Constant Technology was commissioned to design, supply and install an audio system at Criniti's Manly restaurant.

First launched in 2003, Criniti's has built up a cult following and reputation for authentic Italian cuisine. With four restaurants already in place, Criniti's Manly is the latest venue to join the family.

Con Constantinou, managing director of Constant Technology explained that Criniti's sought an audio system that would sound great, be well distributed and would offer control of all areas independently. The Manly venue has eight audio zones, including a main restaurant, pastry area and outdoor areas across a 400m² spread.

The pastry kitchen and reception area has 15 JBL Control 42C in-ceiling speakers plus three JBL Control 40C S/T in-ceiling subwoofers, while the toilets and corridor areas are serviced by JBL Control 24 in-ceiling speakers. The outdoor seating area on the esplanade has 12 JBL Control 42C in-ceiling speakers with a further 16 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.

Nine Crown amplifiers, consisting of Crown CT-8150, XLS-1500, XTi-1002 and CTi-8150 drive the system with integration done by BSS Soundweb London BLU-100 Signal Processor with Digital Audio Bus. A Shure wireless microphone with wireless receivers located throughout the venue was also supplied.

Although initially surprised by the large amount of speakers specified, the client trusted Constant Technology when they said it was necessary to achieve the well-distributed clear sound in all area of the venue. The client was extremely satisfied with the end result. 

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