NEXO has unveiled the P8 and P10, two new compact point-source loudspeakers in the P+ Series that offers the same features of the P12, which launched in mid-2019.
Inside custom birch and poplar plywood shells, the P8 has a coaxial 8-inch LF driver with a 1.5-inch diaphragm HF driver, while the P10 has a coaxial 10-inch neodymium LF driver and 1.7-inch diaphragm HF driver. The horn driver can rotate in both cabinets, and the proprietary Magnelis steel grille can be quickly removed to allow the horn to be swapped out to change the standard 100- x 100-degree dispersion to a 110- x 60-degree alternative.
Stated peak SPL is 129 dB for the P8 and 136 dB for the P10. The design of the LF driver’s cooling system is designed to enhance power handling. Frequency response is stated as 66 Hz to 20 kHz (P8) and 63 Hz to 20 kHz (P10).
Both models are available in touring and installation versions. In the touring version, two handles on each side hold a 35 mm pole stand adaptor and Speakon connector for discrete connection when the cabinets are used on pole stands or in wedge monitor applications. Two other Speakon connectors are included on the back plate. In the installation version, a cable gland with a 2-core cable for audio input helps ensure IP54 protection during outdoor use. A range of accessories are available for touring and installed applications.
The P8 is measures 16.6 x 11 x 10 inches and weighs 26 pounds, while the P10 is 19.5 x 15 x 11 inches and 33 pounds. Touring and installation versions are produced in black and white scratch-resistant paint finishes. Applied using a special process, the finish prepares is designed to allow use of the enclosures in all climate conditions and help them withstand the rigors of stage monitoring use. TUV and IP54 certification are provided for the installation versions of both cabinets.
A choice of power sources includes the NXAMP4x2Mk2 and NXAMP4x1Mk2 as well as the NEXO DTD controller and DTDAMP4x1.3, which can drive one P10 or two P8s per channel. NXAMPs offer a dedicated set-up for each horn.
NEXO R&D director Joseph Carcopino states, “Using our new generation NXAMPMk2 amplifiers, we have been able to take quite a leap forward. The P10 and P8 deliver excellent sonic performance and are much more dynamic than previous NEXO point-source models. Indeed, with its sharp polar control, the P10 will be able to compete against many of our competitors’ 12-inch models. When powered with the smaller new NXAMP4x1Mk2 amplifier, it is also a very interesting alternative to even our own P12 cabinet.”
As with the P12, the L15 subwoofer is also recommended as the partner for the P8 and P10. With a new acoustic loading technique using a 15-inch bass horn, the L15 operates efficiently, with nearly the entire front face of the cabinet used as a radiating surface. It has a stated frequency range of 40 Hz to 120 Hz and peak SPL of 139 dB.