For its first location in the heart of Copenhagen, Danish chain Café Vivaldi has chosen a Meyer Sound system featuring IntelligentDC technology to provide exceptional audio quality rarely heard at a bistro. Serving the main floor and mezzanine areas, the system presents musical fidelity for daytime background tracks and boosts the energy level for live music showcases during the weekends.
"With IntelligentDC, we have achieved a whole new level of clarity for both ambient music and high-impact live entertainment," says Niels Sørensen, technical chief for Café Vivaldi. "And because of the positive feedback we have received on the audio, we will soon be expanding our Meyer Sound systems to the outdoor areas as well."
IntelligentDC is the Meyer Sound technology that combines the performance advantages of self-powered loudspeakers with the installation efficiency of Class 2 wiring. A single, five-conductor cable carries remote power and balanced audio signal to the loudspeakers from a rack-mount power supply and signal distribution unit. In the US and many other countries, electric conduit is not required.
"Café Vivaldi is a very open space, with high ceilings and seating on two levels, and we knew the small footprint of IntelligentDC products would allow us to place the speakers strategically for consistent coverage," reports Peter Petersen, production director of Prime Production, who designed and installed the system. "With IntelligentDC, we didn't have to worry about power outlets or an amp room. We could locate the speakers exactly where we needed them."
Products featured in the installation include 12 MM-4XP self-powered loudspeakers and four UPJ-1XP VariO loudspeakers, while three MM-10XP subwoofers provide low-frequency punch. A Galileo loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 616 processor provides system drive and alignment.
Founded in 1999, Café Vivaldi currently operates 12 locations throughout Denmark.