On the terrace of Genoa’s San Martino Polyclinic, considered as the Liguria region’s most important hospital, an Outline loudspeaker system amplified the reading by famous Italian actor/film director Sergio Castellitto to recall a difficult 12 months following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Castellitto, accompanied by a string quintet from the Carlo Felice Theatre, read some passages of the book “Una lezione da non dimenticare” (“A lesson not to be forgotten”), written by the director of the Infectious Disease Clinic of Genoa’s San Martino Polyclinic, Matteo Bassetti, with journalist Martina Maltagliati.
Participants included the Liguria Region’s top authorities, such as Governor Giovanni Toti and Genoa’s Mayor, Marco Bucci. The audio set-up for the special event was supplied by Show Technologies TM from Recco (Genoa), with an Outline speaker system comprising five Vegas 12 CX point-source enclosures.
Show Technologies TM Partner, Sacha Bozzo explained: “The brief was to reproduce Castellitto’s speech with the utmost clarity, but without foregoing the right amount of ‘body’ on the mid-low frequencies. This is why we opted for the use of Outline Vegas 12 CX, a system that’s a real ‘problem solver’, compact but ‘full-range’ and able to ensure a remarkable SPL:feedback ratio.”
To keep a uniform overall sonic timbre we decided to field the Vegas 12 CX for both the two main PA systems, with artist monitoring achieved by three wedges. “It was an intensely moving experience for us too, as we couldn’t wait to mount a real PA,” Bozzo concluded. “There was no lack of appreciation for the quality of the sound reproduction.”