Occasionally we get asked to provide some special sounding systems for awkward installations. Motor yachts have their own special requirements including:
- Tight space availability (even in the very large yachts!)
- Vibration (generally houses don’t move)
- Mains Power (often power is cut when swapping between ship & shore power)
- Aggressive RF environment (Often there are powerful Radar and VHF Radio signals and many very high powered WiFi signals when in port).
- Salty Marine environment – outdoor speakers have to cope with a corosive atmosphere.
The system on this yacht consisted of 4 zones of audio powered by Linn Sneaky DSMs driving a variety of speakers including Paradigm AMX extreme environment Marine speakers, Paradigm Millennia One surround speakers with the slim but powerful Millennia Sub to sit under the sofa. A Kaleidescape Premier system provides movies to 5 cabins and the Flying Bridge where there is a drop-down TV fitted (see Photo).