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Life’s a beach for new Yamaha CIS installation

The Bazzano Beach bar and restaurant in Sperlonga, Italy, gets what it was longing for

Beach bars and restaurants’ open-plan layout can make it challenging to entertain those who want to drink and dance, while keeping other patrons – and the neighbours – happy.

Italy’s Bazzano Beach bar and restaurant, which is in the tourist resort of Sperlonga, between Rome and Naples, has used a Yamaha audio system to deal with the challenge.

Its 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 summer weekend events, including DJ sets and live performances on Saturdays and Session Sunday guest DJ sets.

Wouter ‘Tony’ Verkuijl, from Yamaha Music Europe’s Italy branch, said: “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”.

A CIS audio system was 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.

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

DCP1V4S and DCP4V4S wall-mounted controllers also provide instantly-accessible local volume and mute controls.

Remix Sound’s Riccardo de Simone said: “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.”