The GEO M6 line array system defines an impressive new function venue, which will attract valuable events to a new luxury hotel.
The 294-bedroom W Melbourne Hotel is one of the newest luxury destinations in the state of Victoria, Australia. As well as five restaurants and bars, W Melbourne has premium function spaces, the largest of which is the ‘Great Room’, a 426 sq.m. pillarless ballroom which will host corporate events, weddings, entertainment and conventions.
The Great Room needed a sound reinforcement system capable of delivering exceptional audio whilst remaining physically and visually unobtrusive. Microhire, one of Australia’s largest corporate events and staging companies, provided the perfect solution in the form of NEXO’s GEO M6 compact line array system.
GEO M6 offers an outstanding size to power ratio. The system’s ability to deliver pristine, full-range sound whilst remaining unnoticed has made it the top preference in a variety of fixed installation scenarios. The visual impact of the GEO M6 system is subtle, thanks to its compact cabinet design and elegant internal rigging system, whilst the acoustic technology underpinning its operation delivers NEXO’s hallmark sonic performance.
Well-versed in the technical minutiae of live events, Microhire’s production experts chose the GEO M6 system for its ability to meet and exceed W Melbourne’s audio requirements – a critical aspect to ensure that all hires of the ‘Great Room’ delivers an exceptional experience.
“We required a system that was elegant and discrete by design, while still providing the SPL and frequency response to cover a wide range of applications. When a space like this has to hire in a PA for a particular job, we have to transport it in, set it up and pack it down. Having the NEXO rig onsite alleviates all this effort, meaning clients can come in and the in-house system already has the power required to comfortably drive their event,” explains Patrick Dinsmore, Microhire’s National Production Manager.
Jamie Hughes, Group General Manager at Microhire, says their NEXO specification was an easy decision. “As we already own both PS and GEO Series of NEXO products, adding to the NEXO family for the ‘Great Room’ was the obvious choice. The physical weight and size offers us great flexibility when changing the room layout, as the system is easily moved by just one person.
“We are confident that the GEO M6 system will be a reliable asset in our set-up here at W Melbourne, and the benefits of having NEXO’s Australian distributor Group Technologies right here in Melbourne means we also have excellent local support.”