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Yamaha Amps Up the Party at Bazzano Beach

Located in Sperlonga, Italy, the Bazzano Beach bar and restaurant now boasts an audio system that matches its party atmosphere, but also provides the delicate balance needed to keep all patrons happy.

CI Staff

Italy’s Bazzano Beach is getting into the summertime spirit thanks to the new installation of a Yamaha CIS audio system.

Summer is a time where sun-seekers across Europe will flock to the beach to relax and party, with Bazzano Beach hoping for the latter.

Located in the tourist resort of Sperlonga, between Roma and Napoli, Bazzano Beach is a bar and restaurant located on the beach that shares its name. This eatery and drinking establishment now boasts an audio system to match its party atmosphere.

The Yamaha CIS audio system comprises two main elements – fixed loudspeakers for the venue’s restaurant, terrace and the beach in front of the building, plus a movable dance system which covers a bigger area of the beach for special events. Those events include Spiaggia Italiana, which features DJ sets and live performances on Saturdays and on Sunday features a number of guest DJ sets.

Bazzano Beach has long complained that previous audio systems had never quite managed to achieve the delicate balance needed to keep all patrons happy, but the installation of a Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) series audio system has done just that.

“With previous systems, Bazzano Beach suffered with an inability to control the sound tightly enough and had dance system subwoofers which devastated the restaurant when they were at the right volume for the beach!” says Wouter ‘Tony’ Verkuijl of Yamaha Music Europe’s Italian branch.

The solution was a complete CIS audio system, supplied and installed by Sperlonga-based Remix Sound. Eight VXS8 and two VXS10S loudspeakers cover the restaurant, terrace and beach immediately in front of the building, driven by a pair of XMV4280 multi-channel power amplifiers.

The dance system comprises four active DSR215 full-range loudspeakers and six DXS18 subs. Uniquely for subs at this price point, the DSX18 features a cardioid mode which, when a pair is used, effectively decreases sound pressure at the sides and back, while increasing the output towards the front, where it is needed. An MGP12X mixer manages the input channels for DJ sets and live performance.

To provide maximum control, the system is divided into 11 zones and is controlled by an MTX5-D matrix processor.

The MTX5-D fulfils a number of roles – these include managing the remote control of the system via Yamaha’s Wireless DCP app, limiting the maximum volume of all loudspeakers and managing inputs from an RX-V577 AV receiver and an announcement microphone. Used for letting customers on the beach or terrace know that their table is ready, when this microphone is used the MTX5-D’s on-board ducker automatically reduces the volume of the music in all zones except the restaurant.

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The MTX5-D is also used to precisely control the on-board DSP of the DXS18s, complementing the loudspeakers cardioid mode and keeping unwanted bass frequencies to an absolute minimum behind and to the sides of the subs.  DCP1V4S and DCP4V4S wall-mounted controllers also provide instantly-accessible local volume and mute controls.

“The sound quality is very high in the restaurant, terrace and on the beach, with plenty of headroom,” says Remix Sound’s Riccardo de Simone.

“The DSR-based dance system is very powerful, but the control provided by the MTX5-D and cardioid placement of the subs means that the sound of the entire system is very well contained.

“Bazzano Beach’s owners are very happy with the significant improvement that Yamaha CIS has provided over its previous audio systems.”

This article was originally published on Commercial Integrator Europe.