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Big Night, Big Sound

BUENA PARK, Calif. (January 20, 2016)—Big Night Chicago is the newest addition to the Big Night© America New Year’s Eve Series, the largest New Year’s Eve party in the country, that took place this year in five cities with over 22,000 people attending.

Big Night Chicago, an all-inclusive affair, combined top production values, multiple themed party areas, and 10 bands and DJs. The event took place at one of the nation’s most historic venues, The Palmer House© Hilton.

Sound Works Productions, Inc. (Mokena, IL) was tapped to provide audio production, lighting, and video for five event rooms, the largest of which consisted of 14 NEXO GEO S1210 line array boxes, eight RS18 Ray Subs, fourteen PS10 speakers, and six NX4x4 amplifiers. Six of the PS10s were used for delays and fills in the main room, with eight PS10 speakers used in the breakout rooms.

“We decided to use NEXO because of its plug and play capability, states Matt Wilson, Account Manager at Sound Works Productions. You can simply plug it in and it sounds great! Also, the lack of rigging points in the main ballroom had us turning to lifts for the NEXO S12 system, but because the box is lightweight, we were able to get more boxes onto the lifts, which helped with coverage of the room as well as the high SPL required for the event.”

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