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Yamaha CIS Preserves Nature Center Grand Entrance

BUENA PARK, Calif. (February 4, 2019)—The Western North Carolina Nature Center is a 42-acre zoological park in Western North Carolina operated by the City of Asheville's (NC) Parks and Recreation department. Until 1973, it was known as the Asheville City Zoo and was then renamed the Children's Zoo and Nature Center.

What is now the Friends of WNC Nature Center, a 501c3 non-profit charity, was developed to educate the public about the natural history, flora and fauna of the Southern Appalachians and to develop a public responsibility for its conservation. The Center is now home to over sixty species of wild and domestic animals and hundreds of species of plants and all representative of this unique bioregion.

The Grand Entrance to the Western North Carolina Nature Center is an outdoor plaza that was recently outfitted with a Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) System, installed by IMAGOS Entertainment LLC of Miami, Florida.

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“We specified a Yamaha MTX3 processor for it’s flexibility, expandability, ease of use, and great sound,” states Jorge I. Suarez, IMAGOS Entertainment. A Yamaha XH200 amplifier was used for its simplicity, ability to deliver a total of 400 watts via two independent channels at 70v, and for its great sound.”

A Yamaha DCP1V4S Digital Control Panel was used in the Ticketing Office to provide local control of the overall sound levels and show scenes. Mobile devices with Wireless DCP and Yamaha ProVisionaire Touch apps were set up to allow the Nature Center to operate the system from within the Grand Entrance Events Plaza. 

“The system IMAGOS helped us install in our new front entrance provides a vibrant audio experience for our guests” says Chris Gentile, director of the WNC Nature Center

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