I’m very proud that Kazbar has been involved.”

Gavin Miller
Director Kazbar Systems Ltd


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