The team responsible for some of Adelaide’s best drinking and dining venues have opened their third Melt Pizzeria restaurant and bar at Henley Beach, a seaside suburb, less than 10 kilometres from Adelaide’s city centre.
With a seating capacity of around 200 people, Melt Pizzeria features multiple indoor and outdoor spaces. Bifold windows and doors down one side of the building allows the spaces to flow together and provides the perfect spot to sit back with a glass of wine and look out over the ocean.
Micah Taylor, owner of M Higher Fidelity is the go-to man in Adelaide’s hospitality scene and having worked on the owners’ other venues around town, was quickly enlisted to provide a top-notch audio solution for the entire space.
In collaboration with our Australian distributor Audio Logistics, Micah decided to install a combination of ATEO2 compact wall speakers, CELO2 and CELO8 high-end ceiling speakers and MERO high-end in-wall speakers from AUDAC throughout the indoor areas, providing high-end audio reproduction from compact, low-profile speakers which seem to disappear into the interior design of the spaces. A pair of BASO12 bass reflex cabinets 12” subwoofers extend the low-frequency capabilities of the system.
Outside, a combination of WX802_O and WX502_O outdoor wall speakers are able to stand up to the harsh conditions of the seaside location whilst ensuring that outdoor customers are not left in silence. As the venue is made up of many separate spaces, an MTX88 8-zone audio matrix was a necessity to allow each area to be fine-tuned to the optimum listening level, no matter what time of the day or night it is.
Behind the scenes, there wasn’t a lot of room to house the central AV equipment, but due to the efficiency and clever design of the AUDAC products, they were able to control and power all 40 loudspeakers across 8 audio zones, using only 6RU of rack space.
Now, visitors can enjoy their tapas and a glass of wine with some subtle and enjoyable background music.