The restaurant “Al Boschetto” (In the Grove, on the fringes of the town of Fondi, near Latina, is specialized in food and outdoor dancing summer evenings. However it also has close neighbours, making environmental noise protection just as important
After many problems with other systems, Yamaha provided the answer for the restaurant “Al Boschetto”. Before July 2017, in fact, relations with near neighbours had been a problem for the restaurant. The outdoor dining area and dance floor was popular with customers, but the generic sound systems used meant that there were frequent complaints from neighbouring residents about noise.
It was obvious that something had to change, so the restaurant contacted Remix Multimedia, a company based in Sperlonga, for help. What was needed was a high quality audio system with sonic impact, but tight control to keep the sound from escaping into the surrounding area as much as possible.
The solution was a Yamaha system which includes four truss-hung Installation Series IF2112/95 mid/high cabinets and three floor-mounted IS1118 subwoofers, powered by three PC9501N power amplifiers. A truss-hung DXR12, pointing at the DJ booth, provides monitoring and the whole system is controlled by an MTX3 matrix mixer and a DCP4V4S surface-mounted panel.
“For this open air space we needed passive subwoofers, so the IS1118s were selected for their excellent audio quality” – says Michele De Simone of Remix Multimedia, who installed the system. “We applied a delay using the speaker processor section of the MTX3, which cancels backwards directed energy from the outside subwoofers and increases the forward energy towards the customers. The IF2112/95s are pointed downwards from the 3,5m high truss to keep the acoustic energy within the dance area as much as possible. The crossover was also set at 120Hz instead of the standard 90Hz, to radiate less omnidirectional energy and deliver more from the subwoofers with their DSP-controlled pattern.”
And so, now, they are all satisfied: restaurant owners, customers and … neighbours!
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