This past November saw the opening of Los Angeles’ latest contribution to elegant, contemporary cuisine: Otium. The new restaurant, located in the heart of Los Angeles’ cultural corridor directly beside The Broad museum, has drawn the extraordinary talent of Chef Timothy Hollingsworth and offers rustic cooking in a relaxed, open kitchen environment. The restaurant features a myriad of elegant dining environments, including a patio with a gas fire pit, a semi-private dining room with sweeping views, and a large oak dining table situated directly aside the open kitchen. An equally elegant audio solution provides cohesion among all these environments, made possible by Powersoft Ottocanali amplifiers.
The rack, which is located in the restaurant office, includes three Powersoft Ottocanali 4K4s driving the audio for the entire facility. Each channel on the Ottocanali is capable of delivering 250 watts over 8 Ohms, and the systems design of the restaurant is set up into 16 zones — all controlled by the central rack unit: “With the three Powersoft amplifiers, we have complete control of the audio for each area: the bar, dining rooms, kitchens, patio, entrance, hallways and the rest of the restaurant. The result is a cohesive system where patrons don’t perceive any dips or valleys in the audio coverage or sound pressure level. Early on, when the decision to have a stereo set up in the main areas of the restaurant was made, we knew that the 8 channels capabilities of the Ottocanali was the right and the only way to go” says Gabriel De Pamphilis.
To pair with the Powersoft Ottocanalis, the Fyxx team integrated (24) Martin Audio CDD5 surface-mounted speakers and (36) Martin C6.8T ceiling mounted speakers, coupled with four Martin Audio CXL112 B subwoofers for the interior areas. The speakers were placed in a symmetrical pattern. “It was a highly reflective acoustic environment, with square lines,” says Gabriel De Pamphilis. “We chose the CDD5 because of their wide dispersion pattern, and essentially put them all over the place.” The subwoofers — along with the surface mounted speakers — were neatly concealed in the ceiling and custom made furniture so they would not be visible to patrons. In addition to the Martin Audio speakers, (8) QSC AD-S32T waterproof speakers were installed for the exterior patio area, along with three EAW SB 120zp waterproofed subwoofers.
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