EVIDs impress at La Mia Focaccia

March 3, 2015

La Mia Focaccia is an authentic family-owned and operated Italian sandwich restaurant located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that has been in business for 18 years. In early 2015 they moved to a new, larger location which required a new sound system to go along with their new décor.

Jay Krause of regional company Sound & Lighting Solutions Inc. specified an Electro-Voice sound system for the new space, which has 3,000 sq. ft indoors and outdoor seating for around 30.

“they provide wide coverage while maintaining sound quality and intelligibility, so fewer units are needed. ”

The new system balances compact size, low-profile looks , and plenty of power, featuring (12) EVID C4.2 ceiling speakers and (6) EVID 6.2T surface-mount speakers, (1) ZXA1-Sub, and (2) PA2400T power amplifiers.

“This particular project was a favorite of mine and I made it a personal challenge to really raise the bar for restaurant sound in the area,” says Jay Krause. “ It required smooth sound coverage for a spread out dining area as well as outdoor seating. The restaurant has a very modern yet intimate setting that regularly overflows with customers ranging from people hungry for a great sandwich all the way to food aficionados.

“In order to properly match the overall sensual experience at the restaurant, in which visitors are engaged through smell, sight and taste, I wanted to specify a quality product that would add an equally enjoyable audio element. The owners pride themselves on providing outstanding satisfaction to the customer and ‘quality over quantity.’ The EVID speakers align nicely with that thinking, as they provide wide coverage while maintaining sound quality and intelligibility, so fewer units are needed. The EVID C4.2 with a 130-degree polar pattern was an easy choice. For the exterior seating, a speaker that can handle the elements was a necessity. The EVID 6.2T has a weather-resistant enclosure, making it perfect for the job.”

Restaurant management commented on the installation: “La Mia Focaccia has been in business for 18 years. After operating out of a 500-square-foot storefront, we recently moved to a 3,000-square-foot establishment with 25 more tables and a patio area. We pride ourselves on a unique customer experience. SLS’s clean installation and crisp sound has taken our customer experience to the next level. Our customers now glide inside, nodding their head, smiling, and enjoy their prosciutto sandwich in a different way.”

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