System specification: (per side)
- 9x STM M46 main plus 9x B112 bass modules
- 6x S118 subs (flown)
- 2x M28 downfill
- GEO S1210 for outfill and sidefill
- RS18 subs for supplementary subbass
- PS15-R2 and PS10 R2 for front fill and stage monitoring
- NXAMP 4×4 amplification
“Our NEXO rig was the perfect solution for the X Games weekend,” states Stefan Bouts, Nomad System Tech. The system was set up on the The Sound Factory Stage at the Austin 360 Amphitheatre, for perfomers like Talib Kweli, Pennywise, Kid Ink, Joywave and Deltron 3030.
“The Austin360 Amphitheatre is nearly 300 feet of a wide steady upslope to the rear of the venue,” explains Bouts. “It needs a system that can throw clearly and powerfully all the way to the “lawn”, the open grass area in the rear. The NEXO STM system did so with ease.
“Multiple guest engineers stepped in over the weekend with acts like Talib Kweli, Deltron 3030, and The Glitch Mob, and all of them were totally delighted with the response of the system. When there were no guest engineers, our FOH engineer Matt Trevino piloted the system for us with Andy Tindall running our monitor system. Joel Hume handled audio production management.”
The main rig consisted of 6x S118 subbass modules flown per side above 9x coupled M46/B112 main and bass modules, with 2x M28 modules used as down-fills, and 2x GEO S1210 boxes flown as out-fills. 4x NEXO PS10 boxes were used as front-fills, with 20x dual 18’ subwoofers downstage, and 15x NXAMP4x4 amplifiers were used to power the main rig.
“For the stage monitor rig, we used 12x PS15R2 boxes as monitors wedges that provided excellent coverage of the very large stage at Austin360, regardless of the size or scope of the act.” says Bouts. An RS18 Ray Sub was used as a drum sub with 2x GEO S1210s flown over an RS18 for side-fills. 4x NXAMP 4×4 powered the monitor rig. “More than a few artists over the course of the weekend told us that it was the best they had ever heard themselves sound,” Bouts added.
“Beside the in-show performance of the system, the speed and ease in deployment and strike of the system was another huge reason the NEXO STM system was selected,” says Bouts. “We flew the main array with only two techs, and when it came time to strike, our entire system was in trucks and headed back to the warehouse in well under three hours. All in all, it was a fantastic weekend, and all of us at Nomad Sound are excited to have such an incredible system at our disposal.”
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