Grant Cambridge, Managing Director, Event Enterprises, with some of the company's new Nexo STM M28 speakers.
Cincinnati, OH (December 3, 2014)—The production company Event Enterprises recently added 12 Nexo STM M28 speakers to augment its existing Nexo box count, which has grown to 80.
“We were looking to increase our PA inventory to accommodate the demand of multiple festivals/stages/jobs happening simultaneously and were looking to dive into something with a little hotter output and farther throw than the Nexo GeoS12, states Grant Cambridge, Managing Director, Event Enterprises. “The M28s could provide us with that need and seemed to make logistical sense for most of our applications. Financially, they also allowed us to make a comfortable initial investment into the STM franchise with the ability to add on and grow the rig with the additions of any B112s or M46s in the future. Our maiden voyage with the new boxes was a country show with headliners Dustin Lynch and Frankie Ballard, and out of the box, both front of house guest engineers enjoyed their day with them.”
Event upped its Yamaha DSR speaker inventory to 24, utilizing the DSRs for a variety of applications. “While the DSRs do see a lot of smaller speaker-on-stick gigs as well as corporate applications, we use them just as frequently for wedges as mains, Cambridge says. We do so many 5k, 10k, half/full marathon events where we line up the streets at the start and finish lines that the DSRs work perfectly for. We recently did a half marathon event based around Veterans Day, and on a very cold Saturday morning, we deployed DSRs down the start/finish line for 400 feet. In 18 degree temperatures, they worked flawlessly for five hours in the elements.”
Cambridge said the Yamaha QL5 digital audio console was purchased primarily for the company’s rental inventory and in-house engineers to utilize in the field. “We have all taken a liking to Yamaha digital desks at our company and thought this was a nice next-step for us, having gotten a lot of miles out of LS9s and M7s.”