Situated at the foot of Mount Rocchetta near Italy’s Lake Garda, the Bastione is a fortress built in the early 16th century, was recently outfitted with a new restaurant in a project that saw system integrator Iiriti Srl deploy Martin Audio Blackline loudspeakers and subwoofers.
The project, run by the municipality of Riva del Garda, includes a new panoramic glass lift that starts from the center of Riva del Garda, traveling 200 meters to the foot of the bastion where the new Bastione Lounge & Restaurant has opened its doors. The panoramic view that can be enjoyed from the lift is even better from the terrace of the restaurant itself, and its often accompanies by musical entertainment,.
To enhance the atmosphere of this exceptional location, manager Alfonso D’Ambrosio sought quality sound and lighting packages, turning to Iiriti Srl for their design. Specifically, the audio portion utilizes six Martin Audio Blackline X8 loudspeakers as well as a pair of Blackline X115 subwoofers, to provide coverage to the main room and across the terrace.
stated that in Blackline they have a highly successful and popular installation option (alongside Martin Audio’s Adorn A55).
“We offer the customer three product lines and Martin Audio is always recommended as top of the range,” says Giacomo Galassi, who was responsible for the installation. “We have Blackline models on display in a demo room where we invite customers to hear the comparison for themselves. X8 is currently the speaker that best covers the needs of a venue such as this, both at high and low volumes, and even without a sub. It is also discreet, which really suits the interior décor and furnishings.”
At the Bastione, Galassi was supported throughout the system programming by Audiosales’ Product Specialist Senio Corbini. The equipment specified has been integrated into the existing network, ensuring connectivity for bands, DJs or mics (for business meetings) through any of the several RJ45 ports in the room and on the terrace, without the need to add further cables. Amps and processing are also connected to each other through the Dante network. The entire system is controlled by the Xilica XTouch app installed on the venue’s iPad.