Nexo Charms the Irish at Mean Fiddler Having recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation The Mean Fiddler in the Sydney suburb of Rouse Hill blends Australian tradition with Irish charm. The renovations bring in a contemporary element whilst complimenting the existing history. The venue’s Nexo Geo S sound system was installed by Rutledge Engineering and successfully managed to fit the brief and comply with sound requirements, as to not bother the neighbours.
The Nexo Geo S PA System is used by John Williamson as He Rehearses at The Mean Fiddler
The Woolshed, a popular live entertainment venue located with The Mean Fiddler, boasts all the traditions of the truly iconic Australian woolshed, and evokes an atmosphere of the bygone era. The venue may have wooden black butt flooring, exposed beams and corrugated iron enhancing the days of old but there’s certainly nothing ancient about the sound system!
Another shot of the The Nexo Geo S PA System
In fact Rutledge Engineering has recently installed the latest in state of the art audio courtesy of Nexo, one of the leading sound reinforcement loudspeaker manufacturers in the world. A high quality, kicking system, that is visually unobtrusive, was required. It also had to be compact in size as the Woolshed stage is fairly small even though many popular acts, particularly of the country persuasion, perform at the venue. Particular attention was paid to providing a system that would deliver high quality audio that would have minimal impact outside of the venue as there had been noise complaints in the past. The audio needed to be loud but not at a club level.
Together with Group Technologies, the Nexo distributor in Australia, the team used the Ease modeling program to determine the best speakers and their location for optimal coverage. Four GEO S cabinets are placed either side of the stage with Quest Audio HPI 218S high-powered compact sub bass enclosures providing general-purpose bass and sub bass enhancement. Nexo NX242 digital processors and Camco amplifiers drive the system.
Chris Beaumont, House Engineer at The Mean Fiddler is more than impressed by the Difference the Nexo System has Made to The Woolshed