23.04.09

G8 leaders get Yamaha audio system

AUTHOR: Inavate

Located on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, the town of Arzachena is a regional administrative centre near Costa Smeralda, the venue for the upcoming G8 summit being held between July 8 to 10. One of the facilities for media briefings that the politicians may use is the Arzachena Auditorium Comunale, which features a Yamaha audio system.

With the respective heads of state/government of the USA, Russia, UK, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and Canada attending, the G8 Summit will see the attention of the entire world focused on Sardinia.

Installation company Italtecnica Snc - Rubano (PD) installed the Yamaha system featuring an LS9-16 mixing console, a DME24N digital mix engine and a range of Installation Series loudspeakers. These comprised eight IF2205, four IF2112M/64 and two IS1118 to cover the octagonal auditorium, with four CM12V Concert Club VC Series wedge monitors on stage.

Amplification is handled by three XP7000, two XP2500 and two XM4180 power amps, with a CDX397MkII-BR CD player and DVDS663-BR DVD player completing the lineup.

Inputs for the system are from six desk microphones and three radio microphones, plus the CD player for background music and the DVD player for corporate presentations and the theatre’s dual role as a cinema.

“The interior layout of the auditorium is ideal for presentations and media briefings, as all seats have a perfect view of the stage,” says Sandro Chinellato, commercial audio application engineer at Yamaha Musica Italia.

“However, the octagonal shape and large balcony mean that very accurate alignment of the speakers was required to obtain the necessary intelligibility. The DME24N takes care of time alignment [and] performs the required EQ and feedback suppression functions.”