Capital Sound Hire is the first British company to take delivery of a NEXO STM Series modular line array, following a two-year participation in its design and specification process.
“Originally, it was an opportunity to influence the [plan] of a loudspeaker system so that the final product was more in line with our ideals,” Ian Colville, technical manager at Capital, said. “As the STM concept emerged, that feeling was replaced with a desire to be involved in the development of a genuinely groundbreaking product.”
The initial touring range incorporates three elements; the M46 Main cabinet, B112 Bass cabinet and S118 Sub-bass cabinet, which allow users to build systems for audiences from 200 to 100,000.
“With profit margins being squeezed, it’s crucial for the success of rental companies to get the maximum flexibility from their inventories,” Capital’s managing director, Paul Timmins, said. “As digital consoles become inflexible due to personal choice, it’s more important that the loudspeaker system, which is the element that generally ‘gets you the show’, is working constantly. Prep costs money and this system just requires configuration between projects, with no rebuilds necessary.”