NEXO has started the new year right by adding two new point source loudspeakers to its P+ Series, the P8 and P10.
The new pro sound speakers follow on from their predecessors within the PS Series (the PS8 and PS10), with the P8 arriving exactly 20 years after the launch of the PS8.
At its manufacturing HQ just north of Paris, France, NEXO invested in a new tooling and assembly plant in order to produce the curvy modern enclosures that represent the new P+ aesthetic.
Inside custom birch and poplar plywood shells, the P8 features a coaxial eight inch LF driver with 1.5 inch diaphragm HF driver, and the P10 has a coaxial 10 inch Neodymium LF driver and 1.7 inch diaphragm HF driver. The horn driver can be rotated in both cabinets, a unique feature that came about during the production of the PS Series. With the new P+ loudspeakers, the quick-release Magnelis steel grille can be quickly removed, allowing the horn to be swapped out, changing the standard 100×100 degree dispersion for a 110×60 degree alternative. This enables small cabinets to perform like larger cabinets, an ideal quality for corporate AV users.
Furthermore, the P8 has an SPL output of 129dB peak, while the P10 has a 136dB peak. The frequency response is 66Hz-20kHz for the P8, and 63Hz-20kHz for the P10. The loudspeakers are also very compact and lightweight. The P10 measures 497mm high x 384mm wide x 274mm deep, and weighs 15kg while the P8 is 423mm x 276mm x 250mm and weighs 12kg.
Versatility is on its side, with both P+ Series models available in touring and installation versions and they come with a range of accessories. They both come in black and white.
NEXO’s R&D director Joseph Carcopino commented: “Using our new generation NXAMPMk2 amplifiers, we have been able to take quite a leap forward. The P10 and P8 deliver excellent sonic performance and are much more dynamic than previous NEXO point source models. Indeed, with its sharp polar control, I believe the P10 will be able to compete against many of our competitors’ 12 inch models. When powered with the smaller NXAMP4x1Mk2 amplifier, it is also a very interesting alternative to our own P12 cabinet.”