NEXO’s installation business has started the new year with good news from South Korea, where the company’s distributor A-Works prosound has delivered a classy installation project for a new auditorium, owned by the billion-dollar network marketing company ATOMY.
Following a 4-way shoot-out competition last summer, A-Works won the contract with its demonstration of a NEXO GEO M12 mid-size line array system, paired with MSUB18 subs, and extended by a sizeable delay system using NEXO’s super-compact ID24 point source cabinets.
The auditorium is located at Atomy HQ in Gongju, and is used for mini-concerts, education, internal events and the ATOMY Corporation’s annual awards ceremony. The GEO M12 was the perfect system for ATOMY’s purposes, specified with 8-module arrays left and right, and a 3-module hang in the centre. Twelve of the powerful 18” MSUB bass units are flown above the centre of the stage. 4x ID24 compact cabinets provide near-fill, mounted underneath the stage. Around the auditorium, a total of 34x ID24s, in white, comprise the delay system. For stage monitoring, A-works has chosen NEXO’s new P12 point source speakers, the quality of which has actually surprised the engineers and musicians working in the auditorium! The whole system is driven by NXAMP4x4Mk2 amplifiers.
All system design was completed using NEXO’s NS-1 proprietary modelling and simulation software by Jinhee Kim from A-works prosound. Regular GEO M12 production company user PLAN24 was there to mastermind the winning demonstration system at the shootout, which was tuned by Mr. So-Yong Lee, engineer from Prof. Sound Korea. Coordination of the demo and the installation was overseen by Mr. Sung-Ho Lee, general manager of A-works prosound.
The M12 line array module, which contains a premium 12” Neodymium LF driver paired with 1.4” titanium diaphragm HF driver, is offered with two vertical dispersions, the 10-degree GEO M1210 and the 20-degree GEO M1220. Horizontal directivity is 80 degrees by default for both modules, but can be easily changed to 120 degrees. The M12 modules are 370mm x 700mm x 446mm, and weigh 34kg. The two-way module will deliver a frequency response of 50Hz-20kHz with nominal peak SPL of 140dB.