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Eurogress venue goes with Yamaha for second upgrade

Yamaha digital mixers have once again been installed at the Eurogress Aachen convention and concert venue in Germany.

This follows a recent technical upgrade, which saw the venue install two Yamaha CL5 digital mixing consoles. The new desks proved so successful that five more Yamaha digital mixers have now been installed.

Eurogress Aachen is a major venue for business and entertainment in the German city, with three main halls and an array of breakout and meeting rooms. For the previous upgrade a Dante network was installed throughout the complex, with a Yamaha CL5 console and Rio3224-D I/O unit in the 1,700-capacity Europa and 430-capacity Brüssel halls.

Installed by Köln-based TEQSAS, the company has since been asked to add two Yamaha QL1 digital consoles, each with a Rio1608-D I/O unit, and three TF1s.

“The straightforward way of working with the CL5 consoles was the ‘door opener’ for us being asked to install further Yamaha products,” said TEQSAS technical director Rainer Laschet. “Because the Yamaha user interface is familiar across all of their consoles, and the products work together so seamlessly, by choosing the QL1s and TF1s, Eurogress staff knew that everything would communicate perfectly.

“It also provided an extremely flexible system, because the equipment can be interchanged between the different rooms, using local RJ45 connectors, or can be seamlessly combined to build large systems when necessary.”

With the Dante network installed at the time the CL5s were installed, the latest upgrade was a literal ‘plug and play’ solution, the new consoles being able to be put to work straight out of the box. Although they can be used anywhere on the Dante network, the three TF1 consoles are mainly used in the venue’s nine conference rooms. Each has a small audio setup of two or three microphones, a laptop connector and a videoconferencing link.