Nashville, TN (March 6, 2018)—Sports destination chain Topgolf recently opened a new location in Nashville—the first to include a 600-seat concert hall. To get it up and running, J Sound Services of Nashville designed and installed a sound system based around Nexo and Yamaha gear.
The three-level, 65,000-square-foot venue is the first Topgolf location to include a dedicated music venue. The two-story, 7,900-square-foot concert hall is attached to the Topgolf structure and features an open floor space and second-level VIP deck offering balcony views and premium seating.
The sound system configuration includes ten Geo S1210s and two 1230s (6 per side), six LS18s (three box array flown and three mounted under the stage), four Nexo ID24 speakers for front fills, six monitor mixes of 45-N12s, PS15 speakers over an LS600 for drum fill, four mixes of Shure PSM 300s wireless ear monitors, two Focusrite AM2 hardwired ear mixes, and Yamaha SWP1 L2 switches for the Dante network (two 16 port and one 8 port). The system is powered and processed by five NXAmp 4X4 amplifiers with NXDT104 Dante cards. Amplifier tuning and alignment was accomplished using the Nexo NeMo system management software.
“The customer’s priority was that the system had to be the best-sounding room in town and suited for live recording and broadcasts,” states Jason Spence, President, J Sound Services. “By all accounts, we nailed it! And, we’ll soon be testing the broadcast experience with CMT recording their upcoming Crossroads Series in the venue. In choosing the PA, besides sound quality, there was a budget that we needed to adhere to. There are only a couple of PAs on the planet that hit the criteria in my opinion, and Nexo was one of them. Prior to the decision, the Topgolf team did get to hear concerts and events using Nexo systems so that helped with our recommended decision.”
Yamaha MXR7-D processors handle audio distribution and integration with the rest of the facility and the matrix processor for Studio Technologies Dante intercom devices. Four Shure ULXD combo systems with four handheld SM58s and four bodypacks, all with rechargeable batteries were also installed. The concert venue’s green room is fitted with a pair of Yamaha VXC5F speakers and DCP1-V4S for level and source control from a Yamaha PA2030 mixer/amplifier.
J Sound Services • www.jss.net
Yamaha and NEXO • www.yamahaca.com