London, UK (February 26, 2013)—Capital Sound Hire has become the first UK company to take delivery of Nexo's new STM Series, while Wigwam Acoustics has confirmed its purchase of the modular line array system.
The initial STM touring range incorporates three elements; the M46 Main cabinet, B112 Bass cabinet and S118 Sub-bass cabinet, which allow users to build systems for audiences from 200 to 100,000. “With profit margins being squeezed, it’s crucial for the success of rental companies to get the maximum flexibility from their inventories,” said Capital’s Paul Timmins. “Prep costs money, and this system only requires configuration between projects, with no rebuilds necessary.”
“What has become evident is that most current loudspeaker systems require you to stock up to four sizes of line array boxes to cover the variation in room sizes,” says Timmins. “Often, during the winter months, an entire inventory of large format loudspeakers can sit idle while there is a shortage of small and mid-sized cabinets. The concept of STM is amazing, with true multi-use options for all components including the amplifier racks. System designs can take into consideration not only room limitations but also musical content. It’s a fantastic addition to the tool box.”
Capital, which will ultimately own a 48-box system an inventory of 48 M46 Mains, 48 B112 Bass and 48 S118 Subs, is initially planning to introduce the components on small-scale events. This will ramp up during summer 2013 to larger projects.
In STM terminology, Wigwam’s package is 48 sets: 48 M46 main cabinets, 48 B112 bass cabinets and 48 S118 sub bass units. The system specification is identical to that ordered by Capital Sound.