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Pavilion Theatre Makes a Sound Investment in State-of-the-Art NEXO System
UK – Award-winning Pavilion Theatre, located on the waterfront of Rhyl in Wales, has recently upgraded its technology to match the same high standard as its award-winning performances (venue).
The 1,031 seat theatre has been designed to accommodate a variety of productions, from theatre shows and comedy acts to music tours. Recent productions have included Mrs Brown’s Boys, Chicago, Little Mix, Olly Murs and John Bishop to name but a few. As well as large scale productions, the Pavilion Theatre is committed to facilitating theatre and dance in the community as well as school productions.
Technical manager, Andy Hughes was tasked with updating the existing 25 year old PA system to a cutting-edge solution that could handle the variety of performances this venue hosts. He approached A.C. Entertainment Technologies’ (AC-ET) audio specialist, Steve Eaton who helped specify the upgrade along with the NEXO team in France.
For this project, AC-ET supplied over 65 products from the NEXO range, including GEO M10 Line array modules, ID24 speakers, subs, NEXO NX controller amps and the new P+ series speakers.
Andy commented: “I had heard a lot of systems in the theatre over the years from touring shows, including many big-named brands and NEXO always really stood out sound wise. They were also very helpful and accommodating, leaving us with a system for a week to test within the theatre to ensure we were happy. All this, along with the support from AC-ET even through the pandemic, helped make the decision. The NEXO products purchased will be used in other venues and events, so we needed a brand with not just one good product but a whole range of products to cover any size of venue and event.”
“I’ve been working with Andy and Leon at the Pavilion on this project for a couple of years now, so it’s great to see it all come together. They required a system capable of handling everything from comedy gigs right up to full rock and roll shows. The system had to be extremely versatile though to use in the theatre itself, the outdoor arena next door, plus all the other venues and sport centres under their jurisdiction. The combination of NEXO’s GEO M10 line array and their stunning new P+ series speakers covered all eventualities,” commented AC-ET’s Steve Eaton.
The system was installed by Pavilion Theatre’s house staff using NEXO’s NS-1 System Configuration Software. NS-1 is a powerful and intuitive system configuration and simulation tool enabling NEXO users to configure and optimise the performance of any NEXO system by predicting its behaviour in any venue to ensure uniform SPL coverage.
Andy added: “Using the NS-1 software, our team was able to install and configure the NEXO system and it sounded great. We then had the NEXO experts come and help us fine tune; the finished result is absolutely outstanding! We cannot wait to use it for our upcoming pantomime, Cinderella.”
AC-ET also supplied another Yamaha QL5 console to add to Pavilion Theatre’s inventory. along with 12 more channels of Sennheiser EW G4 wireless systems.
“We’ve always had a good relationship with AC-ET. Steve Eaton made several site visits to help us throughout the purchasing process to ensure we got the solution that was right for us. The service received from all at AC-ET is friendly and professional, and nothing is ever too much trouble for them. A huge thank you to all the team for helping us with this huge upgrade and especially to Steve for being there to assist every step of the way,” concluded Andy.
13th January 2022
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