Nexo's compact tangent array system, the Geo S, has passed a difficult test at an ambitious gala concert evening, hosted by German radio station WDR4 in the historic town hall of Wuppertal.
The old building posed complex acoustic problems for the engineering team of PA company Babbel & Haeger; if a conventional sound reinforcement system had been used, it would have needed delay speakers and additional cabinets for the balcony tiers in the hall. This would have seriously compromised audience sightlines and the aesthetic appeal of the famous hall, so Babbel & Haeger brought in their Nexo Geo S sytems.
Two Geo S arrays were hung from the middle truss above the orchestra, each comprising ten Geo S-805 and one S-830 cabinet. Six Geo CD12 Subbass units were in support, and the system was driven by Camco Vortex 6 digital power amps. Without any delay points, the system effortlessly handled the performances with full coverage throughout the hall, impressing sound engineer Uwe Häger; "I don't think it would be possible to achieve such results with other sound systems."
Babbel & Hager also provided a Midas Heritage 2000, DDA Q2 monitoring console, and a Camco-powered stage monitoring system of Nexo PS 15s and PS10s.