High Frequencies: Yamaha Flies In The DOX Airship
Named Gulliver, after the fictional traveller, the 42m long, 120-capacity steel and wood airship is a permanent space for lectures, exhibitions, screening and other cultural events. It was the idea of DOX founder Leoš Válka and his belief that, even in today’s fast-paced, globalised world, things can be done differently.
Gulliver’s intentionally symbolic shape recalls the Zeppelin era, representing utopian ideals of unprecedented technological advance, so it’s appropriate that it features a state-of-the-art AV installation.
Specified and installed by Martin Vondrášek of the Prague-based AVT Group, the audio system comprises four Yamaha VXS5W speakers arrayed along each side of the ‘body’, powered by an XMV8140 multi-channel amplifier, with signal distribution and processing by an Yamaha MTX5-D matrix processor.
Audio inputs come from wireless microphones, a laser projector and a waterproof connection panel for extra AV equipment, as required. Further rooms at DOX Prague are currently being refitted with new AV systems, including Yamaha matrix processors, mixing consoles and i/o units - ensuring that the visitor experience never goes down like a lead balloon.
MTX Series matrix processors are equipped with flexible processing functions that are essential to a wide variety of applications.
XMV Series multi-channel power amplifiers combine Class-D efficiency with features designed specifically to benefit commercial installation sound systems.