Independent audio rental providers Total Sound Solutions (Swansea) and Pulse PA (Poole) have developed an informal partnership around their near-identical purchases of NEXO’s new GEO M12 line array system.
The two rental companies are now evolving their business models so as to benefit from co-operation and integrated inventories to bid on larger projects.
“We already owned GEO M10,” said Ralph Walsh, managing director of Pulse PA, “and have done all our 2019 summer festivals with the system. In fact, in the last two years, it has rarely been in the warehouse and I’d say we’ve made more money out of it than any other NEXO system that we’ve owned. Being able to add the GEO M12 is a logical step – together, M10 and M12 are just a brilliant business proposition.”
Chris Hooke at TSS is also a long-time NEXO user. “Buying the GEO M12 tops and MSUB18 subs completes the family that started with GEO M6. GEO M12 performs at the level where we have the most business, and with a special bumper, we can make it compatible with the GEO M10 so that we can combine the line array systems.”
“GEO M12 is a winner,” Hooke continued. “It’s a clinical hi-fi sounding box, the audio quality is very similar to NEXO’s GEO S12, which was the best-sounding line array we’ve ever used up to that point. M10 and M12 use the same rigging system which is a massive improvement in terms of flyability – no loose pins, it is a one-man job which just clips together.”
Co-operation between TSS and Pulse PA began as a useful convenience, encouraging cross-rental of loudspeakers, desks and other equipment between the two companies. With the purchase of the GEO M12 systems, this collaboration has developed even further.
“Now we can integrate our wholly compatible inventories, and gain the opportunity to quote for bigger jobs,” explained Hooke.
Walsh points out that “together, we will be the biggest users of NEXO in the UK, with a stock of more than 20 GEO MSUBS and 30 GEO M12 top boxes, which enables us to handle very large events.”