Local sound rental company Total Sound Solutions says it has found the ideal PA system for these mid-size outdoor events. Capable of handling all genres of music, including jazz, blues, acoustic, rock, pop and indie, a NEXO GEO S12 system ticked all the boxes in terms of size, output and sonic performance.
Swansea Live takes place across three stages, where local bands play all afternoon on the big day. Some 10,000 people are drawn into the city centre to watch all or part of the live entertainment.
TSS’s owner Chris Hooke describes a template system for this kind of event, using compact line-array cabinets from NEXO’s GEO S12 Series and the company’s newest RS subs and amplifiers.
“A traditional line array is difficult to break down into smaller systems but we found the GEO range to be fully modular. You can see the proof in Swansea: on the main stage, the system uses six GEO S12 cabinets a side, whereas the second stage uses just two boxes a side. They make two different modules, so we can choose the S1230 with its 30 degree dispersion pattern for the smaller stage with its smaller audience.
“For the main stage, we used four of the new RS18 subs. Last year, MacDonalds (situated right behind the stage) complained about the levels. Because you can choose to set up the NEXO RS subs in either cardioid or omni mode, we were able to direct the bass towards the crowd and away from the shops and restaurants by using the cardioid mode. No complaints this year.”
Total Sound Solutions brought relatively little inventory into Swansea for the event. “And that’s the whole point. The power output of this system is phenomenal, yet the number of cabinets is small and the boxes themselves are very compact. We used just two NXAMP 4×4 4-channel amplifiers for the main system, and only one amp for the B stage. The versatility of the system is matched by the fact that you need far fewer boxes than you used to in order to achieve the same amount of output.”
10 x NEXO GEOS1210
2 X NEXO GEOS1230
4 X NEXO RS18
2 X NEXO NX4X4
4 X NEXO GEOS1230
4 X NEXO RS15
1 X NEXO NX4X4
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