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Ricky’s Adds Yamaha for Idol PR

Ricky's Audio Corporation of Arecibo, PR has supplied a new Yamaha CL5 digital console to "Idol Puerto Rico," now in its second season.

NÈstor Heredia, Ricky’s Audio Corporation and Ricky Marty, WAPA-TVBuena Park, CA (October 12, 2012)-Ricky’s Audio Corporation of Arecibo, PR has supplied a new Yamaha CL5 digital console to “Idol Puerto Rico,” now in its second season.

“Idol Puerto Rico,” another in show creator Simon Fuller’s global franchise, made its debut in August 2011 and has recently added a spinoff, “Idol Kids Puerto Rico.” Ricky’s Audio Corporation supplied the new Yamaha CL5 system for the live mix to direct TV audio feed.

The show is produced and transmitted live every Monday from the 1,900-seat Centro de Bellas Artes de Caguas Theatre. The audio system is distributed in three main locations: the TV broadcast room which houses the new CL5, the performance stage where two Yamaha RIO-2416 remote I/O boxes reside, and the front of house and monitor system that includes a Yamaha M7CL digital console with three Dante-MY16-AUD cards and two Cisco Gigabit switches.

A long-time Yamaha console provider, Ricky’s first mixer was a Yamaha MC1604, followed by newer analog and digital mixers, including the 01V96, LS9, and M7CL-48. “There were many factors that contributed to our decision to purchase a CL5,” states NÈstor J. Heredia, executive VP/electrical engineer, Ricky’s Audio Corporation. “The most important factor was knowing that Yamaha mixers are widely accepted and present on almost all riders, which makes the CL5 ideal for our rental inventory since most engineers will immediately feel familiar with it. Another important factor in our decision to purchase the CL5 was the ability to use a normal Ethernet cable as a transport for the Dante network along with the flexibility this protocol has to offer.”

“The Yamaha CL system sounds amazing,” says Heredia. “I am a real big fan of the sound of the PM5D, and I like the sound of the new CL Series even more.”

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