Pioneer Pro system for Auberge Napoleon
Friday, 30 June 2023
aubergeAuberge Napoleon - fine dining in Meise
Belgium - The Auberge Napoleon restaurant in Meise has been a magnet for culinary enthusiasts for many years. Hosts Jan and Karlien Stallaert, and chef Nico Struelens, pull out all the stops to wow their guests with a contemporary rejuvenation of traditional French-Belgian cuisine.
After a complete renovation in 2011, the venue expanded its footprint in 2018 by adding a covered extension and adjoining terrace, and last year went further in developing its trendily fashionable space to meet the needs of its wide-ranging clientele. As a space that caters for everything from a tête-a-tête to a family meal, a business lunch to a party, or even a wedding or christening, creating the perfect ambience is essential for its proprietors. With this in mind, great importance was placed on selecting a sound system that was in keeping with Auberge Napoleon’s desire to strive for perfection in every respect.
“We needed to change the audio system because we wanted to achieve a ‘warmer’ sound throughout the restaurant and give guests a better experience by playing music a little louder, without it becoming too intrusive,” says owner Jan Stallaert. “I was introduced to Joeri Verholen of Pioneer Pro Audio and was impressed by his know-how and professionalism. He convinced us that the brand’s CM-Series loudspeakers would be perfect for the brief.”
Audio specialist FOL Sound, Light and Vision was engaged to design and install a system that would deliver high quality audio to all areas of the restaurant. The loudspeakers were exclusively selected from the Pioneer CM-Series commercial audio range.
In the main dining room at Auberge Napoleon restaurant, FOL installed eight CM-S56T 6” surface mount loudspeakers, complemented by two CM-510ST 10” subwoofers (all white). For the mezzanine area, a total of four CM-S54T 4” surface mount loudspeakers and a single CM-510ST subwoofer (in white) were deployed.
A further two CM-S56T (in black) were placed in the kitchens, with the overall picture completed by two CM-C54T 4” ceiling speakers in the restrooms. The system is driven by Powersoft DSP and Dante amplification, comprising two Mezzo 604 AD and one Quattrocanali 1204 D.
Jan Stallaert is happy with the results: “We enjoyed working with Joeri and Pioneer Pro Audio and would happily do so again in the future. FOL a did a great job on the installation. Once everything was in place, we had a full demonstration of the system’s capabilities and were able to adjust the settings to obtain the ‘right’ level for each area. It sounds amazing - the subwoofers do a really fantastic job.”

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