In just 3 years, Frontline has acquired a considerable inventory of NEXO loudspeaker cabinets, including PS15 full-range compacts, RS15 subbass, and 45°N-12 line monitors. Taking the next step forward, Martijn Klein Gebbink’s company has made its first investment into NEXO’s STM Series of modular line array, buying 18x STM M28 main cabinets together with 4x RS18 subbass and a NUAR (NEXO Universal Amp Rack) containing 2x NXAMP4x4s. All equipment has been supplied by NEXO distributor Iemke Roos.
“The M28 is the ideal line array for us,” says Klein Gebbink, “it is very small with high output, and the consistency of its coverage and power is amazing. It is completely flexible, ideal for a company like ours that works in music and theatre, as well as corporate events and in theme parks. We purchased 4 sets of rigging so we can split the inventory into systems of 4-6 cabinets per side to run simultaneous smaller events or bring it all together for a large stage.”
Frontline selected the NEXO RS18 as the subbass element because it is widely used by other rental companies in the region. “Pairing M28 with RS18 gives us the best cross-hiring opportunities, but this only a starting point – I anticipate that we will be buying into the STM B112 Bass and S118 Sub cabinets in the near future. That possibility to expand easily is what makes NEXO’s STM Series so unique, unlike anything else on the market.”
The M28 is an injection-moulded all-purpose 2- way loudspeaker cabinet, providing 90° or 120° of horizontal dispersion (adjustable using a special flange kit) and 0° to 15° splaying angle between modules. It is a superbly versatile compact line array. It can be teamed with other loudspeaker elements in the STM Series to create a wide variety of systems for different applications. It can fly in line with STM B112 bass cabinets when extra headroom and LF response is required. The wide operating frequency range means that many speech or light music events can be run effectively with M28 alone, thereby removing the need for any extra cabinets.