Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) has fitted a multi-faceted audio system for the Todos a Cuba, a new bar and restaurant in the centre of Milan.
Located close to the Colonne di San Lorenzo, Milan’s iconic Roman ruin, Todos a Cuba was designed by Novara-based architects Archizero. Comprising a single level, L-shaped space, one side of the L accommodates the bar area and the other customer tables and seating. A two-zone audio system was specified for background music and a feed from a Sky TV decoder for live sport.
A range of Yamaha CIS products were used including a compact MA2030 mixer amplifier, PA2030 power amplifier, and eight VXC4 four-inch, full range ceiling loudspeakers.
Three VXC4s are installed in the bar area and five in the seating area, providing coverage throughout the venue. As well as the input from the Sky decoder, the MA2030 also receives audio from a Yamaha CD-N301 CD player with Spotify audio streaming. Source selection and control for the CD-N301 is by Yamaha’s NP Controller iPhone app, with overall system adjustment via a wall-mounted DCP1V4S controller.
“Archizero chose Yamaha CIS equipment because of its sound quality and flexible system design; plus the fact that Yamaha products have a great reputation for reliability and its excellent price-quality ratio,” said Nicola Zucchino of Yamaha Musica Italia.
“The bar owners are really impressed with the solution – the sound quality and coverage has exceeded their expectations and they really like the ability to remotely control the CD-N301 from an iPhone.”