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Outline at Miragica
The latest reference point for amusement fans in Southern Italy is called Miragica, Terra di Giganti, a large theme park open eight months a year and covering and area of 100,000 square metres.
Miragica boasts 19 attractions, which are a combination of shows and rides - some of which are 'firsts' - including a launch coaster and a 4D cinema, which are the largest in Italy. For the park's more courageous visitors, there's the "Torre di Caduta" drop tower (almost 50 metres in free-fall, with 2G acceleration) and the Diskò Coaster, a rotating platform that oscillates in all directions. There are also countless opportunities for amusement for families and kiddies, such as the classic trunks or the "Spaccatempo" spinning coaster.
As far as water attractions are concerned, Miragica is equally exciting: the Strozzagorgo River Ride astonishes with its ride aboard trunks with a 14-metre rise and then "The Rapids" (Mangiabiglie), with rafts at the mercy of the swirling current.
Excitement of another type is guaranteed by the performances of internationally famous Stuntmen, as well as shows in the indoor 700-seat theatre (Gran Teatro) by famous artists from all over the world. There is also a large outdoor theatre, which hosts events with a high scenographic and artistic profile.
The permanently installed sound reinforcement systems at Miragica are by Outline, whose staff also provided direct consultancy for the audio project's design.
Starting with the theatre, the main loudspeaker system consists in eight Outline Mini-COM.P.A.S.S. (four per side) and two Subtech 218 SP subwoofers (all self-powered enclosures). Four compact (self-powered) Micra II SP cover the front rows of the audience and four (self-powered) H.A.R.D. 115 SP are used as stage monitors.
For the Launch Coaster, eight enclosures from the DVS series (DVS 8) and two due Outline T4 power amplifiers are installed.
Ten more DVS 8 are used to reinforce the sound for attractions such as the Fiume Ride, Torre di Caduta, Diskò Coaster, Spinning Coaster and the 4D Cinema.
At the Dancing Fountains and the Show Area, there are four Outline Kanguro 1215 NET SP (a patented system consisting in a 15" sub able to contain another enclosure fitted with a 12" mid-woofer and 1.75" compression driver).
For the restaurant, rehearsal rooms, Fast Food Court, bars and shops there are twenty-six Outline IS 8 enclosures, eight ultra-compact IS 6T enclosures, eight ceiling-recessed IC 5T loudspeakers and three Outline (four-channel) D4-3K power amplifiers.
Outline, which has considerable experience in this sector, thanks to installations carried out at Gardaland (Northern Italy) and various foreign theme parks, decided to provide acoustic consultancy directly and, more in general, find the optimal audio solutions for Miragica's various specific requirements.
The Outline equipment was installed and fine-tuned by Giancarlo Paladini of GP Tecnologie, another Brescia company.
16th April 2010
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