Los Angeles, CA (June 13, 2016)—Otium, a new restaurant in Los Angeles’ cultural corridor directly beside The Broad museum, features a variety of dining environments, tied together by audio powered by Powersoft Ottocanali amplifiers.
Los Angeles-based Fyxx Entertainment specified the audio, telephony, surveillance and IT systems for the restaurant. “Lately, we’ve been using Powersoft with speakers with Martin Audio—this combination works the best,” said Adrian De Pamphilis of Fyxx Entertainment. The rack, which is located in the restaurant office, includes three Powersoft Ottocanali 4K4s driving the audio for the entire facility. Each channel on the Ottocanali is capable of delivering 250 watts over 8 Ohms, and the systems design of the restaurant is set up into 16 zones—all controlled by the central rack unit.
“With the three Powersoft amplifiers, we have complete control of the audio for each area: the bar, dining rooms, kitchens, patio, entrance, hallways and the rest of the restaurant. The result is a cohesive system where patrons don’t perceive any dips or valleys in the audio coverage or sound pressure level. Early on, when the decision to have a stereo set up in the main areas of the restaurant was made, we knew that the 8 channels capabilities of the Ottocanali was the right and the only way to go” says Gabriel De Pamphilis.
The Fyxx team integrated 24 Martin Audio CDD5 surface-mounted speakers and 36 Martin C6.8T ceiling mounted speakers, coupled with four Martin Audio CXL112 B subwoofers for the interior areas. The speakers were placed in a symmetrical pattern. “It was a highly reflective acoustic environment, with square lines,” says Gabriel De Pamphilis. “We chose the CDD5 because of their wide dispersion pattern, and essentially put them all over the place.”
The subwoofers, along with the surface mounted speakers, were concealed in the ceiling and custom-made furniture so they would not be visible to patrons. In addition to the Martin Audio speakers, 8 QSC AD-S32T waterproof speakers were installed for the exterior patio area, along with three EAW SB 120zp waterproofed subwoofers.