Pioneer CM speakers a ‘central part’ of Milan restaurant experience

Pioneer CM speakers a ‘central part’ of Milan restaurant experience
Restaurant chain Bomaki chose Pioneer Pro Audio CM-series speakers, installed by Skeldon Cooperative Society, when it opened its seventh restaurant in Milan.

The fusion restaurant in the Brera district of the city creates a carefully curated atmosphere with interior design and Caribbean music.

Marco Zaki, marketing manager at Bomaki, said: “Music is a central part of our concept. We want to offer our customers a clean, high-quality sound to accompany their lunches and dinners, and that’s what led to our choice of Pioneer Pro Audio CM speakers. Having already installed a Pioneer Pro Audio system at our Jazz Café, we were very aware of the quality and reliability of the sound, so when we factored in the superb design characteristics, they were a natural choice for Bomaki, where visual impact is a very important part of our experience.”

Bomaki comprises an open space divided into multiple areas that can seat up to 100 guests. An entrance room faces a sushi counter and bar, a first floor includes a variety of customer areas, and there is also an outdoor space.

Sergio Caio, sound technician at Skeldon, said: “As it was a new restaurant, everything to do with the system design had already been prepared when the project was presented, so this made for a relatively straightforward installation. There were still some challenges, though. The main one we had to address was that of reflective surfaces such as large glass windows, and also the fact that the restaurant is an open space with a ground and first floor.

“We positioned the speakers at strategic points in the rooms in order to ensure the best possible coverage of the area with a well-balanced frequency response. The large number of speakers allowed us to improve sound diffusion and avoid the intrusion of any external noise.”

Pioneer Pro Audio CM-series commercial speakers were installed, including four CM-S56T with two (sub) CM-S510T on the ground floor, and six CM-S56T with two CM-S510T on the first floor. CM-S54T speakers were also installed in the toilet areas.

Pioneer reports that Caio and the Skeldon team were happy with the outcome, pointing towards a balanced frequency response throughout, without any blind spots on either of the two floors. Zaki said: “We realised immediately that the sound quality was of a superior nature. It’s precisely what we wanted and needed - excellent, balanced and high-quality sound to complement our customers’ experience with pleasant, non-invasive background music.”

The system is driven by Powersoft Mezzo and Quattrocanali amplifiers and the restaurant team can access the levels for each area via a Powersoft WM touchpanel.

Zaki concluded: “Our experience with Pioneer Pro Audio has always been very positive, and there is no doubt that we will turn to them again for our next venues.”

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