Cape May Winery takes pride in the quality of its 16 grape varieties. It also realizes that there are many varieties of sound that contribute to a great winery experience. That’s why it turned to integrator ACIR Professional to solve its myriad audio challenges with Yamaha Commercial Installations Solutions.
The Cape May, N.J., winery wanted to address audio for its tasting rooms, common areas, corporate events, functions and summery entertainment. As such, it required separate music and paging sources for seven different zone locations both indoors and outdoors, according to a Yamaha press release.
“The Yamaha CIS system was chosen for several reasons,” says Bobby Harper, VP of sales at ACIR Professional. “First, with CIS [Yamaha Commercial Installations Solutions], it’s one stop shopping: processor, amps, and speakers, all made by the same manufacturer. Second, the system was chosen for its flexibility and speaker quality.
“The winery needed zoned speakers that could be controlled by multiple users wirelessly. They have about five people on wireless DCP (iPhones) that are password protected for control of music in each zone. They also needed a preset capability to mute zones when they have bands that perform during the summer that need to tie into the system. The outdoor Yamaha speakers have a weatherproof IP35 and IPX3 rating, and both the indoor and outdoor speakers are all ‘voiced’ the same.”
ACIR Professional ended up providing a Yamaha system that includes an MTX3 processor, XMV8140 8-channel amplifier, a VXS8W 8-inch speaker for the Port Wine Cellar, a VXS8W 8-inch speaker for the Tap Room and two for the Barrel Room used for volume and coverage, two VS6W 6-inch speakers for coverage in the lobby, two VXS5W 5-inch IP35 rated speakers for outdoor direct for weather, and four VS6W 6-inch IPX3 rated speakers for outside under awning use.
“The Cape May Winery is very excited to have our new Yamaha system in place, says Shelley Rhoads, Cape May Winery manager. “We had limited capabilities with our existing system that only functioned in two of our seven spaces at the winery.
“ACIR was very thorough in their installation and was able to accommodate all of our sound needs. They also provided wireless control on our cell phones so we can remotely control all of the sound levels of the speakers as well as being able to turn off specific speakers. The Yamaha CIS System has increased the winery’s overall experience for our customers, and we are super happy with what it has to offer.”
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