Each floor has two large, open plan rooms; in each one Viba AV installed four CZR10 compact, two-way speakers and two CXS15XLF extended low frequency subwoofers, powered by three PX3 and two PX5 power amplifiers. The system is managed by an MTX3 matrix processor, with DCH8 digital control hub and straightforward control via DCP4V4S and DCP1V4S surface-mount panels.
“The overall budget was quite tight but it was great working with David, as is he is very sensible regarding this kind of design and build,” says Peter.
“We specified the Yamaha CZR10 because it was the correct size for a venue with high ceilings and it was ideal for the dual use of background music and possible DJ events. It can be used at higher SPLs, with the CXS15XLF subs emphasising the high quality low end, and also has a great range of brackets, meaning it is easy to install in most spaces.”
Another advantage of the Yamaha solution was the efficiency of the PX series power amplifiers. One challenge was that the only available location for the amp rack was under the staircase. However, the PX amplifiers produce very little heat, so air extraction was not an issue.
The ground floor features exposed Douglas fir beams, which David wanted to highlight, so the CZR10s were fixed directly to the beams, with added safety wires.