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Yamaha reaches the summit as G8 leaders gather for July conference

May, 2009

Located on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, the town of Arzachena is a regional administrative centre located near Costa Smeralda, the venue for the upcoming G8 summit being held between 8-10 July. One of the facilities for media briefings that the globally powerful politicians may use is the just-completed Arzachena Auditorium Comunale, which features a state of the art 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. With this in mind reliability, audio quality and unsurpassed post-sales support are all key requirements of any facilities which may be used in connection with the summit. At the Arzachena Auditorium Comunale audio system, installation company Italtecnica Snc - Rubano (PD) - naturally chose Yamaha.

A comprehensive system was specified, featuring an LS9-16 mixing console, a DME24N digital mix engine and a range of Installation Series loudspeakers comprising eight IF2205, four IF2112M/64 and two IS1118 to cover the spectacular octagonal auditorium, with four CM12V Concert Club VC Series wedge monitors on stage.

Amplification is 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 to ensure that the audio is crystal clear throughout the venue. It also performs the required EQ and feedback suppression functions.”

Taking place in a different location each year, the annual meeting of the G8 leaders always produces much newsworthy content. Delegates and media representatives involved in the 2009 summit can be assured that, at any event hosted by the Arzachena Auditorium Comunale, every word will be heard loud and clear.


Products LS9-16 , DME24N , IF2205

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