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NEXO STM for Swansea University swan song

Total Sound Solutions used modular loudspeaker system for three-arena event

Swansea-based rental house Total Sound Solutions was the event production company for the Swansea University Summer Ball 2016, providing staging, sound, lights and power across the three arena event, and looking after a 5,000-capacity crowd in the university grounds.

TSS used new NEXO STM inventory for the main Enchanted Forest stage, deploying a flown system comprising left/right hangs of STM modules and 2x B112 bass cabinets above 4x M28 main modules in each array.

In front of the stage on the ground were 6x S118 subs. Side-fills consisted of NEXO RS15 Sub with PS15-R2 speakers on top. On the stage itself were 6x new NEXO NX4x4 Amps.

Chris Hooke, owner of TSS, says: “This was our first time flying the STM on the main stage using the new vario bumper. The STM system has replaced our previous rig which used 6x GEO S12 a side with 6x RS18 subs.”

On the second Treehouse stage, there was more STM, this time set up as two groundstacks, each with 1x S118, 1x B112 and 3x M28, powered by 2x NXAMP4x4s.

Completing an all-NEXO story, TSS used a smaller system with PS15-R2 with LS18 subs powered by NXAMP4x4s for the Ben Rees stage, named after one of the University¹s employees who recently passed away.

Hooke says: “Across the board, the final results were outstanding with the STM delivering louder clearer stages, and not a single sound complaint from the local Environmental Health Officer.”