At a height of 2300 metres, the new Maya Altitude Restaurant is located in one of the best ski areas in the word, the so-called Three Valleys in the French Alps. Its vast terrace offers breath-taking 360-degree views of the Belleville Valley and Mont Blanc, and equally stunning is the restaurant’s newly installed NEXO sound system, which provides music to drinkers and diners inside the venue and out by day, before stepping things up with a full DJ set for après skiers.
A system design using another speaker brand was already in existence before Monaco-based audio-visual consultants Mediacom showed that a NEXO system could deliver higher performance at a lower cost.
“We worked with the NEXO Engineering Support team to design a system using ID24s supplemented by IDS110 subs inside the restaurant, and NEXO ID14 and P12s outside” explains Mediacom’s Christophe Chary.
“With a sumptuous, Tibetan-themed décor, it was important that the speakers created a low visual impact, so the ultra-compact ID Series was perfect for the job. And the terrace can experience some extreme weather, so obviously an IP rating was essential.”
The system is powered by a rack of four NEXO NXAMP4X1MK2 and one NXAMP4X2MK2 compact, 4-channel powered processors, with phase-coherent pre-sets for all NEXO speakers making it easy to configure a system combining ID and P+ series cabinets. And the facility to quickly change the dispersion characteristics of the ID24s and P12s played a key role in ensuring consistent coverage of the 300-diner capacity venue, and a seamless listener experience when moving outside to the terrace.
“Despite the compact size, this is a system that delivers a real punch” concludes Christophe. “Everyone from the restaurant management to the DJs is really happy with it!”
About the NEXO ID Series
With a shared sonic signature and easily variable dispersion characteristics, ID Series compact speakers and columns create thrilling and immersive
sonic experiences with a low visual impact in the most complex acoustic environments.
About the NEXO P+ Series
Building on NEXO’s acclaimed expertise in compact, high-output, point source loudspeakers, the P+ Series delivers pristine, full-range sound at even greater Sound Pressure Levels, along with unparalleled versatility, thanks to an ingenious system for varying HF coverage patterns.
Based in Monaco and operating throughout Europe, Mediacom has a 20-year history of success, combining talented people and high-end technology to make events and venues even more exciting.