An early adopter of NEXO loudspeaker systems, Nashville-based Morris Light & Sound is the first production company in North America to take delivery of new NEXO STM line arrays. The announcement was made by Yamaha Commercial Audio (YCAS).
The 200-plus-box order includes 68 STM M46, 80 STM B112 bass, 48 STM S118 subs, and 22 NUAR racks, as well as 12 PS10R2 loudspeakers, 18 RS18 Ray Subs, and 16 GEO S12 loudspeakers.
Two Yamaha DME64N digital mix engines have also been purchased to run 16 channels of Lake Mesa EQ for zone control when required. The company also owns 24 NEXO 45-N12 line monitors.
Morris Light and Sound is a full service production and integration company with more than 25 years experience in the entertainment industry, providing professional audio, video, and lighting services for live events, tours and the fixed installation marketplace throughout North America.
“We’re extremely pleased to be collaborating with Morris Light & Sound on the new STM system and excited to introduce them as our first NEXO STM associate in North America,” states Paul Furtkamp, national sales manager, YCAS. “Involved with STM since its early stages, Morris L & S has provided very valuable input to NEXO on its development.
“Both NEXO and YCAS are very proud to be aligned with a company like Morris Light & Sound that truly define what it means to be on the cutting edge of a new technology like NEXO STM. We look forward to a very long and productive relationship between our two companies.”
NEXO STM Series (Scale Through Modularity) loudspeaker cabinets combine the best of Alpha functionality with NEXO’s patented Hyperbolic Reflector and venting design in which all radiating surfaces are in phase.
STM enables line arrays to scale up or down depending on event audience size, from 1,000 to 100,000 people. An STM system can be configured from three discrete loudspeaker elements: M46 main, B112 bass, S118 sub-bass modules, with plans to release addition STM components in the near future. System configurations can comprise arrays of main cabinets only, main plus bass, or bass plus main plus bass.
In addition, STM is the first vertical array system to offer scalable LF.
Deploying the dedicated subbass cabinets, either in the arrays or as ground-stacks, further increases the system’s options. “Omni” fill loudspeakers complete the coverage pattern, whatever the scale of the system.
STM also incorporates a “one person” rigging system. PistonRig allows pre-setting of inter-cabinet angle values, while REDLock handles lock front rigging points from the rear of cabinet. All adjustments made from one position at rear of cluster.
“From our first trip to NEXO headquarters over a year ago, we immediately embraced the concept of STM,” explains David Haskell, president, Morris Light & Sound. “The ability to scale the system for audiences from 1,000 to 100,000 got our attention. And, after working closely with the NEXO team, I can proudly say they have delivered the most flexible and best sounding system I have heard in many years.
“We’re proud to be a developmental partner with NEXO and YCAS in bringing this wonderful new product to the market and look forward to a lasting relationship.”
Morris Light & Sound
NEXO/Yamaha Commercial Audio