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Criniti’s has become an institution since it first launched in 2003, building up a cult following and reputation for lovingly prepared recipes that reflect authentic cuisine from their origins in Southern Italy. With four restaurants already in tow, Criniti’s Manly is the latest venue to join the family.
Constant Technology were called upon to design, supply and install an audio system, and fortunately budget was not an issue! “They wanted a system that would sound great, be well distributed and would offer control of all areas independently,” commented Con Constantinou, managing director of Constant Technology. “The venue has eight audio zones, including a main restaurant, pastry area and outdoor areas, which is quite a lot for a venue of 400m².”
The pastry kitchen and reception area has fifteen JBL Control 42C in ceiling speakers plus three JBL Control 40C S/T in ceiling subwoofers, whilst the toilets and corridor areas are serviced by JBL Control 24 in ceiling speakers. The outdoor seating area on the esplanade has twelve JBL Control 42C in ceiling speakers with a further sixteen JBL Control 42C speakers with JBL Control 40C S/T subs installed into the pizza areas.
The private booth and curtained areas has six JBL Control 42C speakers, a JBL Control 40C S/T sub and four JBL Control 62P pendant speakers with a JBL Control 50S/T sub.”The client requested the use of pendant speakers in this area and having already installed the JBL pendant speakers into The Stoned Crow last year, we didn’t hesitate to recommend them,” said Con. “These are the slightly larger version and they perform really well. In fact, they sound very good.”
Nine Crown amplifiers, consisting of Crown CT-8150, XLS-1500, XTi-1002, CTi-8150, drive the system with integration done by BSS Soundweb London BLU-100 Signal Processor with Digital Audio Bus. Also supplied was a Shure wireless microphone with wireless receivers located throughout the venue.
Although initially surprised by the large amount of speakers specified, the client trusted Constant Technology when they said it was necessary to get the well distributed clear sound in all area of the venue. “The client said that the end result was much better than they expected,” commented Con. “They said it was fantastic and they are extremely happy with it.”
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