The first phase of the complex - a 60-store indoor shopping centre - has already opened, with the rest of the development set to come on-stream in the near future.
The audio system was designed and installed by Adriano Zigante and his company Alto Gradimento. The first phase features four audio zones utilising 12 Yamaha DME8o-C satellite units and 24 XM4080 four-channel power amplifiers, delivering sound to 120 S15 and S55 speakers installed throughout the walkways and circulation areas of the building. Music and announcement signals are fed from a master broadcast zone, which features the day's MP3 playlist on a playout server and feeds the audio signals to the three other zones via Cobranet. Each local DME zone then manages the XP power amps which feed the speakers.
In the future, the complex will feature a multipurpose hall based around Yamaha DME24N DMEs, Installation Series speakers and XP amplifiers.
"Retail developments can be acoustically challenging, but by working very closely with Adriano and his team we're ensuring that the Yamaha system provides quality audio which seamlessly complements the quality throughout the Mondovicino shopping experience," commented Sandro Chinellato, commercial audio application engineer at Yamaha Musica Italia.