Martin Audio CDD used at Manzi’s

MartinAudio Manzis Soho

Manzi’s was a landmark London West End fish restaurant, which originally closed in 2006. Now, inspired by its legacy, The Wolseley Hospitality Group has added this upmarket brand to its estate in the centre of Soho. Opened at the end of June, the operators turned to one of their regular suppliers, Marquee AV, to enhance the atmosphere by providing an advanced music system. This needed to be capable of delivering DJ levels within a restaurant environment, situated on two floors.

Project Director Stacey Tough turned to Martin Audio’s highly popular CDD range knowing they would meet the key criteria: as the smallest in the range, the CDD5 specified was ultra-compact, the white versions would blend seamlessly into the general designer’s aesthetic and they would deliver the required levels, at both the top and lower ends of the spectrum. To meet the purpose, 28 wall-mounted CDD5WTX-WR, have been distributed throughout the venue; these are fed from a variety of sources, including PC, background music player and DJ. This much-specified micro-speaker is purpose designed for discreet architectural installation in luxurious bars and restaurants such as this. At the same time its use of coaxial differential dispersion (CDD) technology ensures deceptively high output from such a small enclosure.

Tough also weighed up other advantages such as value-for money, clarity and intelligibility and consistent coverage pattern. “The CDD5 was a clear choice based on previous experience using this product,” he said. “The client trusted our abilities and there was an obvious understanding as to the standard we needed to meet. Having worked with the client previously, I knew precisely what was needed.” In summary, the Marquee AV Project Director confirms, ”The sound system delivers excellent quality audio whilst remaining discreet and matching to the interior of the restaurant.”