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Yamaha console provides audio solution for Italian shopping centre

The new ‘Nave de Vero’ shopping centre has included a live performance area alongside its retail offering with a high quality Yamaha digital audio system.

The new Nave de Vero shopping centre has included a live performance area alongside its retail offering with a Yamaha digital audio system.

The shopping centre is located a short distance from Venice in the municipality of Marghera. It includes 115 stores, 15 dining outlets, mostly concentrated around the first floor Piazza de Vero. The Piazza also features a stage flown PA system for a wide variety of live entertainment.

Bologna-based Rokepo was chosen to supply the audio system, which includes a Yamaha CL3 digital mixing console and Rio3224-D i/o unit. The CL3 is fitted with an MY8AD24 interface for eight local analogue inputs, while an MTX5D matrix processor manages the routing of audio to the Piazza de Vero PA, as well as to the shopping centre’s zoned loudspeaker system.

“Nave de Vero is one of Italy’s best shopping centres, its intention is to focus more and more on live events to complement the retail experience. As it is currently the only one in Italy with a high-quality live audio system, there could be no compromise on the mix quality,” said Rokepo project manager Roberto Valentino.

While audio quality was important for both the customer experience and to help Piazza de Vero attract high calibre performers, the fact that Yamaha consoles are an industry standard was also a critical factor.

“They are always accepted by sound engineers, making it easier to promote Nave de Vero as a venue to artists,” commented Valentino.

Maintaining the fidelity of the audio throughout the system is also important to the system’s success, which is why Rokepo chose the MTX5D matrix processor.

“The MTX5D is remarkably flexible and its onboard Dante audio networking allowed it to slot seamlessly into the Nave de Vero system,” added Valentino. “Facilities like the Priority Ducker, Ambient Noise Compensator and onboard speaker processor mean it is ideally suited to shopping centres, yet it is very straightforward to program and delivers exceptional quality distributed sound.”