Systems integrator HUST d.o.o. recently finished the design of a 40-zone networked audio system that employs Linea Research amplifiers managed by a Biamp Tesira SERVER-IO AVB digital network server at the new five-star Grand Park Hotel Rovinj, set at the edge of a pine forest on the Adriatic coast of northwestern Croatia.
The six-story hotel, a property of the Maistra Hospitality Group, offers 193 guest rooms and 16 suites, plus three restaurants, three bar/lounges, a spa, indoor and outdoor pools and tennis courts, a grand ballroom, and 3 combinable multifunction conference spaces.
The grand ballroom is equipped with Community V Series and D Series loudspeakers. More than 700 Apart CM series ceiling loudspeakers and MASK Series surface-mount loudspeakers deliver background music to the public areas, such as the lobby, restaurants, conference rooms, and pools. An audio mixer supports live performances. The HUST team chose Linea Research XiB4 and 44C amplifiers to drive all of these loudspeakers.
“Linea Research amplifiers are one of the most reliable amplifiers that we’ve used in our projects,” reports Tomislav Stubican of HUST d.o.o. “We have never had a problem with them, so they were the right choice for a demanding system that needs to be always running. We especially like their sound quality and their performance. Price is also a big benefit of Linea Research amplifiers.”
The XiB4 is a four-channel amp rated to deliver up to 1,250 watts (RMS) continuous power per channel into two ohms, with all channels driven. Its tamper-proof front panel is valuable in a publicly accessed space such as a hotel or conference center. The 44C Series four-channel amplifiers includes three models, the largest of which is the 44C20, is stated to deliver up to 5,000 watts (RMS) of continuous power per channel into 2 ohms, with all channels driven. Both models are also equipped with 96 kHz DSP.
“We work with equipment that needs tuning, and we want to offer our customers the best experience, so we use the Linea Research amps’ DSP to provide the best possible clear sound with maximum power,” Stubican observes. “Our in-house engineers are all trained in the software and understand how to get excellent results. As a result, we did not need much technical support. However, we did ask Linea Research a few questions, and we got answers the same day.”
HUST provided AV system control and monitoring using a GUI that runs on any computer in the hotel network and also with wall-mounted OLED controllers located throughout the facility.
“The Grand Park Hotel Rink is the most fashionable and sophisticated hotel in Croatia,” Stubican concludes. “Satisfying the architects’ and hotel owner’s wishes was extremely challenging but by carefully selecting brands such as Linea Research that offered the highest standards of audio performance, we met their requirements. Linea Research amplifiers’ power, reliability, and value make it easy to choose them for our projects.”