Roberto’s opens with Funktion One
UAE: Roberto’s recently opened its doors, serving Italian cuisine on the first floor of Abu Dhabi’s Rosewood Hotel. Delivering the BGM during the day is a Funktion One solution installed by regional distributor Em-Tec, which can be turned up later in the evening when the DJ arrives. The venue selected the British manufacturer as the basis for its audio system due to its reputation.
The Funktion One installation comprises three F1201 loudspeakers, and a pair of F101s. These are supplemented by BR218 and BR118 bass reflex loudspeakers and reinforced away from the DJ booth in the main dining area by 18 Electro-Voice Evid C8.2D ceiling speakers and three Evid 12.1W 12-inch subwoofers. The outdoor terrace is covered by 15 of Funktion One’s F55 cabinets.
Em-Tec also supplied the DJ equipment, including a Pioneer DJM900 four-channel professional DJ mixer and two CDJ2000 Nexus players. Serving as monitors on the DJ booth is a pair of QSC K8 portable loudspeakers. Also supplied was a Visiotech 4mm pitch LED screen that delivers visual effects behind the DJ booth.
Funktion One’s F60Q and F40Q amplifiers, both from the British manufacturer’s F Series, power the setup. The F60Q is a four-channel 1,500W system while the F40Q is a 1,000W four-channel unit. Providing an additional boost are T4-250, T1000 and T500 amplifiers from MC2 Audio, as well as a T Line transformer chassis and four toroidal transformers. An XTA DC1048 loudspeaker management solution is also installed to handle the processing of the Funktion One sound system along with a pair of Biamp Nexia SP digital signal processors and a Red-1 digital Ethernet remote control to control the ceiling and auxiliary speakers.
In addition, Em-Tec installed, tested and commissioned a Biamp Logic Box for fire alarm connection and all brackets, fixtures and fittings for the solutions deployed.