Once the basement of a sixth century ancient monastry, Club Mirò, which is located in the Italian city Bolzano-Bozen, has an interior replete with historic rock-cut architecture, unrendered stone walls and vaulted ceilings. As part of a recent audio upgrade to the centuries-old building, a new Yamaha active loudspeaker system has been installed.
In recent years, an annual survey by business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore on the quality of life in 107 Italian provinces has seen the medieval city of Bolzano-Bozen come top in 2012, 2010 and second in 2011.
The underground nightspot, which sits at the heart of the city centre, hosts a wide array of DJ nights, live music, parties and ‘ladies nights’.
The audio system needed to deliver high quality sound in comparatively small spaces, while coping with many hard, flat surfaces. Local installation company Audiotek selected Yamaha active loudspeakers for a zoned system which provides sound reinforcement throughout the 1000sqm venue, including the main dancefloor, VIP area, three bars and connecting areas.
The company specified 10 DXR15, six DXR12 and two DXR8, plus six DSR118W and three DXS15 subs. A DME24N digital mixing engine with MY8ADDA96 interface card is used for system EQ and as a matrix to control each of the four zones, allowing any area to enjoy the same – or different – music as any other.
“We chose Yamaha loudspeakers because of their excellent sound quality, their versatility, installation simplicity and a perfect price to quality ratio,” commented Audiotek’s Matteo Coppe. “The support from Yamaha Music Europe’s Italian branch was also excellent.”