Established in 2000, YoungCapital has grown to be the largest recruitment agency for young people in the Netherlands, with 1.300 employees at 35 locations, including two in Germany. The company’s headquarters has recently been completely updated, including the installation of a Yamaha networked audio system.
YoungCapital’s headquarters is in a large block in the town of Hoofddorp. With 350 staff, it has grown to almost fill the building. In 2018 it started a major project to update the facilities, including renovating and redecorating the spaces with a modern look. At the same time the audio system was completely renewed, with the specific aim of installing one that would satisfy the company’s young adult demographic. The system had to cover the reception area, restaurant, a meeting space, an “urban” environment (with moveable walls to create one large room, two medium rooms or four small ones), a gym, outside terrace and nine restroom areas.
The company’s needs included online streaming music sources, local inputs at various locations, ease of use and the ability to easily expand the system for new applications. It was also specified that there must be background music in all restroom areas!
Was therefore designed a zoned system around the Yamaha MRX7-D matrix processor, amplifiers, speakers and a Dante network, which would make it possible to easily expand with additional hardware.
Three remotely-controlled WXAD-10 wireless streaming adaptors feed music to every zone, with a fourth unit feeding only the gym. Here a WiFi access point allows users to choose their own selection of music. The “urban” environment includes additional AUX inputs for laptops or other external audio devices, while the reception and restaurant areas have inputs for a laptop presentation or DJ to plug in to the system.
Sound quality is guaranteed in all environments, although very different from each other, from Yamaha’s increasing range of ceiling and surface mounted installation loudspeakers, with the entire system controlled by five DCP series digital control panels and the Wireless DCP app. These make it very easy for users to control the system. With the company’s age demographic in mind, there is a ‘party-mode’ preset to relay DJ sets throughout the building.
In short, it’s a very versatile system, able to deliver a range of source audio and the full dynamic range of the EDM favoured by many of YoungCapital’s staff and clients to any area, including the outside terrace. And that’s not all: given the growth of YoungCapital, the future expansion of the system is guaranteed!
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