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Trinidadian restaurant upgrades Electro-Voice audio solution

After previously investing in Electro-Voice for its original sound system, the Paprika Restaurant and Lounge in Trinidad opted for a more powerful Electro-Voice solution when the venue was revamped late last year.

The Paprika Restaurant and Lounge, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, has rounded off its newly renovated premises with a fresh sound system from the Electro-Voice ZX Series.

With the original system comprising Electro-Voice EVID loudspeaker system, the restaurant’s owners Gustavo Molina and Dr Gerard Farfan wanted to upgrade with the German brand.

Local systems integrator Streamline Systems was enlisted to install a simple, cost-effective audio solution that could deliver the necessary power for when the lounge transformed into a small nightclub. The company was also charged with providing lighting and video system for the new venue.

“The Electro-Voice ZX1i’s small footprint and clean sound was a perfect fit for the venue’s needs,” commented Michael Pereira, director of streamline solutions. “The challenge was to find subwoofers small enough to fit into the décor while keeping up with the ZX1i boxes. As luck would have it, Electro-Voice had just released the all-new self-powered ZXA1-sub. The small footprint and specs were a perfect match for the space.”

Electro-Voice Q66 amplifiers power the entire sound system, which is made up of Electro-Voice ZX1i 8in two-way full-range indoor and outdoor loudspeakers supplemented by a self-powered 12in ZXA1-subwoofer. Installation was said to be straight forward as the Steamline team used Electro-Voice’s simple mouting system – the QuickSAM mounting brackets.

The new Paprika Restaurant and Lounge opened at 15 Rust St, St Clair, Port-of-Spain on 5 December2012. Restaurant manager Jesus Ramirez says Paprika is a “unique place for people to have an experieInce like no other.” By design, Paprika gives patrons a chance “to feel out of Trinidad while in Trinidad.”