NEXO P+ transforms sound at Lyon’s iconic Stade de Gerland
NEXO P+ transforms sound at Lyon’s iconic Stade de Gerland

NEXO P+ transforms sound at Lyon’s iconic Stade de Gerland

Jun 2024 | News | Sports Arenas | ePS Series | P+ Series | France

Built between 1913 and 1926, the iconic Stade de Gerland was the first stadium in the French city of Lyon. Previously hosting football and athletics, the 25,000-capacity venue is today home to the LOU RUGBY CLUB, a Top 14 rugby club, and a popular venue for other events and conventions.

Recently, AV technology specialists GL Events approached NEXO to propose a ‘first-stage’ upgrade to the stadium’s aging sound system, covering the lower tiers only of the North and South Stands. A new system proposed by another manufacturer had been considered too expensive, so the NEXO Engineering Support Team was challenged to design a solution which would meet the budget without compromising the requirements for impactful sound, clear speech intelligibility and even coverage of every seat.

The NEXO system at Stade de Gerland comprises 6 x P12 point-source cabinets as the main speakers covering the front sections of each of the stands, with a further 8 x NEXO ePS10s as delays covering the rear section. Amplification and processing for the main system come from a pair of NEXO NXAMP4X2Mk2 Powered TD Controllers, with NEXO DTD/DTDAMP4X1.3 on the delays.

“NEXO point source speakers are already proven in many stadium installations around the world including P12s at the Stadium in the UK” comments NEXO’s Christophe Girres who was on site to support the final commissioning of the new system in Lyon. “The technical team at GL Events did a great job on the installation and the results are very impressive.

“The NEXO P12 is a very powerful speaker. Even mounted at a height of 25 metres, the sound quality is excellent, and also the coverage and the intelligibility of the system.”


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