After an exciting world-premiere of the ultra-new and ultra-hot Nexo Geo-D tangential array and Geo-Sub at Australia’s EnTech trade show in Sydney last month, Nexo let the system loose on the rest of the world at the more recent Music Messe/Pro Light & Sound Exhibition in Frankfurt. The Geo-D did not fail to impress the mass of people congregating around the Nexo stand drawn to it not just by the amazing technologies on display, but by the buzz the industry has on Nexo at present.
The 2006 Frankfurt Pro Light & Sound Exhibition saw an endless collection of new strings of black boxes cater pillaring their way into Mime Street , but there was one audio caterpillar that did an “ Eiffel Tower in the desert” stand out job. This was the new Geo-D tangential array. This relatively compact and high-output system completes the Nexo Geo range. Though, there is also a small array economy installation box coming — the PS12; get ready for this one for all those venues that want 140 dB, but don’t want to see a box.
The Geo-D has output figures that are up with the world’s loudest arena boxes, however it is the flexibility of the new system that will set it apart from anything else. The Geo-D will perform as well in a ground stack configuration as it does as a flown array and the Geo system cardioid pattern will minimise stage spill under both flown and stacked conditions while directing its monumental output to a shaded and controllable coverage area, with no variations in polar pattern across the sound spectrum.
This system takes the patented Nexo Tangential array to its natural zenith of functional application and it is not too far-fetched to say that it will be another 25 years before the technology within this system will be surpassed. As the idea of the tangential array is starting to catch on, it was interesting to see imitators starting to appear at the show. At least two other mainline companies are promoting the idea with their own take on how it is achieved. The only thing missing is the science, an area in which Nexo has the clear advantage.