Located in the vibrant Over-the-Rhine district of Cincinnati, the historic Woodward Theater opened as a silent movie house way back in 1913. Today, this much-loved building has been brought back to life as a 600-capacity live music and events hall, hosting everything from weddings and film screenings to concerts.
Versatility is the key to success at the Woodward, and this applies particularly to the NEXO GEO M10 line array system recently installed by local production services and AV technology specialists Event Enterprises.
“The system has to perform as a full rock rig one day, then handle a bridegroom’s speech the next, without getting in the way of the wedding photographer” says EE Managing Director Grant Cambridge, explaining the choice of the GEO M10 for a venue he knows well, having supplied a number a rental systems for events there over the years. “Two small hangs of 6 x GEO M10s on either side of the stage give us all the power and coverage necessary for the main floor and balcony, supplemented by 4 x MSUB15s subwoofers.”
Light weight and a compact form factor were also essential to ensure that the clusters could be hung safely from joists in the attic of a building that’s more than a century old, and that the subs could be hidden under a stage with just 24 inches of clearance available.
“Right out of the gate, the coverage was spot on, and the system behaved just as predicted when we modelled it using NEXO’s NS-1 configuration software. We started tuning with a kick drum and the power of the system was immediately impressive, even without the subs.”
Amplification and processing for the system come from a rack of just 3 x NXAMP4X2MK2 4-channel powered controllers, and 6 x NEXO P12 point source speakers are available for on stage monitoring, completing an all-NEXO install.
“Event Enterprises prides itself on supporting the events, local artists and businesses that make Cincinnati such a great place to live and work” says Grant. “So, we’re pleased to equip such a landmark venue as the Woodward with a sound system that’s going to help bring a lot of enjoyment to so many people.”
For more information about Event Enterprises, visit: evententerprises.com
For more information about the Woodward, visit: woodwardtheater.com