DJs Sasha and Digweed recently played the American Airlines Arena in Miami. Terry McNeil of Pro Sound sources gear from Concert Systems USA (Tampa, Fla.), choosing loudspeaker cabinets from three different NEXO ranges to get 360-degree dispersion from an end-stage configuration. “At the peak of the night, I metered the system at 117 dBA weighted. The clarity was amazing.”
McNeil, who specializes in large-scale systems for dance music events, chose a relatively unusual combination of NEXO tangent array boxes. Twenty-four GEO T full-range cabinets formed the main stereo cluster two arrays of 10x T4805 with 2x T2815 downfill boxes. Twenty-four GEO S compact cabinets were used for sidefill arrays in two arrays of 12, and 12 of NEXO’s Alpha enclosures were used for the backfill and VIP area. For subs, McNeil specified four powerful CD18s each side, with six Alpha S2s ground-stacked in the middle. The system was powered by 29x CAMCO Vortex 6 amps. For the DJ rig monitors, three additional CAMCO amps powered more NEXO cabinets, an Alpha E and PS15 combination.
According to McNeil, “The GEO T gave us a lot of horsepower in the mains. We combined CD18s under the left and right arrays with S2s down front and the combination was awesome.”
Randy Frierson, owner and MD of Concert Systems USA, said, “The show was confirmed quite late in the day, so we had to prep, transport and organize personnel from our two locations in less than 24 hours. We handled the entire production, sub-renting some S2 subs and PS cabinets from 6th Sensory Sound, and our crew list included myself as one of the systems engineers, alongside Harry Brill Jr, Dave Drake and Joe Rodda. In addition to the arena system, we provided a good-size Alpha system for the main concourse.”
McNeil concludes, “NEXO is definitely headed in the right direction with GEO technology. Right now, there are several tours that have featured GEO T and with the help of Thunder Audio and Concert Systems in the USA, and SSE Hire in the UK, you’ll start to see more and more bands and tours using NEXO GEO technology.”