Revamped Budapest venue equipped with Yamaha systems28 September 2011
A Yamaha M7CL-48ES console and SB168-ES stage boxes were supplied during a recent audio overhaul at leading Budapest cultural facility the RaM Colosseum.
The Yamaha equipment – to be used in the multi-purpose’s venue’s theatre space – was specified by pro-audio consultant Krisztian Varga (Audmax Kft), who worked in close conjunction with RaM Colosseum chief sound engineer Bertalan Kupcsik. It is being used as part of a flexible EtherSound deployment that allows the M7CL to be moved to different places, depending on the event taking place.
Varga recalled: “I suggested using the SB-168ES and EtherSound to ensure maximum sound quality and also to save on cabling costs. The RaM Colosseum hosts many international shows, with different engineers using the system on a daily basis, so having a console that is very rider-friendly was very important. All of these reasons made the M7CL the right choice. Bertalan was also adamant that Yamaha was the right solution – we didn’t actually look at consoles by other manufacturers.
“Because this is such a flagship venue for Budapest, the audio system had to complement the building’s many cutting-edge technical features and it does so extremely well. It is very flexible, the audio quality is excellent, and it’s very easy to use. The EtherSound network is really stable and engineers really like the M7CL. We also use the network to monitor the system wirelessly via Yamaha Studio Manager.”