Chicago (January 26, 2004)–Edge Audio of Chicago has purchased 16 Nexo Geo S805 and two S830 compact, high output full-range loudspeakers, as well as a half-dozen CD12 subbass units. The system is powered by four Camco Vortex 6 amps, and controlled by a pair of Nexo NX241 digital management systems.
“We did a lot of homework,” said Rich Mullen, president of Edge Audio, who along with partner Al Zara, spent many months evaluating speaker products. “We made a pretty intensive survey of what was available on the line-array market, how all the cabinets were engineered and the performance claims of the competing manufacturers. I narrowed the options down to three–Meyer, L’Acoustics and Nexo, and in the end it came down to what sounded the best to us. In this category of mid-sized line-array systems, the Geo S sounded the best, and the bonus was that it was so much smaller than the alternatives.”
Edge Audio, as a regional production services company operating throughout the mid-West region, is heavily involved in corporate entertainment and multimedia presentation, as well as large college concerts. On taking delivery of the Geo S system, Edge Audio’s first show was with Vertical Horizon, playing a 1,000-seater tiered theatre. “We flew hangs of eight S805 plus a S830, trimmed at 25 feet, with ground-based subs,” explained Mullen. “I could take it up to 110dBA throughout the entire venue. We walked the entire room and there was absolutely no phase, just terrific stereo imaging–very even, very flat.”
Mullen highlighted the level of inconsistency he encountered in manufacturers’ specifications and prediction software programmes. “The fact that Nexo’s software predictions were, if anything, slightly conservative was a major plus for the product as far as we were concerned. It’s good to get more than you were expecting.”
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