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Yamaha gear for Italy’s Auditorium Merate

New community centre is a mini La Scala thanks to Yamaha sound system.

Inspired by Milan’s iconic Teatro alla Scala (La Scala), a new multi-purpose venue in the Italian city of Merate has installed a Yamaha audio system.

Funded by the Lombardy city’s administration, Auditorium Merate is part of a major project to transform former municipal buildings into community facilities. It was officially opened in December by the city’s mayor, Andrea Robbiani, who wanted a “state-of-the-art audio system to match the venue’s high-quality acoustics.”

“Yamaha solutions are appreciated by – and have been a great success in – major Italian theatres like La Scala in Milan, so we knew from the beginning that Yamaha would be both a safe and high-quality choice,” says the project’s technical consultant, Fulvio Giovannelli.

The system comprises an LS9-16 digital mixing console, fitted with an MY16-AUD Dante interface and Rio1608-D i/o unit, and the PA features two flown Yamaha DSR215 and two flown DSR115 active full-range loudspeakers, complemented by a pair of floor-mounted DXS15 subs hidden under the stage. Four powered DXR12 loudspeakers are installed for stage monitoring, while a pair of HS5 nearfield stage monitors adorn the venue’s control room.