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Electro-Voice in new Ramsay eatery

The installed sound system in Gordon Ramsay’s newest restaurant, Bread Street Kitchen, features 20 ZX3 loudspeakers, three CPS amplifiers, and a NetMax N8000 controller.

Gordon Ramsay’s latest restaurant venture is Bread Street Kitchen: an East-London eatery designed with the same look as its industrial surroundings. Sound, light, and video solutions provider CGA Integration – which specialises in the hospitality industry – was responsible for the system design and installation in the restaurant: “Russell Sage’s restaurant design posed a real challenge,” says CGA’s Chris Gunton. “Very high ceilings and a monopoly of hard surfaces are treacherous – especially when the restaurant is full. The sound system we installed needed to focus on eliminating the reverberation characteristic of large open venues such as warehouses.” CGA Integration chose to make ZX3 loudspeakers from Electro-Voice the centrepiece of the sound distribution system. The install comprised of 20 ZX3 two-way loudspeakers powered by three CPS8.5 Class D amplifiers equipped with RCM-810 remote-control modules. The system control and sound processing is provided by a NetMax N8000 digital matrix controller that can be operated via PWS-4 wall panels, making it possible to regulate the volume and tone in individual areas. “When we at Gordon Ramsay Restaurants put so much effort into every ingredient, presentation, service and venue, we want to feel that the audio design and installation has had the same attention to detail,” said Angela Downes, operations manager with Gordon Ramsay Holdings. “This is exactly what CGA Integration gave us in the system we rely on to underpin our concept.”