Espace Mayenne is an architecturally impressive event site in Laval, in the west of France. This futuristic multifunctional facility will accommodate anywhere from 20 to 4,500 people for any kind of occasion, and has recently been equipped with the most versatile audio production systems, supplied by NEXO and implemented by Videlio Rennes.
The largest of the three venues is the Salle Mayenne, which can accommodate up to 4,500 spectators, and is able to host both sporting events and shows. For this indoor arena, a NEXO GEO S12 system has been chosen, with 10 clusters positioned to cover the stands and also the pitch area. In all, 32x S12 cabinets are required, yet the profile of the arrays is so low that the system is barely visible against the geometric arrangement of small acoustic baffles in the roof space. Running on a Dante network, the system is entirely powered by just three amplifiers.
In the second venue, the Pegasus Room, up to 2000 people can convene for a wide variety of events, sporting and performance. Two clusters each with 4x GEO S12 line array modules cover the pitch, whilst just 4x PS15 point source cabinets cover the stand seating.
The Congress Hall can host up to 500 people for meetings, and has been equipped with a straightforward NEXO PS Series PA for speech reinforcement. Like the Pegasus Room, the system is run over a Dante network.
Under the direction of Frederic Desir at Espace Mayenne, the system design was executed by Grégory Aldea from Ducks Scéno, system integration was provided by Jean-Luc Imbert at Videlio Rennes, and additional design input was given by NEXO’s Engineering Support Division.